Cat Warmth and Wisdom

Cat wisdom knows exactly
where to find warmth and comfort
on cold December days.
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Look!
The wise cat knows exactly
how to quickly transform
an inexpensive
insulated shopping bag
into a comfortable bed—
(just don’t sit on the zipper).

Actually—
when a catnap is desired
any soft place is perfect
(especially when there’s room to stretch).
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And then—
as winter days grow colder
cat wisdom instinctively
seeks sunlit spaces
to warm the fur.
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Last but not least—
cat wisdom teaches us all
that the best way to create heat
on a cold, dark winter night
is in the kind arms
of a loving friend.   ~ms
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About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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38 Responses to Cat Warmth and Wisdom

  1. arlene says:

    Hi Mary! Pretty kitties you have here.

  2. Tamie says:

    Love your stories. You have a way with words….so talented! Miss your sweet face. Glad you are writing again, sharing pieces of you with us.

  3. Timothy Price says:

    Lovely kitties! Great work on cat wisdom.

  4. sarasinart says:

    Beautiful pictures, lovely thoughts. Be well!

  5. katelon says:

    I can feel the soft nuturing just reading this post. Very comforting.

    Happy holidays!

    Love, katelon

  6. Don Royster says:

    One of my favorite poems is “For I will consider my cat Jeffrey” by Christopher Smart: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/jubilate-agno-fragment-b-i-will-consider-my-cat-jeoffry

  7. Marc-André says:

    Those scream to go into tummy rub Tuesday! 😀

  8. David says:

    Beautiful kitties, both of them. Pleasingly plump works. 🙂

  9. Lisa Gordon says:

    They are simply adorable, Mary!
    There is nothing quite like a cat. 🙂
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Tiny says:

    Wonderful post! Happy New Year to you Mary!

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  12. Darling kitty!! Wish you would add “follow by email” to your side bar so we can follow you! Nice to meet you! catchatwithcarenandcody

  13. Beautiful cat ^.^ I like the part how they use the bag as a bed! We bought our cats some nice soft cat beds and they prefer to sleep in the box they came in – _ –

    • Yes! We have bought toys specifically for our 2 cats, but they prefer to play with things like plastic lids from a milk jug and tops of pens. We had a cat bed too…that they never used. They prefer boxes, bags, and other objects of their choosing–because we apparently don’t know what they want!

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  15. terrepruitt says:

    BEAUTIFUL cats. And do tell when you figure out how to get ONE to stop eating all the others food. Sigh.

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