Cat Warmth and Wisdom

Cat wisdom knows exactly
where to find warmth and comfort
on cold December days.
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).

when a catnap is desired
any soft place is perfect
(especially when there’s room to stretch).
And then—
as winter days grow colder
cat wisdom instinctively
seeks sunlit spaces
to warm the fur.
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

About Mary Strong-Spaid

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

  1. arlene says:

    Hi Mary! Pretty kitties you have here.

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  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.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Timothy Price says:

    Lovely kitties! Great work on cat wisdom.

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  4. sarasinart says:

    Beautiful pictures, lovely thoughts. Be well!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. katelon says:

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

    Happy holidays!

    Love, katelon

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  6. Don Royster says:

    One of my favorite poems is “For I will consider my cat Jeffrey” by Christopher Smart:


  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.


    • terrepruitt says:

      Our cats are weird. The little cat will eat off the big cats plate. Then she will eat off of her plate. Then she will leave. The big cat will finish her plate, but it isn’t all of it because the little cat ate part of it. Then the big cat will go over to the little cat’s plate and eat off of it. Sometimes she will finish both plates, but more often then note she will walk away and the little cat will come back and finish off her plate. It is odd the way they eat. Watching them, I think they kind of eat the same amount. I can’t figure out if they do and one just tends to be heavier or if the “big” cat really does eat more. I have to lean towards the latter.


      • I don’t know…the way they are both eating food from each other’s bowls…it seems like your cats are almost keeping things fair and even.
        Not that way here! Unfortunately, Siri always eats ALL of her food as quickly as she can.
        Then our other cat (Keona), he likes to eat a little of his food and walk away (he thinks he can just come back later). But, as soon as he walks away, she immediately comes over and eats (gobbles up) the rest of his food too. So when he leaves, we have to quickly pull his food bowl up and put it away.
        Of course, a few minutes later, he comes back and wonders where it went.


  16. Sharmishtha says:

    fabulous pix, lovely cats!


  17. Pierre Lagacé says:

    There is a special bond I believe between cats and amateur genealogists…


  18. Dustytoes says:

    Oh such beautiful kitties! I have 2 and they love to sleep in the strangest places. Sometimes I think they prefer uncomfortable beds.


  19. JosieHolford says:

    Good looking cats! Fine beasts.
    You might enjoy this poem: Cats Sleep Anywhere –


  20. Catwoods says:

    Oh my what gorgeous cats!


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