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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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:

  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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