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Winston, Mizz Kitty and Me

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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This morning Winston and me
set off on our walk
like we always do.
We hadn’t gotten very far
when I felt fur
brush against my leg.
It was Mizz Kitty
and she wanted to come along.
So off we went,
Winston, Mizz Kitty and me.
Mizz Kitty stayed close
to the edge of the road,
often times even with Winston.
We walked a little slower
so she could keep up.
And keep up she did
until she decided
she’d gone far enough
away from home.
She sat down at the side of the road
and would go no further.
Winston and I walked on.
I would occasionally look back
To see if she was still there,
and she was.
But she wasn’t happy
about being left behind.
I could hear her start to meow.
There she was sitting in the middle of the road
and really beginning to howl.
There was nothing else to do
but turn around and go back.
So we did as fast as our legs would go.
She fell right in step
when we reached her.
Then we just walked back home
like this happens every day,
with Mizz Kitty in the lead.
When we reached the driveway,
I took off Winston’s leash.
They followed me to the garage
to get a bottle of water,
then into the house we went.
Winston was happy to get a drink
then flop down on the floor.
But Mizz Kitty wanted much, much more.
Soon as I sat down
I had a lap full of cat
wanting ears and back scratched.
She leaves little doubt
as she sticks one toe nail out
and deftly snags your hand
and brings it about
to her ear.
When she is ready to have
her back done,
that is easy to see.
She sticks her tail straight up
and quivers it at me.
She raises her rear end
until she is on her tip toes.
And if I don’t get to it quick enough
to her satisfaction,
she’ll start in with that kneading action
front legs and back.
As she tap dances her toe nails
into my thighs,
she has me well trained I realize.
So Winston is sleeping on the couch
and Mizz Kitty is a snooze
in her favorite hidey hole.
As for myself I could use a few z’s
the walk having taken its toll.
Winston, Mizz Kitty and me
are contented as we can be.

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JerryPat2
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1 posted 07-06-2017 09:51 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

What a wonderful thing you have going, Lori. I walk Zoe twice a day, sans cat. It is good for her as it is for me. Seems Mizz Kitty is cutting your walks short, and that is not a good hing.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 7932
Fair to middlin'


2 posted 07-06-2017 11:18 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

She doesn't go every time, this was a fluke.
Yes, I'd rather she didn't try to go. ~L
Poet In Pink
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3 posted 07-08-2017 06:36 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

This is so delightful Lori Belle   I can see Mizz Kitty plopping down and squawking for her way ~ Cats are so demanding like that ha ha  Thanks for the share ~ Much enjoyed as I always do ~ Alana
OwlSA
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4 posted 07-08-2017 09:17 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

This is an absolutely GORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGEOUS story, Lori!  Please hug Winston and "do" Mizz Kitty's back and ear-scratch or whatever she wants, both from Auntie Di from over the huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge water bowl and tell them both that Auntie Di thinks they are wonderful, clever, cute, beautiful and everything nice, the precious cuddly bundles!

And Jerry, please hug little Zoe and tell her the same!

WHAT would we do without our furbabies???
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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5 posted 07-09-2017 05:15 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkaninny,
Thanks so much! I get my best inspiration from nature and letting the critters be themselves gives me plenty to write about.
~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 07-09-2017 05:25 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

OWL! How nice to see you! Yes I will be sure to give them both extra "lubbins" (lovin's) and tell them it was from you. I know you can appreciate this next part, we are going to Colorado for a few days and have decided not to take Winston with us. I miss him already. I'm going to take his special bed and crate so he will feel more at home there.
He is 12 and we have only had him a couple of years but he is my special buddy. It chokes me up just thinking about it. ~L
 
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