Haiku by Cat: Moth

Haiku by Cat: window hunter waits / trap baited with false sunlight / for moth to alight

Today’s Haiku is by Calvin.


When I take the dogs for their last “out” of the night, I turn the porch lights on so I can see where I’m going, and so that my stealth dog–solid-black Lilah–doesn’t disappear.

The lights from inside the house glow warmly from the windows, and perched in most of them is at least one cat. They’ve learned that moths–dancing winged creatures of immeasurable value–sometimes fly in when the door opens for a troop of dogs to pass through one way or the other.

Thus each evening I have an audience. Until winter’s cold ends the game; then my cats have to wait until the next warm day in late spring for the fun to begin again.

What have your pets learned–patterns that they’ve picked up on?

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8 Comments on "Haiku by Cat: Moth"

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  1. Sounds like a beautiful summer’s night. Great shot! We love watching those dancing moths especially when they land on our screen door!

  2. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    moth; a tastee snax
    ewe shuld reely try them dawgz
    and noe knead to salt !

  3. Skipper says:

    Clever kitty cats. Great photo. I am a clever kitty as well, just before the alarm goes in the morning I sit on my Daddy’s head to let him know it’s time to get up and feed me!

  4. Kitties Blue says:

    Kitties in the window always make a house look so inviting. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  5. easy rider says:

    I’m a great moth-hunter too, they are tasty even when my mom screams EEEEWWW :o)

  6. Mark at DBDT says:

    I really enjoy your Haikus. Our cat Noah often sits in the window when we leave for work. But when we get home in the evening he can be found curled up on the big dog bed by the window enjoying the setting sun.

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