Thankful for my cats

I am thankful for my cats.

Life with Cats

jellybean paws
tread softly, land gently
except when they don’t

mews and meows
meps, merps and owels
conversation without words

silky head rubs
figure eights among my feet
warm soft strokable fur

sweet intricate noses
from stretched-out necks
inhaling, absorbing scent and soul

twitchy excited tails
bumper car verticals
curvey, sensuous question marks

ears forward, intent
whiskers itching, vibrating
pounce coiled and primed

intensity barely contained
eyes wide, anticipating
then: a leap of faith

serious silliness
chasing feathers and nothing
followed by instant nonchalance

welcome slow blinks
slight turning of heads
panther walks of greeting

sputtering rumbling purr
the sound of love
given freely





Elsa Clair

Elsa Clair




10 Comments on "Thankful for my cats"

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  1. I’m thankful I get to see your pictures of your cats!

  2. What a great poem ! Happy Thanksgiving ! Purrs

  3. We’re so thankful for our friends in the cat blogging world. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula

  4. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. meowmeowmans says:

    Such a sweet post. We are so grateful for your friendship. Thank you for being you, and for being our pals. Happy Thanksgiving!

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