Dead Bodies

In the morning we found
two dead bodies
on the patio and yet
no sound of fight
disturbed the peace

Only a cat would leave
victims of crime
exposed like that
and vanish in a trice
leaving behind the bodies
of two dead mice.

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The above incident is a bit of a mystery. Our cat used to leave us ‘presents’ but we no longer have a cat and indeed have not even seen one in our garden for many, many months!

Please note that I will now be taking a short break for about a week.



Cat on the hearth
drying her fur,
as fed up with the rain
as we are!

January Joy 4

My furry friend,
Chloe, my cuddlesome cat.


Chloe’s injured tail
keeps her indoors for a week,
going stir crazy!

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I have been away for a couple of weeks. During that time my cat Chloe somehow managed to sustain a ‘pull’ injury to her tail. My daughter-in-law, who was looking after her, took her to the vet who prescribed painkillers and a week indoors. She has one more day of pain killers to go but seems a lot better and I have now let her out!

The good news is that WordPress seems to have sorted itself out in my absence and I now have access to my notifications again. However, is it my eyes or has the print got smaller?

Poor Chloe

Poor Chloe, my cat, is off her food
and has a gurgling tummy.
All she wants is time asleep
and lots of cuddles from mummy.


from a weekend away;
my cat Chloe comes running, purring.
What a greeting!

Black Head

Cat’s black head
peers through cat flap,
I glare back.
Eyes meet.
Not my black cat,
‘Grrrr’ I say.
Cat backs away,
gone in a flash.


New laid concrete.
Cat paw prints leave a trail
for posterity.

Stop Out

All night and most of the day
she stayed away.
I fretted and worried,
I called her name,
she never came.
Now in the mid-afternoon,
she is here.
It’s quite clear
she wonders why all the fuss.
She cleans her bowl, herself,
and falls asleep
in her favourite chair.


Sometimes, like when
I find a young thrush
dead on the mat,
I find it rather hard
to like my cat.

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