Great post today Graham! I do like these diversions, they add extra variety :-)
As it’s Wednesday, there WILL be CATS!!
Bonus Bunnies on Wednesday!!!
Well, not good grammar with “Tell us where Lily and Hollingsworth is,” but a good poem nonetheless.
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In response to rush.diana from yesterday – I loved your story about the stray kitty! I had a much sadder experience with a feral cat back in 2005. This red tabby cat visited my yard only occasionally and he never let me near him. But whenever I saw him, I’d put food out for him. He’d watch me from a distance and when I backed off, he walked up and ate the food, all the while keeping way for watch to be sure I didn’t come near him. I had actually been feeding him this way for a few years, trying to earn his trust. I worried about him, but I didn’t see what else I could do to help him. I couldn’t try trapping him because I’d be gone 10 hours a day with work (including travel time to work and home again) and that would be too long for him to be stuck in a trap. So I tried to befriend him on his terms. But one day in early August 2005, he looked really, really bad. He had a huge wound on his side and he looked sick. I decided I had to catch him and get him to a vet. I grabbed a cat carrier and put a can of cat food in it and backed off, praying he would go into the cat carrier. He thought about it a long time, but he finally started going in. When he was about 75% of the way in, I took a chance and I approached and I shoved his rear end the rest of the way in. The regular vet was closed at that time, so I took him to the emergency vet (something I really couldn’t afford, but I just had to do it). I was afraid they’d have a hard time treating him – him being so afraid of people and I worried a lot about him. But he let them handle him (I was still in the waiting room while they did the initial examination). They let me know he was in bad shape, but I was willing to treat him and to try to save him. They kept him for a couple days. I checked on him every day he was there. They told me what a sweet cat he was. That made me feel better. He finally found out what it was like to be loved and cared for. But his condition was very bad. (see reply for more)
It’s one am and I just got to bed. Really bumpy flight, all the storms down to California make for unstable air aloft. And it was an old plane, so no movie! Boo!
Graham, I like your poetry! Please don’t stop! Maybe a brief poem on each of the kitties you haven’t done yet? That would be nice and I, for one, would love it.
Another poem to love!
Wonderful. Just wonderful! :D
BBEAR’s Humpday posts:
1. A Humpday cute kitten post: most adorable photo shoot ever.
2. This is the road that I’m taking.
3. Cat owners have come to expect this to happen.
4. A Humpday cute kitten post: mama cat “marks” another stage in her kitten’s development. (No more peaceful places for her.)
5. I’m just checking for ripeness, it tired me out!
6. Playing Pin the Tail On the Kitty isn’t as easy as it looks.
7. A Humpday catitude post: it couldn’t possibly be “your” chair!
8. A Humpday cute kitten post: well, mama, it works like this…
9. A Humpday classic repost: the word has gotten out.
10. A Humpday classic repost: why gradually build up to a hoard of cats when you can order a box full of them?
11. Semantic cat points out that there is a big difference.
12. This kitty is a different kind of hoarder.
13. Do you know a cat lover who goes to this extreme?
14. A Humpday cute kitten post: what happens when you adopt a kitten or a cat.
! It’s not-possible Graham wrote this in response to that one over-ripe Punkin from Yesterday—is It?!?
So, he reads the comments section here. I never had a problem with the poems. Not my favorite thing, but writers need to stretch themselves sometimes, even if it’s with poetry.
I love the poems….they are always done so well.
I love the poems — so clever and sweet. Oh, wait, the entire strip is clever and sweet.
This is one of my favorite comics!
In case our wonderful bbear didn’t include this today in his usual post I am sharing one he just posted on fb. (I haven’t as yet read TC and will be back later): . . . https://www.facebook.com/1273395872815541/photos/a.1273503649471430/1426747930813667/?type=3&theater
No picking on grammar, please don’t point out the flawsJust bring back those ten cats, and all those fuzzy paws!
I believe that a poem about Woof would be nice. Of course, all of the poems have been wonderful.
Great pictures today. :)
Good poem. :) On one hand, I wouldn’t mind if there were more poems, on the other hand, it would be nice to see what the kitties are doing. On another note, saw a robin while out walking today. :) A bit unusual for November, but I digress.