Monday, January 17, 2011

The Strangle Hold, Haiku

Warm sun, soft blanket
Curled up, dreaming for hours 
The life of a cat

Haven't we all wished to be a cat at one time or another?  And don't you just love the warm tummy smell of a kitty that is still groggy from sleep?  I have seen all of my girls (and 18 year old son if the truth be told) jostle to be the first to snuggle with the "victim"... for that IS the way the cat feels.  I'm not sure they are "feelin' the love" when they are so rudely awakened.

This photo is for two challenges.  One is for "The Creative Exchange"  and for "Partially Seen in January".  


jo©o said...

That is such a tender shot.
Lovely image. (Even to somebody who doesn't care for cats :-)

Ginnie said...

It's a priceless "Kodak moment," Margaret.

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Two challenges, at the very least, met so tenderly and gracefully. Very nice, Margaret.

lisa said...

This is absolutely precious Margaret!
A beautiful moment, and a fantastic capture.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us this week at The Creative Exchange!
Have a wonderful day!


Carol Blackburn said...

Awesome shot and haiku, Margaret. :)

Pat said...

Lovely, tender image and poem.

Rosie said...

This is so beautiful, both your poem and the photo, Margaret!

Anonymous said...

so sweet

Lui said...

What a precious shot!
I love to snuggle with animals! I love the smell, the whirring sounds in a cat, and the drooly kisses and forget the mushy smell when they yawn!

This is also perfect for Gattina's Tuesday cat!

Patty Ann said...

Love the shot, it is perfect! My girls feel the same way about their kitty. For some reason, she loves to snuggle with them at night.

NatureFootstep said...

I love this shot, even if the cat seem a bit awkvard.