Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Friday Flash 55, "Feline Madness"

Feline Madness

I sense before I see,
beneath boughs
of this year's Christmas tree,
glowing eyes
seemingly stalk ghosts
of time past,
look through me
with intensity barbarous,
and I with red ribbon in hand,
decide feline portraits will wait
'til wild beasts repent wicked ways,
their ancient spirits soothed 
with a bowl of warm milk.

by Margaret  Bednar, December 19, 2012

I can't remember a Christmas without a cat.  Casper was by dear companion throughout my childhood and early marriage.  The image above is of Casper and me, Christmas 1982, my senior year of high school.

This will be linked with Friday Flash 55 - (link up Thursday after 8pm).

Below are the two cats I have now.  I just read that evergreen's can be toxic to cats!  We've had a live Christmas tree for years!  I don't buy Poinsettias anymore as they're supposedly toxic as well.  So far my cats don't see to be nibbling on the tree and I am keeping the area vacuumed.

We are celebrating our Christmas Saturday, December 22, due to work schedules. All six children are home and that is really all I want/need for Christmas.

My dear blogging pals, I wish each and every one of you love and peace this Christmas.   Happy Holidays.


Kerry O'Connor said...

A very merry Christmas to you and all your cats, Margaret, and all your lovely children too. It says a lot to me that you still keep a pic of Caspar - a very friendly looking ghost!

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

You dont even wanna know how many cats i celebrate christmas with. I don't even consider a tree.
It would be a slaughter
Merry Christmas, Margaret

Daniel LaFrance said...

You've been blessed. Enjoy yourself and may your family recognize the many blessings you all have and share.

Merry Christmas!

Lisa Gordon said...

Margaret, I wish you and your beautiful family, a most wonderful Christmas.

izzy said...

Evergreens can be toxic in large doses-(Pine to pregnant goats)
But unless you see them munching
don't panic. I even keep a jar of charcoal about to this day...Merry Christmas!

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar....
I guess I'm not the only nostalgic writer today eh?
What a fantastic feline 55.
And the pic?
You were pretty then.
You are beautiful now...Body and Soul.
Thanks for always adding your very special Seal of Approval to my Friday Thang
I hope you feel better soon, and I really envy you having EVERYONE at home, at least for a day.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Holiday Week-End
Merry Christmas....G

brandi said...

I have a sad little wooden tree up this year because my cat, Spider, is psycho and still a kitten at nine months old. He is a bad bad kitty, and I love him so much. He makes every day more interesting, and often frustrating!
Love the photos!

Brian Miller said...

ha. have had some fun times with my cat...our oldest died last night....just got done burying her out back...she was a good cat and gave us many a memory...

merry christmas to you and your family margaret.

Ginnie said...

The 22nd has come and gone, dear Margaret, but I am assuming you had a WONDERFUL family time. All six children! Not many people can say that! :)

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a wonderful post - I LOVE the beautiful photos so much. You look very happy in your senior year of high school. Enjoy your wonderful family, kiddo....I look forward to reading more of your work in the coming year.