Thursday, December 28, 2006

A Higher Intelligence

Just built a fire for the cat.
She loves to lay in front,
stretch and paw at the carpet,
soaking up the heat in her old bones.
She’ll curl up and nap,
as cats are prone to do,
then stare in the fire, and
let her thoughts wander as any person would.

26 comments:

JaneDoughnut said...

Hee hee - yes she sounds like a smart one. How else do they get us to wait on them hand and foot?

Poetry by Kai said...

very cute

samuru999 said...

Awwwww!
I love this poem, Pat!
I have a cat that is such a sweetheart...and very smart!

Margie

Russell Ragsdale said...

That sounds like an interesting cat. I've had some cats that got pretty ancient. They're good companions. Best to you through the Hollidays, my friend!

Anonymous said...

So sweet to make a fire just for the cat.

firebird said...

We Leos, being fire signs, purr all over at the warmth of a fire, which feels like sunshine, only more exciting...

Someone once said that cats are solar-powered...

floots said...

so right
i get a lot of comfort/inspiration from cats
(just got up at 04.00 - cat unconcerned re my insomnia but delighted when i lit the fire) :)

Anonymous said...

Ditto Masago. ;-)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I often wish I was a cat.

ann said...

wonderful creatures... I see she has you round her little paw.... purrrrrrrr

lotsa luv ann xxxx

MB said...

I should be as lucky as your cat. Great description of a wonderful moment.

NINANINA said...

is this the cat in need of an exorcism :) ?
my black cat is 12... funny, as they get older, their eyes kind of get a little glazed....not unlike old people.
I love cats......& I love yoga... and cats are natural yogists! Thy was awesome to just --- watch!

polona said...

oh, that's just purrfect!
as a cat lover, though currently not owned by any of these amazing creatures, i love this!

Borut said...

Lovely. Wise old cat!:)

Anonymous said...

It is nice to see that you are a cat person!

Don Iannone said...

Pat...getting all fired up for the New Year with your cat, eh? Good thing. Happy New Year!

sage said...

later this evening, my dog will be stretched out in front of the fire!

trinitystar said...

catz adore the fire
gazing at the flames
and then stretching directly in front ... wise

steve said...

time to go and light the fire, and the cat will son move from being curled up on the bedcover to her spot in a basket near the woodstove.

Anonymous said...

I love the mental image that I see when I read this poem. I love elements...

when I think about fire, I think about intensity, heat, passion, and mystery. I can imagine myself laying in front of the fireplace, staring at the burning wood and the flames, and allowing my mind to wander off into deep thought.

Anonymous said...

BTW, Happy New Year, Pat!

Cathy said...

Oh, to be a cat for just a few hours.....
Happy New Year, Pat!

Queen Neetee said...

VERY NICE! This is from a #1 cat fan.

Pris said...

Hi Pat
Aren't cats fun to watch?? Of course we have no fireplace here, so our cat likes to climb between my keyboard and computer screen and stand there until she's been rubbed to her satisfaction.

Anonymous said...

I am purring right now, beautiful poem.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

My cat likes to sleep under my arm-if my arm is in the wrong position she moves it. My personal favourit however is when I traipse freezing to the bathroom in the dead of night and she follows me convinced that I must have been woken by a feeling that she might be hungry and have got up especialy to feed her.