Think Summer Fun!
Summer is here packed with Sunshine, long days, picnic foods and a more carefree spirit. I have to believe my cats feel the same way, lounging for hours on the warm screened in porch, then in the luxury of their air-conditioned home and napping the day away. Grace and Twilight are always ready for a treat as the rustling of the bag calls them into the kitchen, a long drink of cool water from the fridge is up next, and a quick round of play. Then of course, the squirrel watching, it must be like watching TV, so the monitor look of June’s cover reflects.
Best wishes to you and yours for a long cool playful summer!
Good afternoon Earth Day 2012!
Grace and Twilight, so thankful to be basking in the sun this morning via Mother Nature, wanted to remind us that Earth Day should be top of mind each day.
A clean healthy world is essential and will exist for future generations of all animals if we do our part today. Be aware and mindful of your carbon footprint.
Grace and Twilight recently found this video of Koko, the Gorilla, who receives a kitten visit. Showing gentle love to our earth, as Koko is showing her gentle love toward this baby kitten, Tiger is a good start towards making a difference in our planet. Love this earth, it’s the only one we have. A good day and a good clean future to you!
Watching from window to window, curiously wondering if this is a new friend or just a passing fancy.
Busy birds, nesting, chirping, eating and flying quickly through.
We try to chat with them, but without success. So, We enjoy the moment under the blue, cloudy or rain filled skies, wondering where their fancy wings take them, Pretty Birds.
An author’s poem – M.L.Merijanian
A bit of humor for my readers to go along with my love post today. We have a robust squirrel population, like most of you out there. And, generally when they chew on the freshly painted shutters, or the new growth on the trees they send your thoughts to other ideas verses cute and lets grab the camera.
However, we have had “no tail”, you can imagine his predicament. And, this little guy, who is quite cute with his human characteristics. I call him “Top Gun”, as he has a confident “air” about him. Grace and Twilight have their own opinion and have enjoyed several lively conversations with this new kid in town. 🙂
Originally, my thoughts were to find a picture of a cat in the fog, since Grace and Twilight will never be out in the fog, and place Carl Sandburg’s poem, Fog along side. But, alas this has been done, and done well. Take a look at this blog and original art by Laurel Neustadter.
However, I do love this poem and wanted to share it with you here, on my Modern Cat Life blog. I have thought of it often over the years after seeing dense fog caught in the hills of the Missouri landscape, floating in the mountains of Virginia, Washington D.C. and Colorado, and sitting still over the rivers in Alabama. This poem haunts me in a good way.
The picture below is a birds-eye view from the second story of my Alabama backyard. I think this old man in the Chinese Tallow, “popcorn” tree may be reciting this poem as his picture was taken in the dense fog. What do you think?
“Give me six oysters, that is all; Hodge knows when he has had enough, Hodge is my cat.”
Samuel Johnson‘s love for his cat was unconditional and a beautiful story of how we become attached to our feline friends. Thanks to my Mother’s gift, I am reminded of Hodge and his oysters in our library. I think Grace may have a crush.
Grace is our March cover kitty. I have the pleasure of frequently taking her on tour at her home in the city and we spend hours talking. This time, I asked her a few questions.
Grace, do you have a special garden technique you would like to share?
“Generally, I act like I’m gardening. This photo shoot was especially fun since I’m sure there was a bug or lizard right there at my fingertips. As I have mentioned, I am an outdoor girl”
Grace, How did you learn to walk on a lead?
“First, I spent a few weeks inside just trying the contraption on for fit, ease of movement, and balance. I wanted to fall over since it seemed heavy, and run since it was giving me claustrophobia. Of course, I bit the purple strap my person was holding on to, I thought it was a new game! I finally got used to the lead and harness, so now outside City adventures are fun-filled time spent hunting, running, playing, and hanging out with Momma. Maybe I’ll post my outdoor walking video, so you can see the fun for yourselves.”
Thank you Grace for the exercise.
Kitty Kisses ~ Momma