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Post No. 887




Head feels fuzzy, stuffed cotton ears,

And the room rocks gently

Confirming my fears:

Something wrong coming on.

Beepee always good so it’s not that.

No cold, no cough and had a good laugh

At efbee this morning, while the cat

Was sick on the mat ~ drat!


©Denise G Allen, 20 October 2015 08:25


Tell Tail


Tripping daintily across the lawn,
Chasing butterflies,
He stopped dead mid-stride,
Sinking down to the ground,
A stationary, static statue.

But try as he might
He had no control of his tail
Which twitched from left to right
While his st-ut-ter-ed mews
Were inaudible to my ears.

He crawled, chameleon-like,
Forward towards his prey,
A dear little dove of softest grey.
But the closer he came
The tail had a life of its own,
And the bird flew away ‘til another day.


©Denise G Allen, 04 December 2013 07:18


Bully for You

I can almost speak

I can almost speak


Bully for You


He drew his paw and THWAK

He smACKed the dog across the room,

A blink and he was there

Atop the dog, rolled on his back,

All four paws gripping while he bit,

Ripping, kicking, a ball of fury

Exploding, erupting in a flurry,

Subsiding slowly…

His eyes met mine halfway

‘Was that good enough?’ he seemed to say,

‘…and can we play another day?’


©Denise G Allen, 31 October 2013 10:21


Catfight at Sunrise


Fight or flight

Cornered with no escape

Make or break

Either way he’s done

With a YOWL and a grOWL

They leap into the attack

Never turning their back


Without a pause

Fur flies like large snowflakes

White, bright, like a pillow fight

Twirling, whirling feline dervishes

Rolling over and over

I had to intervene

Between protagonist and antagonist

The former strutted off

Tail in the air

While the latter slunk home

To lick his wounds

No real damage done


©Denise G Allen, 17 July 2013 13:50


The Cutting Edge


The cutting edge,

Serrated, jagged, ragged,

Notched and pocked,

Can’t hurt as deep as

Tongues like swords

That pierce with words,

That lash like a *nine-tailed cat,

Wound right to the bone,

Gouge out the heart

And tear you apart.


©Denise G Allen, 24 March 2013 11:06


* Cat o’ nine tails – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia’_nine_tails
The cat o’ nine tails, commonly shortened to the cat, is a type of multi-tailed whip that originated as an implement for severe physical punishment…


Bird Watching



Bird Watching

A sound, a movement
In the early morning light
He entered the room
And his eyes met mine
As with a ‘prrt-prrt’
(‘Hello’ in cattish) he greeted me,
‘Good morning, Cat’, said I.
‘It’s too early for breakfast time.’
‘Mma’ he replied as he stretched out
Full length on the floor
It was only then I saw the little bird –
Another present, but this was alive!
How weird, so bizarre,
What a surprise, this little guy
Sitting quite still, and calmly
Watching us, both Cat and I.

Photograph: ©Denise G Allen

©Denise G Allen, 23 December 2012 04:30


Scottish Fold Cats

Sidey’s Weekend Theme – 25.09.2010: FOLD

Scottish Fold Cats

Of all the cats I have ever seen or been around, the Scottish Fold is one of the cutest and certainly one of the most endearing.

Scottish Fold Cats are frequently referred to as teddy bear cats or owl cats and one look at them tells you why. This cat breed has a genetic mutation that causes their ear cartilage to contain a fold and that fold causes the ear to bend forward and down toward the front of the head.

The first cat found with this mutation was a white barn cat named Susie. She was found in 1961 and of course, was found at a farm in Scotland. Breeders became interested in the cats with the folded ears and the rest, shall we say, is history.

The original Scottish Fold cats had one fold in their ears. Through selective breeding there is now a double or a triple crease that causes the ear to lay flat against the head.

Interestingly, all Scottish Fold kittens are all born with straight ears. The folds begin to appear at about three weeks and not all kittens will develop them. Yes there are actually straight eared Folds, and they usually have the same loving personality of their flat eared relatives.

This is a medium sized breed and the entire appearance of this cat is rounded. Rounded head, rounded body, rounded whisker pads and most of all huge rounded eyes. Males of this breed weigh from nine to thirteen pounds and females weigh in at six to nine pounds. Generally hearty, their life expectancy is around fifteen years.

Folds are good natured and placid cats with a soft spoken chirpy voice. They adjust to other animals in the household well and they are wonderful with children. These cats are by nature affectionate and they tend to become very attached to their human caregivers. In fact, if they are not being lap blankets to their caregivers, you will almost always find them in close proximity to the object of their affection. Folds are also quite playful and intelligent. They adapt well to people and situations.

Another interesting thing about this breed is that all its purebred members can trace their ancestry back to the original Susie and her offspring. That is very unusual in a purebred line of animals.

This breed can suffer from stiffening of the tail. The careful cross breeding with both American Shorthair and British Shorthair cats gave the Fold its distinctive round body as well as nearly eliminating the stiff tail problem. But, the condition doesn’t show up in kittens, so be sure to discuss it with the shelter or breeder that you get your Scottish Fold from and have the cat checked.

One more interesting habit of this breed. They seem to have a love of putting their bodies in some very non-catlike positions. Many of them like to sleep on their backs, sit in a ‘Buddah’ position or flatten themselves on the floor like a miniature bear rug.

Since this cat can be either long or short haired, grooming can be different for various members of the breed. One thing for sure, you need to check their ears often as they can become dirty over time and must be cleaned. These ears are wonderful features and they need to be treated with care.

Okay, so we have a breed that comes in all colors or combination of colors including white, has either long or short hair, is devoted and loyal, gets along well with other animals and humans, is loving and has a great temperament. What more could anyone ask for?

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The Hungry Thief

The Hungry Thief

I stood
Just inside the door
Watching, waiting,
Barely breathing.
A sound –
Hushed, almost a dream,
Hardly audible,
Scarcely perceptable.
No more.
I watched, waiting,
Nary a noise
Nor a movement.
I left
My post at the door.
Returning later
The food was gone.
One day
I caught my first
Glimpse of the cat.
Just skin and bone,
Wound up tight
Ready for flight.