What Started the War?

The battle was fierce and though no one lost no one really won either.

Well, that’s not quite true…

The humans. The humans lost.

Bloody scratches and subtle bite marks (“They didn’t feel subtle when I was getting them!”) told the tale.

And all the mayhem, the war, the blood and pain, was caused by a simple sneeze.

Family In All Shapes and Sizes – Thankful Thursday

It’s that time again, but this time I think I’ll focus on a few little things once more instead of just one theme. Not because there aren’t big things or people that I can focus on, but because there are a lot of little things I can think of at the moment and I want to share them.

This week I am thankful for:

Company during filing
image: older family phone
image: older family phone
Tommy
 
The best of friends
image: old family phone
image: old family phone
Tommy and Oz
image: old family phone
image: old family phone
Tommy and Oz
 
Peace at home, goodwill between cats and dogs
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
Usako and DA
 
Comfy places to sleep
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
Cotton

 

 
Companionship
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
Sadie and Sammy
 
Curiosity is better with siblings
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
Dora and DA
 
Random camera shy cat
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
Usako
 
Adorable puppies
image: sister's phone
image: sister’s phone
Dora

Really, I’m grateful for animal family members today, both past and present.

For the original Thankful Thursday post today: http://mithriluna.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/thankful-thursday-the-goodness-of-life/

Work It Out Kitties

I know that you’re scared
Right now you’re not prepared.
It will get better, don’t you fret.
So don’t run away just yet.
Why can’t we be friends?
Usually you’re just a pest
So of course you’ll want to be the best.
At least try to let her in
Kindly will you try to begin?
Oh I wish you’d try to get along…

Two kitties learning to get along while the third just watches and waits in the wings to see what will be the fallout.

I wanted to use this for this week’s Traces Prompt (http://tracesofthesoul.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/traces-prompt-3-opening-the-door-to-your-heart/) because when I thin of open doors lately, I think of my cat learning to get along with my sister’s cat. It’s going to be tough going for the next while. Cotton, the eldest cat, is just observing the interactions between Iris (sister’s cat) and Usako (my cat). In the end, Cotton is the Alpha cat while the other two are figuring out whose the second top cat.

Dust Bunny, Hop Hop – Poetry Prompt 14

Dirt will puff with the lightest of touch
Unless of course the scent comes out
So don’t complain when by she will slouch
There really is no need to shout.
 
Because she will rub up against you
Until you smell as dusty and she does.
Next her mother will come on around,
Necessary it will be, for she will tongue bath you.
Yes she will try to reach all around, but still you’ll smell dusty.

Written for another of Pooky’s poetry prompts: http://pookypoetry.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/poetry-prompt-14-describe-a-smell/

My cat’s name is Usako, which means baby bunny, as she had rather large ears as a kitten would spend most of her time jumping around. As an adult, she likes to roll around in the dry dirt out back and then come in. It’s not always easy to tell when she’s done this as she’s a grey and orange and white cat. (She’s mostly grey.) So, she’s my little ‘dust bunny.’

Second Verse – Thankful Thursday

Since last Thursday I have decided that I like this prompt. No, I don’t like it, I love it and I need it. It really turned my day around and I was better for having found it. So I decided to do it again!

I am thankful for:

Accepting the extra party guests
(only supposed to have 2 friends plus 5 cousins…ended up with over 20 kids in a duplex)
 
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Christmas morning cuddles
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Peace between mother and daughter
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Peace between siblings
(they both belong to my sister)
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Time with Grandma
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images from: martha0stout’s phone
 

Again I post only a small collection of things I’m grateful for and I look forward to this next week. It really gives me a better view on my life!

Be sure to check out the original Thankful Thursday for this week’s edition: http://mithriluna.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/thankful-thursday-mothers-day-gratitude/comment-page-1/#comment-1985