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Cat Independence

Cats are amazing critters! Of course, all cat lovers are well aware of this; so, it is not to you whom I speak. But to those less furry among-st us—to those less inclined to seek a warm lap and shamelessly purr to the heat and comfort...it is to you whom I vociferously refer; as I sit here aloft, with little fear of falling… acrobats our natural calling-- certain I will always land on all fours (well, two—you know what I mean) after executing a fine pirouette in the air—righting myself with true Calico Flair—it is to you whom I speak; brothers and sisters of all stripes and shades-- whose politics are naps and not pompous celebrity tirades; to you whom I speak, wishing the world an abundance of tuna, and tall, green delicious herbs for all—I speak to those of us, who in our hearts yet cherish and respond to the wild call with pointed ears, despite howls, cheers and sneers of the many Party-dogs, skillfully trained to do tricks at the master’s slightest whim-full gesture; therefore, not man’s loyal companion is the subject of my extended lecture but the cat’s independence-- his often daring, greatly admired resilience, laid-back nature-- this has been the subject of my really, entirely, totally catnip inspired feature….

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Date: 2/29/2020 2:23:00 PM
Hi Joe! You know the fine arts of a Feline! I have a calico. Irene. Ann Gilmore wrote a humorous poem on her, Irene the Queen which placed first in one of Brian's contests. You might enjoy its singular originality! This is my 16th cat in my lifetime. Irene is a gorgeous, hilarious being. Panagiota xoxo
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Joe DiMino
Date: 3/1/2020 10:41:00 AM
Amazing creatures, aren't they! Got to love them. I've never bought one. All having come to my door as strays, or someone asking me to take one in for whatever the reason. They do not do well outside on their own. It's cruel. It is difficult to say no. xoxo
Date: 2/20/2020 9:26:00 PM
This is outstanding Joe! Any cat lover will appreciate your carefully woven words in this delightful piece. This makes me miss my cat so much. Kudos! xxoo
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Joe DiMino
Date: 2/21/2020 10:44:00 AM
Hi Connie; they do become part of the family, and get a deep hold on our hearts. Thank you, my friend.