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Mistletoe

Mini, musical meowing, eight weeks old, smaller than
Icicles hanging from the porch, she slips into the
Snowbanks, a frock of fluffed-out fur, dashes in, nestles on
Tissue paper, a tiny tiger with stripes of gray, now pouncing on
Lights blinking, there-gone, there-gone, where? her
Eyes a green mirror of mine, now she is
Tangled in tinsel, crouching butt-wiggle, batting
Ornaments and chewing ribbon, scaling our
Everest of a tree, my Christmas kitten I named Mistletoe.

12/19/18

for Christmas Pets contest
sponsor: Dear Heart

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Date: 1/1/2019 6:59:00 PM
Michelle, congratulations on your win in my contest with this sweet poem, I just love the name your gave your kitten, well done ~
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 1/2/2019 2:50:00 PM
While this is true, it was actually about ten years ago, so she is a middle-aged cat now, but thank you for placing this in your contest!
Date: 12/31/2018 11:34:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Michelle. Happy New Year's
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 1/2/2019 2:51:00 PM
Thank you, Eve, Happy New Year to you also!
Date: 12/31/2018 9:54:00 AM
Congrats on your win in the contest, Michelle. It's still a first-place win with me. Give Mistletoe a hug and a smooch! Happy 2019, Gershon
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/31/2018 12:15:00 PM
Thanks for the encouraging comment, Happy. 2019 to you also! (can you believe that's the year!)
Date: 12/20/2018 5:32:00 PM
I didn't even realize this was an acrostic until I saw the comments... which is a compliment- as it had none of the "awkwardness" of some acrostics I've seen (and written)! I loved this perfectly adorable poem on the meaning alone, but it is extra-awesome how you composed it to spell her name! Another FAV, my friend! ;)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/20/2018 5:59:00 PM
Thank you for the wonderful compliment, so happy you like it!
Date: 12/20/2018 4:06:00 PM
I LOVE this, Michelle! Janice
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/20/2018 5:56:00 PM
Thank you so much, Janice!
Date: 12/20/2018 1:17:00 PM
First the litter box, then the litter! Aloha! Rico
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/20/2018 5:56:00 PM
Luckily she goes outside now for that!
Date: 12/19/2018 7:18:00 PM
This has got to be a winner, Michelle. It's such an utterly adorable write: so cute I can 'pinch its cheeks.' A FAVE! Give Mistletoe a hug from me. :) gw
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/19/2018 10:45:00 PM
She is on my lap as I am typing this, and says thanks for the hug!
Date: 12/19/2018 5:09:00 PM
This was great and what a cool name for a cat. Love that.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/19/2018 10:43:00 PM
Thanks for your comment, Chris!
Date: 12/19/2018 4:48:00 PM
A gorgeous acrostic! Good luck in the contest!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/19/2018 4:54:00 PM
Thanks, Caren, appreciate it!
Date: 12/19/2018 4:15:00 PM
Adorable! And well written. I can see it :)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/19/2018 4:54:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi!