Puppy boy

He was huge!

And he just a puppy boy who needs a home…

When he was smaller, he had a had one,

But he grew,

And his home did not…

But soon,

He will have a new one

that hopefully will grow with him…

.

Won’t that be huge!

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Leap

She didn’t simply leap,

She bounced,

And

She leapt again and again…

And She kept

Leaping.

.

Take flight,

Land

Take flight again!

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Frost

Frost kitten grew up,

Into a frost cat

Who sat

high upon the Sweetgum tree,

Glittering for All to see,

She has no fear of cold.

Be brave in all you do!

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Flop

And then there are those moments

when the best thing is to flop down in the center of the room

And purr.

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slivers of frozen light

small dead snake

 

there,

frozen under the lemon tree

is a sliver of silver green

reflecting light as the sun dapples thru the the evergreen leaves of the citrus –

both covered in frost.

one living,

one dead.

eternity in a moment.

 

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Home

We went back to the shelter today,

And she shook for the first time since i began to foster her…

She clung to me and flicked her tongue.

she did could not know I was filling out the paperwork of commitment, not relinquishment…

.

(It is a lovely shelter, filled with nice caring people…)

(But also filled with critters who need homes)

.

And she was stressed, even as I was elated.

How do we know we belong?

How do we know when we are home?

But OH the joy when she found she was back at the house with the Big Dog and the Little Dog!

And perhaps, also, with me.

We are home when we know we are wanted.

We are home when we know we are loved.

Yeah I adopted a dog today, makes me kind sappy…. love is like that.

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Smelling

Today’s lesson from a puppy:

After you have run through the mud,

Don’t t forget to stop and smell the flowers…

Or eat them!

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