Motherhood

The Beagle saw Her first,

Scurrying under the palmetto…

We, curious, followed His nose…

It was huge!

What was It?

Some jumped,

One gasped,

Some were intrigued,

Some were simply

putting on a brave face,

One suggested murder.

The wolf spider turned the egg sack between her back legs.

.

Yes, motherhood is scary.

And amazing!

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Sharing

The loquat tree is filled with ripe fruit

Or was….

Birds came,

Squirrels came,

And You.

Delicious.

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Lap cat

The black cat is feeling better!

He jumped right onto my lap

top.

And purred.

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Manners matter

She was pushing a stroller

I thought it was a baby…

What a lovely stroller, big tires,

Full canopy

Filled with stuffed toys…

Then she reached in a took out a ferret in a little pink outfit,

And held this bedecked pet

Directly in front of my dog!

Stay! I signaled, trying to remember to breathe…

Nose to nose they sniffed…

The poodle cocked his head having never met anyone in the weasel family before…

The ferret twitched Her perfect pink nose,

And everyone showed their best manners…

Well, accept for the owner of the ferret, perhaps.

But we can all be a little blind when it comes to our children,

Adopted or genetic…

Manners matter in all things.

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Road side attraction

She stood by the side of the road

Watching others

walking their paths.

.

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More Messy

My mother used to iron the ribbons she would tie in my hair,

But they would never stay there…

They would fly away

While I would play!

So how come my little dog

Can run in the mud

And the bow in her hair,

Like a butterfly in a flower

Stays while She plays

What magic power!

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Curled

The healing cat

Curled up on my lap

And we purred Love into the world.

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