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Birth Day

newborn baby
photo credit: Unsplash.com, @dezart

We are conceived in darkness.
Sperm meets egg and growth begins
in sweet mystey of Mother’s womb.
A place of warmth where new sensations,
sound and touch are realized.

Mid-Winter Reverie

mockingbird
Photo credit: @jackez2010-unsplash.com

I. Looking out her window in the gray November,
She saw the squirrel in his leafless tree,
fretting, nattering constantly
She heard the goose's call resound
As rhythmic wings carried him through space.

Cats: Tooth and Nail

Photo credit: https://unsplash.com/@kerber

Pet safety usually means keeping your pet safe but part of that is keeping yourself and the people in your life safe from your pet's instinctive behaviors.

Crumpled Words

crumpled papers
photo credit: https://unsplash.com/@moyse

Her tears held the page in place

A torrent of emotion obsured its face,

In words smeared and blurred

Tabby Grabbing

scared kitten

photo credit: https://unsplash.com/@miklevasilyev

When tabby balks at being picked up, it could be as simple as how you lift her (or him)
or/and how you hold him (or her) afterwards.
Tabby grabbing could be called pussy grabbing because it can seem as invasive as sexual assault to your cat. One thing you always need to remember in handling a cat is that an angry sounding "meow," a hiss, or a growl is as valid as a human, "No!"

Dark Dreams

woman in the indigo of night

"Come bring me your dark dreams and I will make them mine ... "

When Baby Cries

Mother with crying baby

Babies cry for all sorts of reasons. Hunger. Thirst. Discomfort. Sometimes just to exercise their lungs. When we brought my first-born home, he cried almost constantly.



Barn Burners

match flame

When my children were young, I learned that sometimes you literally have to have a fire lit under you to appreciate how dear those close to you are. We moved to the country looking for a safer, less stressful life for ourselves and our two young children. Our rural Minnesota house sat well back from the road. There was ample room for Nicki, our three-year old, and Lance, our six year old, to play safely on the five acre plot of land that surrounded our house.

Touch Me Not Pets

Some pets are terrified of touch, especially when it comes to hygenic or medical procedures. What can yo do about it? Here's one answer:

Christmas

Photo Credit: Nathan Lemon Unsplash

For those without dogma it's still okay
To have a Merry Christmas on Christmas Day

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