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A Happy "Good Morning"

Saturday, July 11, 2015


Without opening my eyes I knew it was light, although grey, outside. I heard a very loud purr and a comfortable warmth against my knee. I waited a bit, just enjoying the moment, and then opened my eyes to see my little Stacey, a calico cat adopted a few years ago from the local shelter. I had let her make her own connections with me and was delighted at her new move.
Two days ago she had initiated a new game from the top of my bedside table and when I opened my eyes, I found her alert and staring at me. She then jumped to the table for her “game”. No way was I going to refuse although the wall clock showed 5 AM so the game “played out” until I found myself wanting to sleep more.
By the clock it was 6:45 when I was again awakened by a soft paw patting my face. She had decided it was time for breakfast. I muttered a “No, not yet”, the patting stopped and as I was falling back into sleep, it started again. After two or three tries on her part, I gave in, dished up her favorite wet food and stumbled back to bed. It was Saturday, after all, and the day was all mine.
It was several hours later that I again became aware of that warmth against my knee and a soft, quiet purr. When I opened my eyes and looked down at her, her eyes were closed and I saw what looked like a smile on her face. There surely was on mine. A lovely way to wake up – even if it did start early.
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  • NASFKAB
    lovely story keeping animals means to look after them
    1219 days ago
  • WITCHYWOMAN75
    I had to skip the gym tonight because my dog howls and cries all the time I'm gone. With my son out of town she's alone and doesn't like it. The cat who belongs to Zac needs my attention constantly. He just doesn't get it! Where is his friend? What we give up for our animals does not compare to their companionship. My girlfriend Misty is 11 years old and I know one day I will lose her. I can't imagine it. Just the thought brings tears to my eyes. I guess I just need to enjoy her while I have her. emoticon She's a springer spaniel like this one here.
    1220 days ago
  • TEXASLYNN
    My name is Mirilyn; our spellings are really unusual, aren't they?
    1220 days ago
  • DEBIGENE
    So darn sweet my friend. Thanks for sharing that moment with us.

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    1220 days ago
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