What Do You See #85 – June 7th 2021

A kitten so adorable, so tiny compared to a full-grown cat captures my heart.

I think back of teenage days, a trip to my girlfriend’s uncle’s farm and a litter

of kittens awaiting adoption inside a red barn.

That Sunday I would return home with my first pet, a calico kitten.

I named her Toastie perhaps due to her multi-colors – hard to remember now.

She was an indoor kitten who when I went to school would tear the wallpaper

to shreds.

Perhaps that’s what today is referred to as separation anxiety from the only

individual in the household who was capable of actual love, me.

I don’t know how long Toastie was with me – perhaps my parents intentionally

let her go outdoors when I was studying hard at school.

Thinking back ‘she disappeared’ were the words told to me.

I’d never see my cute, cuddly Toastie again.

She was the first and last kitten / cat in my life.

Although I always preferred cats versus dogs once married I heard the word, ‘NO’.

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12 thoughts on “What Do You See #85 – June 7th 2021

    1. Thanks Di for your kind words. Reflecting back on life it’s evident to me some people should never have children. A sad fact and 100 percent truth. We forgive; however at times we find ourselves headed down memory lane. Thank God for alternate routes.

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  1. I’m story that you lost your cat to the great outdoors. We recently adopted a kitten. He is strictly an indoor cat. Thanks June for joining in.

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    1. Thanks Sadje for your kind thoughts. It was a lifetime ago and yet strange is how we remember stuff from back when and forget sometimes important info from a few days ago. Oh, the mechanisms of the human brain. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  2. awww Toastie sounded like a sweet kitty. Sorry you never had another cat. We weren’t allowed to have cats when i was a kid because my mom was afraid of them. But after i was grown and gone, I’ve had lots of them. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks dear friend for your kindness. Cats are my preference over dogs and the closest dog who was both adorable and quite fluffy was the Lhasa Apso, an indoor guard dog, a non-sporting dog originating in Tibet. One day I’ll have to write about her if I haven’t already. Five years of blogging can take a writer to many places and cover many topics.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  3. The one who we are close to set up in our long term memory. So sorry you lost it. My parents never allow pets in their home. Once I grown up and shifted to my own place, I’ll bring some dog’s breed at my home.

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