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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Sunday’s Writing Prompt “Animal Kingdom”

Member dysfunctional household
Friend’s suggestion pet love ‘n hold

Sunday drive friend’s uncle’s farm found
Tri-color age eight weeks ready adoption

Patches puffy hair orange, white and black
Unaware parents catch daughter some slack

Thankful allowed to keep female pet
Youngster no idea ahead what expect

Name ‘Toastie’  reflection breed colors
After day school arrive home discover

Playful, bored ‘n curious utilize claws
Torn strips of wallpaper adorn floor

An antique remembers much ’bout ’60s
Selective memory dates back to the ’50s

Unknown period child allow keep household pet
Passage time visual memories only – details forget

Sunday’s Writing Prompt “Animal Kingdom”

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Prompt Day 23 – Tangerine Zing

Aftermath
Skunk attack
Grams furbabies 
Repulsive smell taken aback

Critter
Reputation foulest smell
Overnight unwelcome 
Invader backyard pooches dwell

Cutie
Black 'n white
Dogs' foe warning signs unknown
Zapped startled return house yelp fright

Baths
Once twice thrice
Removal noxious odor
Methods known good advice

Household
Rotten egg aroma lingers
Oily secretion sulfur compound
Astonishment reality last night's zinger 

Potpourri
Scented tangerine
Bowls decorative rooms placed
Perfumed smell fair degree relief bring. 

© 2019 June Quintin

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Grandma’s 1st Fur Grandbaby

Official greeter
Daughter's house
Black 'n white Boston Terrier
Giver 'n taker love reception kisses

Kind intellectual expressions
Eyes large dark 'n round
Reliable watchdog gentle breed selection
Capability melt coldest heart around

Fairly lightweight 'n short-tailed
Smooth fine-textured coat
Attitude 'n description entailed
Overall fur grandbaby's good traits grannie wrote

Grandchildren's lovable cuddle-bug terrier
'Yes' demander visitor's acknowledgement
Warm socialistic behavior y'all carrier
Incredible gift 'joy' brought thru happy temperament.

© 2017 June Quintin