Saturday, February 14, 2015

Missing Jones and Y2K


When I was a boy of fifty,
Jones the cat would find
My lap wherever I sat and
Share his habitual nap --
His posture toward existence.
And, at his insistence, 
I too would slip consciousness.
We were friends, I guess.



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  1. Aren't you thankful he insisted on those naps?

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    1. Naps were a way of life with Jones, Emma. He was easy to be around.

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  2. I can see that you were friends.
    How nice !!!!!

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    1. It was nice, Margie. Jones was a barncat who had hunting rights on our property and always expressed an interest in my well-being.

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  3. Sometimes our pets teach us what is important. :-)

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    1. True, Elizabeth. Jones never tried to analyze our friendship so neither did I. Probably a good lesson in coexistence.

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    1. Thanks Arleen. 2 days ago a big black cat I'd never met climbed onto my lap and talked a while before falling asleep. I looked up toward the barn and the sky and said,"Jones, is it you?" I have no opinion on reincarnation --except cats are more likely to do it.

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  5. Comfortable with each other. :)
    Our puppies at home do the same. They make my lap their pillow.

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    1. When a creature only weighs a few pounds it seems like anyplace would be comfortable, so I think they seek laps out of trust and affection.

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  6. Reincarnation MUST be the answer when it it true that cats have nine lives. It is a lovely photo of you both! (Marmelade cats are so very distinguished. And make a phantastic contrast to your black hair).

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    1. Ah, that was 15 years ago. I wear my hair whiter and further back now.

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    2. That's why a contrasting black cat appeared :-)

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  7. Loved this piece Geo.
    And just for the record, I consider a day without a short nap a wasted day :)

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    1. Thanks Rick. Napping is one of the few sanitary habits we boys learn from cats, I'm grateful to them.

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  8. A nice moment frozen
    of partners well chosen.
    A lovely moment to snap
    friends anticipating a nap.

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    1. Delightful pair of couplets! Thanks Tom.

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  9. What a delightful experience....a cat taking a nap upon one's lap. Definitely a fine time to just drift off.

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    1. Indeed, Jones could make me feel I was serving some purpose just by sitting. I miss him.

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  10. Gorgeous snap! I had many a ginger-cat-nap kip over the years, too!

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  11. Hi Geo. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and following.

    Jones the cat was a lucky cat.
    He used your laps as a sleeping mat.
    I bet he purred to let you know
    how thankful he was to live it slow.
    JB

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