Just Cats

For Laura and John...

I miss you so much; my four-legged friend
I ask myself each day; if the pain will ever end
Your loss is so hard; for one person to bear
because we were a team; an inseparable pair

You were by my side; when I got up each day
waiting so patiently; to go out and play
You were there each night; when I got home
waiting to go to the park; where you could roam

You always knew; if I was having a bad day
so you'd snuggle up close; and try to get me to play
If that didn't work; you'd put your head in my lap
then make yourself comfortable; and take a nap

One way or another you; would brighten my day
like only you could; you had a special way
You gave me a lifetime; of memories to hold
through all the years ahead; till I'm gray and old

I promise I'll see you; again one day
when we'll be together again; to go run and play
Your loss is a cross; I will just have to bear
because you and I know; we're an inseparable pair 

Author John Quealy 

I love you guys so much and i know how much you loved lacy...........love Janice



She sits at the window
frozen in time.
What does she really see?

Ghosts from the past
a thousand years old
creatures we don't understand.

Tail twitching, body poised
not moving an inch
mesmerized by the world outside.

A quiet little mouse,
white tailed deer,
or shadows from wind blown trees.

I look, I stare
but I just don't see
the view from cat's eyes so intense.

Hours pass, the cat stande guard,
sky bleeding night black to dawn gray.

Night after night
at the window of time
what stories unfold out of sight?

Original Poetry & Art by Patricia Walter 1999

Shasta and Simon

Sandpaper kisses
on a cheek or a chin
that is the way
for a day to begin

Sandpaper kisses
a cuddle and a purr
I have an alarm clock
that's covered in fur!
...Author Unknown

9 Cats
Yes...we have 9 cats!
Lacy, Simon, Hiedi,Miss Kitty,Mopsey,Blaze,Little Tony,Shasta and Mia
And we love every single one of them!! They rage from 18 to 2 years old.
Lacy being the queen of the castle!!