Caturday: Tipper Suffers

Hi there! I’m Tipper Allen, and guess what. Chickie and I got in a play fight, and she scratched me in the face! Momma said, “It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye.”

Momma says I should be setting a good example, but I don’t think I’m old enough to have to set a good example. So I’ve been dragging my toys out of the toy box and strowing them around the house. I’m not old! I’m a kitten!

I’m missing my Poppa, ’cause it’s winter, and he used to bring wood in through the basement door to build fires in the fireplace. So first I got lots of sniffs from the door being open, and then I got cozyfur from the fire. #4 Hooman Sister keeps one of his flannel shirts on the couch for when she gets cold because Momma keeps the heat down in winter. I curled up on it and the blanket he used to nap under and thought of him.

I did a paw-tuck pose for Momma because Chickie says Momma likes them. She said I looked very elegant. Momma did, not Chickie.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Do you ever think of somebody who isn’t there anymore?



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  1. Dan Antion

    January 28, 2023 at 7:11am

    We miss animals when they’re gone, but animals miss their humans, too. I hope the scratch isn’t too bad. I can hear my mother yelling “Play nice you two!”

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    • Marian Allen

      January 29, 2023 at 10:25am

      I’m keeping an eye on the scratch, and so far it’s healing well. And animals DO miss their humans. I’ve seen it, and it breaks my heart. There’s a place on Tybee Island where they care for long-lived tropical birds (mostly parrots) who can’t recover from the loss of their humans. Some of them are in deep mourning, and some of them HATE everybody who isn’t their person.

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  2. acflory

    January 28, 2023 at 5:56pm

    It’s okay to miss the important beings in your life, Tipper. I still miss each and every one of my Furbabies. Missing them means we still remember them. -huge hugs-

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