Daily Prompt: Frantic

via Daily Prompt: Frantic

frantic…
our cat races from
window to window, watching

unperturbed feral cat
just washes her paws

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A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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2 Responses to Daily Prompt: Frantic

  1. Jules says:

    A free animal can be a tease.
    Though spring is just beginning, harder times will return and your cat will appreciate the food, shelter and companionship you give.

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  2. Our cat Flash just absolutely freaks about having a feral cat invading what she perceives to be her territory (our yard). The cat in question, whom we have affectionately named Gallagher after our neighbors (as in Gallaghers’ cat, shortened to Gallagher), has been around all winter, drinking out of our bird pond and hunkering down in the neighbors’ and our bushes.

    Flash and Gallagher have yet to come to terms. Gallagher is cool and accommodating, but Flash has a ‘stand your ground’ policy (and scurries back inside to the safety of the house) when they meet face to face. Then when she is in, she runs from window to window frantically looking for Gallagher. She will stare for what seems like hours out the window over at the bush that Gallagher often sits under. Despite knowing that she has a safe place to live, plenty of food and water, Flash has her insecurities.

    I feel sorry for the feral cat. It is a beautiful, long-haired black and white cat. It is scared to death of people, yet is litter box trained. I suspect she was once owned and got tossed out to make it on her own. So Steve Gallagher feeds her with the hope of adding Doris, as he calls her, to his household which includes a couple other cats, and thus, the cat has taken up residence in the neighborhood. But she won’t come to him.

    Well, with the weather improving, there will be more interactions between the pair. I hope it ends well as Flash is 17 years old and doesn’t take to change well (kinda like most older people). Well, more than you wanted to know…

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