Category: Cats

Insights from Tiger and Benji and other cat stories

Hopeful: Reflections from Tiger on my lives so far…

This is Tiger and I have something to say as 2016 is coming to a close and I am in a reflective mood.  One human year is quite long for cats and this one was not easy for me.  When it started out I was still missing my big brother…

Daily Prompt: Enthusiasm lives in a cat named Benji

ENTHUSIASM lives in a cat named Benji . It starts before dawn when the morning is heavy and I am twisted and sleepy and he touches his nose to mine.  I stir and stroke his head and that is all. Undeterred he touches my cheek with his paw and meows quietly. “Ah, go away…

Daily Prompt: Fortune

This is Benji and Sue asked me to tell you about my good fortune. When my mama delivered me and my brothers and sisters it was into a home where forty other cats already lived with human Cat Mama.  From the start I knew it wasn’t…

Daily Prompt: Relax

‘Relax!’ they said as if relaxation was the furthest thing from their mind. A condemning word to those given over to analysis and rumination.. Rather than commanding a behavior unknown to some I prefer to learn from the experts who have made it their life and art…

Possibilities

I’ve been watching these two the past few months as they slowly learn to accept one another. Benji is persistent in pursuing his older brother; as fearless and bold as youth can be.  Tiger is tolerant to a point and remains gentle even when tested again and again. Though twice…

Awakening

The moon waits faithfully for the sun to appear … While Benji and Tiger contemplate their day ….

The many faces of Benji

“Hey Benji,” I said.  “I’d like to take some pictures of you to submit to American Rescue Cats magazine.  They’re looking for their next CoverCat.  You’d be perfect. Just pretend I don’t have a camera.” “Sure!  Love to!”   he replied.  “How’s this?” “Hmmmm,”  I said.  “Very nice.  Only I’m looking…

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