House of happiness

House of happiness

Your home wears a jacket. It’s called insulation. In winter it keeps the hot air from escaping outside. And in the summer, it keeps the hot air from getting inside. Your home wears a hat that keeps the rain from falling on your head. It’s called a roof. Your home has a river flowing through … Continue reading

Condition orange

Condition orange

The color orange brings to mind a cozy fire in a wood stove, beautiful sunsets, carrots, and that fruit they make orange juice out of. And, of course, Halloween. Not to mention those beautiful California poppies that are are the state flower. And don’t forget pumpkin pie. Cantaloupe. Orange ball caps. Orange cats. Wonder if … Continue reading

Best intentions

Best intentions

Cats abhor rain, and it was pouring. But the gray and white boy was desperate. With beseeching eyes he stood next to the car in the rain and looked up at the couple inside, two humans sitting snug and dry while he shivered. He had a bushy tail and a mane like a lion’s. They … Continue reading

Cat tales

Cat tales

  Hair on your work clothes, claw marks on furniture   Those important papers strewn across the floor   The printer turned on magically in the night   Muddy paw prints, vomit on your bedspread   Drives to the vet’s to the sound of squalls   House plants chewed framed photos knocked over   Bowls … Continue reading