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Saturday, 23 May 2009

The Great Sphinx

doing his thing by yvetteAL.

The great Sphinx who rests solemn and enigmatic with paws folded across
his beauteous white breast

Mister Twister who astonishingly back-flexes his neck as if upon a swivel so
as the better to rearward gaze with benign wondering eyes

Old Cow able to jump over the moony night at will

Big Panda nuzzling shyly with snout and head butts and bumps reserved for those he loves

Big Bounder who comes running and leaps headlong upon tables and through doorways

Snowy Belly Boy who gazes at you blinking as if from another world

Big Penguin whose excellent black and white coat is made more splendid by careful grooming
and whose intricate and industrious pedicures are a thing of joy

Moonface Boy whose large round head contains sublunar thoughts sly and ever fleeting

Society Boy
who always wants to keep his friends company and whose friends
never want to say goodbye

Doing his thing
(tuxedo cat): photo by YvetteAL, 2009


Anonymous said...

People who can read their pets this way are the kind of people who are closer to nature, to life =)

Anonymous said...

Lucy in the Sky said the words true.
I am loving the names. I am loving the characters shinning through your words.I could not pick a favourite our of all.

Julia said...


Ed Baker said...

we had a cat with these very same markings..

we called him Orion...

he lived into the ripe old age of 19 !

one hell of a mouser..

in fact last thing he did before h got sick and died
was to catch a rat and bring it in to show it off..

I think that the rat had been poisoned as Orion
got the poison into his self and ....