Friday, June 22, 2012

The chase that followed the first chase...

For some time now the mornings have all included a squirrel chase.  I use the time to practice capturing better photos but I have not improved much since the lighting changes quite a bit.  Also, I am quite unawake and in addition, the cat boys throw monkey wrenches in my way, one day they are cooperative and the next day, not.

More recently, early mornings have made room for two chases: first, the sassy squirrels and second, the persistent pigeons.

Not too many poses are as adorable as the kitty hunt pose.  Mr Sweet Pants, after showing a good bit of patience, finally spotted one of the pigeons on the ground.  He was sure that he had no desire to eat pigeons but chasing one was an entirely different story.
The pose drew Mr Puffy Pants who did not mind even eating pigeons.  He shared that they were a delicacy in China and so, why not eat the pigeons.
Here we have two superimposed cats, clearly the orange one has been eating out.  I will be searching for diner or diners that he has been visiting as of late.
There he little step
followed by another...
and another...
"!Next time you will be mine", he meowed.
Two cat boys...happy with their morning chases,
stroll around as wild cats do.
I provided the snacks to help them calm down and relax into a posture of reading, learning, and reflection.
We had been talking about praying and prayers, and so we read:

"O thou spiritual friend! Thou hast asked the wisdom of prayer.  Know thou that prayer is indispensable and obligatory, and man under no pretext whatsoever is excused from performing prayer unless he be mentally unsound, or an insurmountable obstacle prevent him.  The wisdom of prayer is this: That it causeth a connection between the servant and the True One, because in that state man with all heart and soul turneth his face towards His Highness the Almighty, seeking His association and desiring His love and compassion.
The greatest happiness for a lover is to converse with his beloved, and the greatest gift for a seeker is to become familiar with the object of his longing; that is why with every soul who is attracted to the Kingdom of God, his greatest hope is to find an opportunity to entreat and supplicate before his Beloved, appeal for His mercy and grace and be immersed in the ocean of His utterance, goodness and generosity.
When lovers meet it may be that they cannot exchange a single word, yet with their hearts they speak to one another. Thus do the clouds speak to the earth and the rain comes down; the breeze whispers to the trees; the sun speaks to the eyes of men. Although this is not actual speech yet this is the way in which the hearts of the friends communicate..." (Abdul Baha, Star of the West, Oct 1922)

This pleased the cat boys greatly.  Ollie lied down enjoying.  Augustus found his own space.
Cat boys sent you pawfuls of kisses and their very best wishes for a beautiful weekend!

Ciao everyone!


  1. Enchanting post. There's a tone and timing wrapped with whimsy, along with the photos - lovely, fun, every cell in my body laughs and I chuckle.

  2. sweet: love the stalking....

    what a fantastic reading!
    i have had this conversation with a few people this week: *why* i pray.

    i love visiting you. [and the boys.]


  3. This post is a great one, step by step..
    Wondering how the boys feel after missing the pigeon?
    Sorrow or a relief?
    The weekend was spent, surprise, surprise: Weeding!

  4. GloryGnat- thank you for cheering us always xx

    marie- stalking is very cute in animals --- we remind ourselves of why we pray xxx

    mette- they look adorable when they prepare to hunt and they don't seem disappointed. I think they love to play a lot more than they like to hunt. I like weeding probably because we have mostly cement. Happy new week! xx

  5. Synchronized sneaking--so cute.

    Hope you have a wonderful week!