Monday, June 27, 2011

A few silent moments...

Under this sunday morning sky
were standing Sylvester and MrSweetPants, I imagine they were enjoying the silence, the heat, the Sunday. For those who might not know, MrSweetPants is Augustus the cat.
The downward glance directed toward MrSweetPants told me that something was about to happen, we cannot have silence for too long. (I do understand of course because MrSweetPants is so irresistable.)
A little peck
turned into a love bite
and a fussy meow from fussy gussy.
Oh, what a babe!
Meanwhile in the urban thicket
was resting this lion, silently roaring in his forest of detachment.
He could bear no more and had to come see for himself.
I had to come up with something, a reading, a dance, a song, a story, these inquisitive minds were asking...and so I found in the Rumi book this:
The Lion who Hunted with the Wolf and the Fox.
A lion took a wolf and a fox with him on a hunting excursion, and succeeded in catching a wild ox, an ibex, and a hare. He then directed the wolf to divide the prey. The wolf proposed to award the ox to the lion, the ibex to himself, and the hare to the fox. The lion was enraged with the wolf because he had presumed to talk of "I" and "Thou," and "My share" and "Thy share" when it all belonged of right to the lion, and he slew the wolf with one blow of his paw. Then, turning to the fox, he ordered him to make the division. The fox, rendered wary by the fate of the wolf, replied that the whole should be the portion of the lion. The lion, pleased with his self-abnegation, gave it all up to him, saying, "Thou art no longer a fox, but myself."

Till man destroys "self" he is no true friend of God. (Rumi)
Content, the cat boys listened, purred, and prepared pawfuls of kisses that were blown in the air for those in need of kisses.

Wishing all a happy last week of June, Ciao!


  1. Love bite!

    I like today's reading :-)

  2. WOW. now THAT was a deep reading. gotta' ponder on it awhile....

    mister sweetpants has such an animated face.
    mister hidden lion always appears to be quite detached.

    love them both.
    love TO them both.


  3. thank you boys just love their girlfriends and would be happy to send you love bites too : )

  4. Thank you for this lovely picture story. I have always wondered about the " love bite ". What does it mean? Puppies do it, when their teeth change, but your boys are adults already.

  5. My kitties both bite when they are happy and feeling playful---I can't be mad at their pointy little teeth :).

    Happy new week to you!

  6. Dear Mette, Thank you! Yes, that is what love bites are, and we receive them a lot. Most nights I receive deep tissue massage on my chins. Ollie grabs my face and goes crazy with it, and so i have many scratches and bites on my face too! : ) xoxo

    Hannah- as you said, we cannot be mad at them, not when their claws go deep into our tissues when they climb us, nor when they jump on our bellies, not even when they knead our faces with their sharp goodness, what is it with kitties?!!! xoxo

  7. That resting position looks irresistible! I'm in need of that.

  8. I would have given it all to the lion too, that wolf was a fool!

    Cute pix hubby and kitty bites the lion in the urban thicket.


  9. love Rumi, love Hafiz too...and love to ALL of you!

  10. Carolina- I am with to relax like that! : )

    Ro- me too...sorry about the huge under arm holes but he sees nothing wrong with them! xoxo

    kerin- love right back to you from all of us!

    vicki- great to see you...those two are real babes, we agree! xx