a false start

Be bold! Be sharp! Is what I caught

From kitty Gaia’s train of thought

So off I went, to make with zeal

A necklace, of fur and steel

A work of art, that would appeal

To Gaia—and end this ordeal

But no, that would have been too smart

It didn’t work. Tomorrow? Another start.

GaiaThinking

Gaia: “I don’t think I like it.”

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Gaia’s jewel

Awake! Awake! now time to make!

What shall it be? you soon shall see

His nod has sparked so now be awed

A cat hair jewel that won’t be flawed!

But first the hair must have a flair

It can’t be rolled he must be bold

And so we leave him to his task—

A creation, he’ll soon unmask!

> * * <   Gaia choosing from his cat hair horde   > * * <

GaiaChoosing

Z Z Zzz zZZ Z Z z

His turban’s off and now he sleeps

With mind awake not counting sheep

He’s thinking, thinking what to make

So please be still so he won’t wake.

Oh Gaia, Gaia let me know

If there’s some way that you can show

What were you thinking, help me here

Just whisper gently in my ear.

GaiaThinking

Meow! for a publisher

Mew wants his picture book in children’s hands

So off it goes and New York’s where the first packet lands! 

The Synopsis: For Mew the cat, simple things are where it’s at, compared to getting pilled, which does not thrill! What does Mew like? Playtime, tuna at mealtime, birdies going bye-bye on wings, these kind of things. 

 Expressions of different cat pleasures come to life through boldly colored photo illustrations and short rhyming couplets. At the book’s conclusion, Mew realizes if he is feeling blue, all he has to do is remember his favorite things, because Mew’s favorite things make him glad!

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LE FINAL: Mew’s Favorite Things

And now, if Mew’s feeling blue, he has a trick to get him through.

He dreams a dream of tuna, or birdies on a wing, or maybe

Any other of his Favorite Things.

Then, if the dog should growl, Mew the cat, he does not howl!

Or, when his food has vanished, maybe he was not so famished!

No longer feeling mad or sad, Favorite Things have made him glad!

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bright xmas packages tied up with string . . .

And Meow’s Favorite Things continue on . . .

It’s Christmas day, Oh joy Oh joy!

But not for toys, Oh boy Oh boy!

I race the house, I’m full of glee

To see such fun beneath the tree!

It’s paper, ribbon, and the string

That makes this kitty’s heart dost sing!

I jump, I slide, I hide. I rip, I pull, I bite.

What joy! And all for Meow’s delight!

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petting and brushing & tuna as munchies

More of Meow’s Favorite Things . . .

Meow’s hair is silky-soft and thick

And if not combed it tends to stick.

He LOVES the brush

While Missy loves his hair, so lush.

Yes—Petting, brushing, are fine enough

Under the chin, his belly too

But just so much and then he’s through.

Now it’s time to munch, on a tuna treat—or two!

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