Friday, May 24, 2013

Small Celebrations - Old Love

Today I am sitting in my usual seat, looking up the hill after a rainy night. The soil is no doubt soft enough that I can dig up that big Norway Maple in my front yard.  the one that keeps dropping leaves in autumn. 
17 year old BJ on the right






I can reach my teacup, but it is a stretch.  There is a sort of roadblock between me and its brown, hot goodness.

In this photo, large, black, with a face full of white whiskers, he is on the right.  I'm celebrating old love because BJ ('Black Jack', a Bombay) will be turning 17 years old on Wednesday.

Dawn love is silver,
Wait for the west.
Old love is gold love -
Old love is best

lifting a cup of tea this morning for old BJ

(Note: Frida, beside him, is nine years old...)

15 comments:

  1. I lift my cup of coffee with you. I have any old lady that turned 19 this month and still looks great. My cat doesn't show her age, unlike me. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. An oldster of a pet is a tribute to the owner's care. Scrumble your old darling for me!

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  2. Acknowledging old loves is wonderful; especially if they have stuck around (the furry four-legged ones usually do...). You just made me turn around and give my two a pat--just for being there.

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    1. ...and thank you for coming by with your charming pair!

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  3. ::Cheers:: lifting my cup of coffee for old BJ!

    Cute poem ;)

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    1. Thank you for coming by - and if you happen to take cream in your coffee and, somehow, manage to spill some, he will be your fan for life!

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    1. That kitty loves children. No matter how rowdy or naughty, Children = delight, which = purrs!

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  5. Awww.... I have a 15 year old kitty at home. She gets feistier with each passing year. :)

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    1. Oldtimers of any species are delightful. I hope you have her for many years more.

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  6. Nice scene of relaxing before a bout of hard work. It seems as if BJ may be getting wise in his old age. :) Writer’s Mark

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    1. There's a quote from Jerome K Jerome (Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of The Dog) that BJ endorses:
      'Work fascinates me. I can watch it forever."

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  7. How appropriate that you wrote about "old love" on my 44th anniversary. HA! (Um, actually, I was a mere zygote when we got hitched.)

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    1. I was going to ask how you managed to circumvent the laws forbidding marriage for babies. (...and may you enjoy many more years in health and increasing happiness!)

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