Let me tell you of a small cat

Small in stature but loud in noise, he walks with The White Cat.

Up the Green Lane he walks. With The Dog, Rosie, with The White Cat he walks.

Side by side, brave in the world, seeking adventure, the small cat walks.

And he is mottled and dappled like the wild Clouded Leopard.

And The White Cat finds dirt, dug up by the badgers.

And the small cat finds a shoulder to ride on.

And The White Cat watches from the top of the hill.

And the Golden Dog runs in circles, fast-fast.

And the wind blows and Zephyr, the small cat prefers the shelter of the Green Lane, but not the mud in the farmyard.

Then home, past old Mr Griffith’s house, where a dog howls a small song as we pass, and back to the warmth, by the fire.

Enough adventure for one day. Tired now, the small cat sleeps.

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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9 Responses to Let me tell you of a small cat

  1. How lovely to read a new walking -with- cats story!

    I miss the gingers, though we sort-of have a new ginger here. Like Sporran, he’s broken the tip of his femur and is at the vet’s.

  2. Mishi says:

    Gorgeous x

  3. Bettina Evans says:

    Thank you, Jackie, that is so beautifully heartwarming in photos and words- what a multi-talented artist you are – never mind the amazing paintings you do! Thank you for all your art, which delights me often.

  4. Bernie Bell says:

    “Glory be to God for dappled things……….” – Gerard Manly Hopkins

  5. charlene says:

    I love your posts about your walks with dogs and cats. I yearn for such a lovely place to walk as well as your companions.

  6. Angela Sykes says:

    It was lovely seeing the photos of The Small Cat with the other animals. And the route I remember walking from Mr Griffith’s house to overlook the sea. It made me want to visit Solva again.

  7. Sue says:

    Loved the story. Black Jack is my dog’s follower – a Kipling cat.

  8. Els says:

    Ahhhhhh what a LOVELY new companion, Jackie !!!!
    LOVE that last picture : totally tired and satisfied he looks !

  9. The WOL says:

    Life is challenging and exciting. Then you nap.

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