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Thursday’s Special: catkids…

Lost in Translation Thursday’s Special for this week is

PORTRAIT

Here are portraits of my catkids

This is Dolly

dollysittingpretty

I adopted her when she was 6 weeks old.
She was a diva and a brat and very smart.
She lived for 19 years.

This is Henry

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He was 4 months old when I adopted him.
He was the sweetest cat!  He lived to please his mama.
Henry died when he was 16.

And this is Teddy

teddyportrait

Teddy was 4 months old when I adopted him.
The beginning of Teddy’s life was traumatic and he bears the emotional scars.
He is very shy and skittish.  He loves to play fetch and bring bugs inside to play with.
He is now almost 3 years old.

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A to Z Challenge 2014 · memories · Uncategorized

Y is for yummy…

y4pThere was a little girl who

loved chocolate,
especially chocolate frosting,
and sometimes she did un-nice things to have her love.

Like telling her little brother
that the yummiest part of the cupcake was the cake part.

cupcake

And telling him that she, being a good sister,
would take the top of his cupcake and give him the bottom of hers.

He never questioned that this applied only to
cupcakes frosted with chocolate.

The little girl never felt bad about this.
She knew she wasn’t perfect.

Image: wikimedia

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V is for voices…

v4pThere was a little girl who

lived in a house where no one lost their temper.
Tempers were bad and not allowed.

Sometimes the little girl lost her temper.
It was always a bad thing to do and always meant punishment,
and that sometimes made her lose her temper again.

Anger or disagreements in her house meant silence.

Sometimes the silence lasted a long time.

When it went on and on the silence was heavy and horrible.
She just wanted to hear a voice again,
even one raised in anger would be okay.

tear

All the little girl would want was to hear a voice
because sometimes the silence was so loud it hurt.

Image: morgueFile

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U is for ugly…

u4pThere was a little girl who

was very unhappy about her ugly
undershirts and shoes.

ugly

She wore undershirts like her little brother’s.
Sometimes the sleeves would hang below her dress sleeves
and the top would show above the collar.

Her shoes were  ugly old lady shoes.
They were always black or brown.
They made her feet look big and clumsy.

Oh, how she wanted undershirts and shoes like her best friend wore.

pretty

Her friend’s undershirts never poked out the sleeves or collars of her dresses.
They were pretty colors and had lace and a little bow or flower on the neckline.

The shoes her friend wore were called Mary Janes and they came in different colors.
And some of them had jewels on them.
They made her feet look small and cute.

No matter what the little girl said or did she had to wear the uglies.
She even cried.
There was no changing the minds of mommy and daddy.

It was sensible…
the undershirts kept her warm,
the shoes would help her feet stay healthy.

The little girl made do.
She pinned pretty things on her ugly undershirts
and rolled up the sleeves.
She glued buttons and stickers on the ugly shoes.

They were still ugly
but they made a statement.
The little girl liked that.

Images: Google

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S is for starry nights…

s4pThere was a little girl who

loved looking out her bedroom window on starry nights.
The sky was beautiful with all the twinkling stars up there.

She asked her mommy what the stars were.

Mommy said they were the lights in God’s house
shining through heaven’s curtains.

starry

The little girl understood about God having lights in His house
but she didn’t understand why God would have curtains with holes in them.
It seemed to her He could get new curtains or have the angels fix the ones He had.

She pondered this a while;
but it wasn’t until her grampa died
that she figured it out.

The holes in God’s curtains are so the people who go to heaven
can look out and watch the people that they love who are still here on the earth.

Image: 123rfVeeranantSuwangulrut

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P is for potted roses…

p4pThere was a little girl who

could read lots of words before she went to school.
But she couldn’t always make sense of the words if they were in a row.

One day she was in the car with her big brudder and her mommy.
When they were stopped at a light she saw a billboard that said

Potted Roses for Sale

roses

She knew what potted meant and what roses were and what for sale was saying.
But…
She really didn’t understand why someone would sell potted roses.

Her daddy was sometimes potted and nobody liked it.
Mommy would say, “Your father is potted again.”
This was not a good thing.

So here was somebody advertising potted roses for sale.
Who did they think would want potted roses?

The little girl had lots of questions;
What did roses drink to end up potted?
Did they act differently potted than when they weren’t potted?
Did they get silly and dopey or loud and obnoxious?
Were they happy and laughing or sad and crying?
Did they stand up straight and pretend they were fine
or did they get wobbly and stumble around on their roots?

Did they get hang-overs and what were they like if they did?
Did they refuse to get up and if they did get up
were they droopy and mopey or loud and angry?

She asked her big brudder and mommy about the potted roses.
All they did was laugh until they cried.

The little girl was very confused.
Nobody laughed she when asked questions
about her potted daddy.

Image: freedigitalphotos

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