Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Dear Old Man

This morning I woke up
to a big poofy black cat next to me.
He was as close as one can get.
All cozy by my pillow.
I hated to wake him up.
Big Al is a dear old man.
We think he's the same age as the year.
Which would make him eleven now.
We got him from the local humane society.
Who got him from a hoarder situation.
I am his Grandma.
My daughter got him in grade school.
She's now in college.
I take care of my Grandson.
I pet him and tell him how nice he is.
(he has his trouble with the girls but who doesn't)
He sits on my lap ... all sixteen pounds of him.
He purrs and purrs and sends his soul to mine.
I hope he continues on for many more years.
He is the best Grandson anyone could have.

~ JC ~


Kea said...

He purrs and purrs and sends his soul to mine.

That's so beautiful...and oh, how that resonates!

Big Al looks like a real sweetheart!

Naturegirl said...

Ahhh! Purr-Zzz to Big AL!
He could pass for my Paisley!Love all that purring and cuddling we get from them.
YES you must go to the DBG when here..bring comfortable walking shoes as you could spend hours walking around! The butterfly garden is open now and all the Spring flowers will be in bloom!
BTW check out my list on sidebar of "vacation AZ" and see past posts I did of this amazing place!
Keep in touch before you come this way!
Waving from the desert1

Brian said...

That's one handsome dude!

Carolynn said...

He looks sweet & dear. My little Miss Celine, also a girl of advanced years, shares my pillow, too. I love it. *smile*

Remington said...

Big Al looks like a great friend. I have a kitty brother named Dudley that is 11 years old. I also have a kitty brother named Forrest Joseph that is 16 years old. I admire their wisdom....

Lyn said...

Bless Big Al. I too hope he continues to give you much joy.

Dianne said...

send his soul to mine - how perfect that is!!
what a wonderful way to put it

he is a big beautiful boy :)

janis said...

He is gorgeous! Our Big BLack Cat, Rocky isn't so big anymore. He has been shrinking for years. He is 18 now! Still sweet, even though he can't see too well & we suspect Feline Alzheimers.
Love to Al~

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

extraordinary capture it.

Vicki Lane said...

A handsome big boy -- we have Big Ed -- an outsize long haired black ex-tom.

Jacqueline said...

Al is a beautiful boy and I totally agree with Kea=that line is lovely and purrfect!

Laoch of Chicago said...

Very nice feline.

Laila and Minchie said...

Big Al looks like the purrfect Grandson.

Sally in WA said...

He's a handsome fellow. Purrs and hugs!

Judy said...

JC, I hope the move and the cold are both in the past now. My cold turned into a lung infection, so I have been flattened for a while, but am starting to get back into the world.
My second daughter has a cat, and it amused people in school when I would send care packages to her, with a catnip mouse or other toy for my little grandson, Kathmandu.

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals