Category Archives: animals
Polar Bear cuddles Husky
Good one, Polar Bears cuddle with Huskies. Two minutes to relax your mind a bit.
friendly, shy critter
23rd Street F train station
NYC subway riders
Dogs are the best
and a beautiful bonus track:
Love that rhythm section!
Little Girl, her short lived feral brothers, and her favorite game
Little Girl (center) as a kitten, using her brother Whitefoot as a pillow and her brother Turtleback as a bed. 2018.
A few months before her recent death at four years old.
self-portrait at nineteen
The silent death of Little Girl
Reminding us again that the real sting of death is that eternal silence where a beloved life once was.
Little Girl (foreground, her sister White Back behind her, as always), who greatly resembled her beautiful mother Mama Kitten, her constant companion and ally, left us as gracefully as she came into this short, precious life four years ago.
Her absence hangs heavily over the turf she bravely defended and enjoyed the many roosts of, and where we touched base late almost every night. She was an agile, athletic hunter who could grab a bird out of the air, a gold glover who could catch a tossed treat and pop it into her mouth. She always showed up in the driveway to shake us down every time we approached the door. She carried on the tradition her mother started. They were known as the Driveway Bitches, two natural beauties, demanding their due, and they always happily collected their toll.
An ordinary event, the natural death of a sometimes affectionate feral cat we loved, filling our mortal hearts with sorrow, threatening to burst them, until the sorrow overflows.
Reminding us again that what takes your breath away at death is that eternal silence where a soul we loved once was.