Friday, July 17, 2009

WHAT’S IN A NAME? - Friday Flash 55

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All Calico wanted was a warm lap, a bowl of tuna, chin scratches, and a sunny spot for a nap.

She rubbed against the bars and looked sadly at the young woman.

Soon she was in the woman’s lap and away from the shelter. The lady called her Patches, but Calico could live with that.

(Photo note: The photo is of my cat Patches. I added the bars digitally. Patches was not adopted from a shelter like my fictional cat, but was the daughter of Calico, a pregnant stray who adopted us. Unlike her long-haired daughter, short-haired Calico loved to be petted, but she hated to be picked up, always retaining some of her feral instincts. Patches was a sweet and lovable girl who loved to sit on our laps. Both eventually succumbed to illnesses in old age. Calico's all-white son, Mr. Snowball, survived them both, but eventually died, too. Now we have only one cat, Lunette. You can read about her HERE.)
(©2009, C.J. Peiffer)


anthonynorth said...

Well, as long as she's happy. That's all that counts :-)

Fandango said...

We dragons really like cats as dinner guests.
Wonderful 55

Ours is posted

Akelamalu said...

Aw that's so sweet! I felt a warm glow. :)

Dr.John said...

I wonder if an animal cares as much about its name as we do.
Great 55

Lou said...

Aww, I'm so glad this had a happy ending.

Mine is along this theme, but different. If you check it out you'll see my cat, Louise, aka Weeziegrrl.

G-Man said...

CJ...I've had several Cats, and have one now..They sure do have distinctly different personalities.
Thank You for this Excellent 55!!
I hope you find this creative and fun..
Thanks for visiting, and have an Awesome Week-End...G

Mona said...

Lol1 Of course she could live with that! It suits her fine ;D

Lulda Casadaga said...

I'm not really a cat person,but all my friends and relatives have some and they all seem to like me! :) Lovely pic & 55...

MimiRock said...

Beautiful cat--beautifully done 55!