Friday, June 10, 2011

Kitties and Cream

I had so much fun last week combining postcards
 and haiku that I thought I'd try it again!

This postcard is from The Cat Postcard Book published by Running Press.

Kitties and Cream

The back of the postcard reads:
Little White Kitties into Mischief, 1871, by Currier & Ives (American).
Hand colored lithograph. Museum of the City of New York
Harry T. Peters Collection.

I'm pairing this postcard with the photo from the June calendar page
published by the United States Humane Society.
It's brought a smile to may face everyday.
It's a real awwwwwwwwww!!!!!

kitty and cream

early morning tea
kitty happily lapping
surprise starts the day

A big thank you to our hostesses:


So many of you have left wonderful comments and sent me emails 
asking how I'm doing and cheering me on.
I had a telephone call last week from the protocol nurse who was so helpful
during Mr. Dragon's chemo, radiation and surgery ... that all went for naught.
It was a rough telephone call. I'm afraid I wasn't very *nice*.
I told my step-daughter that I guess I'd too many good days and needed a really rough one!
I am managing. Almost through all the estate paperwork.
But I miss him and I know I always will.
He had my back and I had his.
My back is lonely.


Wishing YOU WELL and a JOY filled weekend.


Sarah said...

Sweet kits! Awww hon..sending hugs to you my dear friend! I am so sorry. Love, Sarah

GrandmaK said...

Sipping my tea and reading your post has allowed me to start the day with a smile on my face! Thank you! Cathy

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Anger is a legitimate stage of grief. Hugs to you, haiku lady.

Marit said...

Your haiku and the photos are so cute! We all have rough days... part of life I guess. It's OK to have them now and then. Don't be hard on yourself. enjoy your weekend!

Kim Mailhot said...

I know that he still has your back...
Love the kitty haiku - reminds me of my Little Boo who laps milk from my cereal bowl in the mornings. He knows the sounds of the bowl and the box being taken from the cupboard very well and follows me around until he gets his !
Sending light and love to you, Brave One.

Sharon said...

Love the postcard and the treasure of the kitty photo. You are in my thoughts, you know. There will be hard days followed by sunshine. Hugs to you dear friend, love Sharon

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You used the postcard and the photo as the jumping off place for your haiku--which is what I do! I need something to get me started. When I saw your images and read your words, I started smiling!

Dawn Elliott said...

What a sweet haiku in the midst of your healing...

Cezar and Léia said...

They are lovely! :)
Wonderful idea for this post and theme!

Hazelicious929 said...

Ahhh, the kittens are all cute! My PFF Entry is up. I would love to received this postcards. So cute!

MrCachet said...

They're both great images, and Haiku is not something I've ever tried.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Awwww is right! I bet Miss Cassie NEVER gets into this kind of trouble, right?!

Funoldhag said...

Adorable kitties - nothing can be much cuter. You are going through a very rough patch right now, I know. It is so very hard - but it does get easier with time. Be good to yourself! Carol

viridian said...

Happy PFF. As time passes there are still days.... it happens.

Heather said...

The kittens are adorable particularly the one from the calendar.

I scrolled down to your birthday post. Lovely tea set and birthday cake.

Pondside said...

I'm lifting my teacup to you. It's got to be so hard, and you are entitled to a not-so-good day when you need one.....just so that you get cosy with a cup of tea right after.

Sreisaat said...

This kind of postcards never fail to put a smile on our lips and brighten our day. Sending hugs your way. Happy PFF.

Postcards Crossing

Noelle Renee said...

A very sweet haiku and image. Animals can be very healing at a time of loss and grief. thanks for sharing such a sweet post.

Anya said...

Hi Snap

I know what you mean
and what you are feeling

My back is also lonely :(
But we must go on ~ alone ~

Love your postcard
so so cute :-)

We wish you a relaxing weekend
hugs for all
from Kareltje & Betsie

Boonie S said...

Thanks for these wonderful postcards and the delightful haiku. I wish you well.

All the best, Boonie

Postcard Perfect said...

I'm a kitty person and this one is a keepurrrrr.....:)

Janet said...

That calendar page is so cute!

I'm sending you lots of good thoughts and big hugs with the hope that you don't have too many rough days ahead.

Carol at Serendipity said...


So sorry you had a rough phone call. I know what you are going through. I was there. Just hang in there because the days will really get easier.

I love the kitty postcard.


Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Your cards are lovely, as you say, awwwwwww!

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Barb said...

He will always have your back, Snap. Each day brings sorrows and joys - hope happiness can fill the majority of your days.

LDH said...

Very sweet postcards and the haiku is lovely.

Thoughts and prayers to you, dear one. I cannot begin to imagine your journey and your loss.

Margaret Pangert said...

Dear Snap~ I remember when I first met you. It was the new Japanese face of haiku introducing the irreverent baseball! I loved it! Now here you are with the kitties lapping up milk and tea!
Then I read about your husband losing his fight, and I was sorry I missed visiting you, consoling you. I went back through your blog (beautiful, btw!), and I saw your birthday celebration.. You're doing all the things that help: letting family and friends in, taking joy from moments in the day. These photos and charming haiku show that. I am sorry for your loss, Snap. You are a lovely person, and I wish you all the best.

Mary said...

So sorry for your loss.