Cat Cozies


Gads.  I’ve been putting this off long enough.
Blankets and stolen sweaters that reminded me of Jai and/or Kamala.
Cried through washing them.  The clean stack made me cry more.

And old throw that was bleached then I tried to dye it and
that didn’t work and eventually it became a cat throw.
Kamala lived her life for the morning ritual of “Do you want to be a Quilt Kitty?”
She would come running and prance around while Mitchell
put it over the top of whatever — bed or futon or footrest —
and that would be her cue to roll around and become like a kitten at play with him.

I’ve given up two loved sweaters for Jai, one a blue mohair and the other a blue cotton turtleneck.  He would crawl inside them and peek his head out.  Come to think of it,
maybe I am ready to draw that from photos.  It’s just been too hard.

He’s been gone a year.

Then there are the endless sick blankets from his IBS.  All a sadness, missing them.

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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6 Responses to Cat Cozies

  1. holmar58 says:

    Wonderful sketch Katie… sending hugs to you…I know exactly how you feel…it will be one year on the 8th of this month that my sweet Pomeranian Charlie ( Char- Char ) passed away…bittersweet reminders are everywhere as I hesitate to remove his favorite things. I can finally smile… through happy tears when I remember the dog that stole my heart.


  2. kaerucha says:

    I like the house ! unfortunately it’s very small 😉


  3. bikerchick57 says:

    Love and hugs to you both.


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