Friday, March 2, 2012

A Lesson in Patience

The mama cat sat staring into the weeds at the edge of the farm.  Only the tip of her tail moved.  "Patience is a virtue", she tells her litter, as they watch her.

Suddenly she pounces into the weeds and turns back with a plump field mouse.  Our patience has been rewarded.  We have dinner."


Looks like there's no dinner for you guys!
Written for Friday Flash 55.


9 comments:

  1. good on her...patience def pays off...ummm, you can hold the plump mice for me...ha

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  2. lol - we're definitely on the feline wavelength, Linda :)

    Your photograph is so adorable!

    For a cat that is one yummy dinner!

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  3. You mean they aren't being super patient? I guess that's just lazy.

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  4. Hope the cats learned their yummy lesson.

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  5. Yep, you and Talon this week for sure are on the same page.
    Meeeeeow!
    Loved your Feline 55 My Friend
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  6. I love that picture!
    Purrrr-fect :-)

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  7. Great 55, Linda. This is so visually TRUE..."Only the tip of her tail moved."

    It's amazing to watch cats hunting. They know how to be still in a way I'll never know.

    Sometimes when I'm trying to capture a bird or some other animal in a picture, I try to think like a cat. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at it:~(

    I also loved the picture.

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  8. Brian- I'm not a patient person, but I'll pass on the filet of mouse, too.

    Talon- Cats rule today. Mine are a snoozy bunch, and I guess I'm the "mama cat" who sees to their needs.

    Alice Audrey- Yep, their lazy all right. That's OK, there will always be food in their bowls, but I draw the line at mice.

    Myrna R.- I'm sure their mama was a good teacher.

    G-Man- Meeeow! Ours are all rather lazy, but then the youngest is almost 6, and Rosie (gray) will be 15 in June. Dood, the black & white is almost 12.

    Nicky- Thank you! They do like to chill out on the couch in the sun.

    Mama Zen- Thanks!

    Sara- Their tails are amazing, from the tiniest movement to violent switching. Sophie wags her tail like a dog. Like you say, we are not still enough to think like a cat. They are mentally and physically tuned out. Yet they can wake up from a sound sleep to scratch, bathe or go eat.

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