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.


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

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

    Your photograph is so adorable!

    For a cat that is one yummy dinner!

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

  4. Hope the cats learned their yummy lesson.

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

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

  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.

  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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