four kittens
100 Word Prompt

100 Word Challenge: Emotion

It’s been almost two weeks since my family took in five newborn kittens and their mother. The three-week old kittens are getting bottle feedings every four hours, routine sink baths (kittens are a very messy lot), and cleaned of eye boogers semi-daily. I am inundated with the smell of pee and poop, being peed and pooped on,… Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Emotion

rag doll cat
100 Word Prompt

100 Word Challenge: Divine

This week, I am the pet whisperer. Not really, but I am pet sitting for two friends. One, a little, wiry terrier-ish dog belonging to my next door neighbor, and the other, my beach buddy’s ragdoll cat. The two, aside from being separate species, are totally different. Dixie is a jittery thing. Sometimes, when her… Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Divine

walking dogs
100 Word Prompt

100 Word Challenge: Manners

My two rescue dogs (yes, it’s important that I include the “rescue” designation), have become my writing muses. While on our walks, all sorts of interesting things happen which give me ideas for this writing prompt. Take Monday morning - we’re on the our last leg of our walk, in the home stretch. I saw another… Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Manners

cat and toy mouse
Light and Shade, Real Life

In for the kill

The brindle cat was on the prowl. She sauntered down the darkened hallway, caterwauling. The fur ball had a mouse and was bringing it home to feed her family. Mom was half asleep, but was brought fully awake when the cat pounced on the bed, dragging her catch with her. Depositing the freshly-caught, furry wet… Continue reading In for the kill