Monday, May 09, 2011

St Frank


Yesterday our lovely little cat brought in a baby duck.
The duck was barely alive.
We dithered around wondering how we could save it.
But that was clearly impossible.
We laid it in a warm place where it emitted a few pathetic cheeps and died.

What I want to know is -
What do you think of your big eyed animal friends now?

Mister Saint Francis.

17 Comments:

Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Cats have a way of putting
everything in perspective;
joy, sleep, petulance, rodents,
and rats with wings--birds.
They fascinate us always, cats,
and tolerate us most of the
time.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

So on top of things, sir.
When I stumbled onto this piece
this fine Monday a.m., I had no
idea you had risen early, and
had already gone to the Manor,
and joined this week flock
of magpies. Makes more sense
now, of course, and stimulates
me to jump in, for the feathers
are fine, and the cattails are
thumping hard.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Friko said...

Cats are evil, no self-respecting saint would have anything to do with them.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

i think they are more pure their instincts then we are...we hide our bodies, they lay them like offerings...

8:04 PM  
Blogger Catalyst said...

Cats...are curious.

And their claws are long,

and sharp.

They commit death without

meaning to.

Only curious.

8:52 PM  
Blogger lucychili said...

yes we are all
a messy paradox

10:23 PM  
Blogger Doctor FTSE said...

There has never been a cat-philosopher to teach cats about concepts such as "conscience", "moral imperative" Thoughtful Magpie, Lane.

1:41 AM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

Our big tomcat used to leave offerings of mice and rodents at the front door.

(giggling at Friko's comment)

8:55 AM  
Blogger Martin H. said...

Food for thought?

2:25 PM  
Blogger Jingle said...

cute sentiments.
well concluded.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Jingle said...

cute sentiments.
well concluded.

6:50 PM  
Blogger HyperCRYPTICal said...

Although nature looks beautiful - it is in fact very cruel. Well observed.

Anna :o]

9:13 AM  
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apt write...keep it up.

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7:30 PM  
Blogger Trellissimo said...

Cats are strictly for the birds...

7:55 AM  
Blogger Margaret Pangert said...

Doug, you make me laugh out loud! Life is so ironic, isn't it? I'm not sure St. Francis could stomach the workings of a real ranch--not for the weak of heart. I hate to see animals die, but it a fact of life.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Doug!
I agree with Friko.
Tschüß,
Anonomann

9:48 AM  
Blogger Steve Isaak said...

Interesting - in a good way - engaging piece.

3:35 PM  

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