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Well, it started out like any other "normal" day......







      The weather outside is sunny and hot,
       I know I can tell, central air on still.
     Grass is still growing, leaves are green,
         sitting here waiting for that first
                          morning chill.

           Turning to look at our fireplace,
      needs a good cleaning if we plan to use.
 Gathering my bucket, scrub brush and gloves,
         one kitty is already trying to amuse.

       Took down the screen to bring outside,
      easier to just hose it and leave it to dry.
   By the time I came in to get this all started,
         one kitty was sitting rubbing her eye.

   Bucket was toppled, suds were everywhere,
    another kitty was sitting in a pile of soot.
  Picked up Alex, wiped the soap from her eye,
     but Cassie was covered from head to foot.

Filled up the sink with warm water and soap,
    gently washed Cassie until she was clean.
      Wrapped her up in a towel and rubbed
                                   her dry,
    until I could see her coat had a nice sheen.

  Now the floors were a mess from being wet,
towels and old blankets to soak up the water.
  Robert awoke hearing the chatter and noise,
  observing the scene he laughed at my falter.

    Mind you the fireplace was still unclean,
       he said take the kitties and go inside.
    We stayed in that room for what seemed
                               like hours,
      he cleaned everything up and restored
                                my pride.



Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
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Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
loved it
can image everything

cool write!
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Wonderful writing sweet lady,enjoyed...Hugsss
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
I love this slice of life poem Karen. Kitties just don't seem to know about that old saying concerning curiosity! A pure joy to read this morning.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Kitty's arn't they fun :-) ?

Loved this fun filled write.
Reviewed by RaeLynn Teller
Karen, I love this. You can take us from a hot summer day, to thoughts of cool nights, to life interupted, to a knight in shining armor. All in two minutes. That is a special talent. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
... Darling Robert... with a New Man like him around, reckon I'da joined Cassie and Alex in the soapy-sooty romp!! What is it about a REAL mess that is just so hard to beat... especially if someone else cleans up?! A lovely cat-n-mouse tale, Karen. And... cleaning the fireplace... now there's a thought... !! :)) K xx
Reviewed by Debra Baker
Robert, bless you. Karen, you are a lucky woman. Love this write and the Cat to boot.
Reviewed by J. Pajot
Cats can be an occasionally annoying way. Good for your husband that he had the sense of humor and concern to help read...
be well, be happy,
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath

Oh my goodness...guess the kitty's had planned on helping ya' huh?
This "Fireplace" was just darling, wonderful imageries along with those kitty characters...hope you did not have too much trouble. Bet you laughed later on~all is clear now though yes.

Thank you for sharing sounded fun although a lot of work.
Continued blessings with all your critters,

Reviewed by chris stienstra
A picture that will be with me for a long time. Frustrating for you but funnier the more I think about it. I hope the rst of the day went well!
Best regards as always
Reviewed by Miss Pandora
Normal day huh?! lol ;) Lovely work Karen, thoroughly enjoyed this write, ty. Panda :)
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Thank God for Robert, what a sweet heart. you needed a rest from it after all that Karen, Thanks for sharing.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Thanks for sharing..them cats can make a day!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Thank you for a peak into your world!
Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
What a great hubby, and curious cats will always be curious cats!
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
Nice poem, love cats!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Robert seems to be the one to have around when a crisis arises, hold onto him for dear life, good men aren't thirteen on a dozen like they want us to believe.
You should camcorder the shenanigans of the kittens so we too can enjoy it, although it will be dear Robert cleaning the mess after.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Love to read your kitten shenanigans...A fun poem beautifuly written!
You are one very lucky woman to have a man like Robert;-)
(I'm sure he's lucky to have you too;-)

Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
Yep, one of those days. Somewhat like our everyday life - just when we think we've got it all figured out --- ka-boom! Can you hear God chuckling, because what we really needed was some time out, for ourselves.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
lol. Sounds like it ended okay. Robert seems like a real great guy. And you of course, sweat lady are awesome. Beautiful and funny poem. Liz
Reviewed by Connie Faust
A cute story of your ongoing adventures with your kitties. The fireplace looks sparkling clean!

Reviewed by Patricia Bankhead (Reader)
A delight to read. Enjoyed very much.
Well penned!

Reviewed by David Young
What an pur enjoyable write, much enjoyed.
Reviewed by Michael Guy
I think you could make a poem out of anything or any event. With a beauty of a fireplace like that you'd better be a writer! I envy it.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Sounds like one of my days, Karen, cute write, love holly
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Poor kitties!!!! Poor you!!!! You know the saying: curiousity killed the cat: but satisfaction brought him back! Glad all is back in order. An excellent "tail", Karen, and Robert to the rescue! Your hero! :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Lady Of Compassion...

Reviewed by Ted Bossis
Tis a warm place of memory -love <>Ted
Reviewed by George Thompson
You all really cleaned up, didn't you? lol

Reviewed by John Leko
upset of chores...restored with a warm sense of humor...and tails of a cat covered in soot.
Reviewed by Chuck Keller
Cute write! Thanks for the smile.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Sounds like a fun day . . .
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Delightful piece, Karen; and a lovely photo! Reminds me of the time we came to your place; good times we did have! We will have to get together again soon! Very well done; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love from Burleson, your friend, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Lewis Findley (Reader)
Lovely , dear. Good to have a clean fireplace when old man winter isnt all that far away. Have a good one. and a better 1 2 morrow. "Donny"
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