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  The Mystery Of The Purple Cat Feet
by J. Allen Wilson
Friday, May 30, 2008
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An attempt at something light…( I tried)

The Mystery Of The Purple Cat Feet


There was once a mystery a few days ago as wide and as deep as the raging sea.

It was of the strange occurrence of how our cat” China” developed purple feet.

For he has just returned from extended boarding at this strange new place.

At first he was glad to be home, but soon thereafter he seemed so out of place.


He heaved and shook; it was clear then to me that he needed to eat something green.

So on with his leash without resistance or tow and now we go for a little walk outside.

Down the steps we went with ease out to the lush green grass that he so smartly spied.

Nibbles and graze so did he; grass blades flying wildly in a gray green haze.


Hmm I thought, at this voracious rate, I won’t even have to mow for a few more days.

Walk and eat and chase a few bees China now seemed somewhat at ease.

So back into the house we try to go; a little tough though with claws clinging to a tree.

Finally at last I have our little fighter inside; off now with the leash as curtains and walls he climbs.


As amusing as this may seem, he was making a wreck of the place and puking green.

With rags and brushes in hand, I clean all that sticky green the best that I can.

It is now that with much alarm there is something else strange and weird I see.

It’s China lying on his side resting, but he has now these bizarre purple feet.


I inspect and I fret, I am already thinking a trip to our local vet.

For this is something totally new to me…I mean who has ever seen a cat with purple feet.

Then out of the blue, or shall I say purple; it came to me.

I figured out rather quickly the mystery of the purple cat feet.


For it is just outside where we so graciously did roam.

We have a couple of mulberry trees who call our yard home.

I remember just the day before; the ground was covered with berries galore.

Now you all can see just as I…his feet were purple because of the berries dye.


Whew…what a relief.


J. Allen Wilson © 5/2008


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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/25/2008
So glad he got better and was not harmed by the mulberry tree. Cats do explore and get into all kinds of things outside. My cat Seashore does not go out the house, only Tom left her out last year by mistake, and she was gone 29 days, then came home again. Now I won't even think about her going out. She is content inside with me now. She is my love now that Tom has passed away. Hard sometimes without him but I must go on not willingly but to exist. Glad your cat is still alive and thriving too.
Reviewed by D Johnson 5/31/2008
You and GK Chesterson would get along very well. Good write.

Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 5/31/2008
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/31/2008
A relief, indeed, and another feline mystery solved. They truly seem to have lots of them! And I'm sure China will soon settle down, now that he's back at home.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 5/31/2008
I loved this my friend, made me smile imagining China wondering around in the berries..too cute! Reminds me of that old cartoon Pepi Lepue I don't know if I spelled that correct, but anyway the cartoon where the cat got white on its back and the boy skunk thinks she is a girl skunk! Well anyway you get the ideas, boy I hadn't thought of that old cartoon in a long time, I think I just revealed my age! Enjoyed this much, well written as well as compelling held my attention with each word!
Blessings from Ky.
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/31/2008
*purring* Thanks for this delightful piece, J. Allen; needed the smiles. Very well written; and I love the pic! AdorABle!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/30/2008
i love this--have had a few such mysteries myself! Love the write
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/30/2008
Ahahahaha! Thank you, Allen, for the needed laugh - kitties will do that! Give your green tongued/purple feeted China a pat and a purr from me - adorable!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/30/2008
That was all China's payback to you for leaving him in that cold friendless cage at that boarding place...shame on you, uncle Al...;) Rufuz

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