I am a lion in a small jungle.
Each day begins, waking with my people companion
stretching tall and long a hump in my back.
Looking to her sleeping still, purring "its time to wake up."
Slowly coming out of my stretch I go to the top of the bed
And just look at her, breathing softly into her face. She stirs,
turning my tail to her I lay down close to her face
knowing when she feels me and the swipe of my tail
she will wake up, I meow "Wake up, " " Its time to open up the house."
"Time to go out and smell the mail left last night by other cats."
Ari, stirs more and more as each swipe of Cats tail brushes her face.
Cat leans harder against her and starts to purr, " good morning" louder
Ari's eyes open and she says, "Good morning Cat." Cat now stands up
and comes to rub his face into hers and bumps his head into her.
"OK, OK." said Ari "I'm up and moving."
Cat jumps down off the bed and heads to the door, looking out he sees
the sun is shining, and he sees a bird in a tree and what's that?
Hopping there in the grass? Cat looks back for Ari and again purrs
Under his breath softly, "hurry up, hurry up."
Out the door Cat bounds as soon as Ari pulls the slider back
sniffing the air standing still, then off to the grass
tip toeing nose to the ground to see who came to visit last night.
Off to the bushes , "ah I sniff mail on it".. taking time to rub and answer.
Cat moves on, what's that in the garden? Going over, soft sniff.
"Oh no", Cat meows and runs as fast as he can
sitting down on the patio looking back into the garden.
Slowly it is still coming, his heart beats faster as he watches
Cat hopes his Ari will see his concern and come and see what that silly thing in the grass is.
It has made it the end of the patio, and here Ari comes as she at long last.
having seen Cat seems to be in trouble. She starts laughing loud and long.
Silly Cat was chased from the garden by a turtle.
The turtle comes to the end of the patio with it's nose in the air looks at cat.
Slowly walks away, as if to say this might be your jungle but it is mySwamp as well.
The turtles slow walk is watched by cat back into the garden.
Cat sits preening his self like he had the matter in paw the whole time.
Sunning in the afternoon, eyes half closed Cat sees another cat round the end of the house.
He knows he must protect the home from this invasion.
Jumping up and giving chase he corners the intruder down by the pond.
Hissing is very best hiss, tail big and fluffed to look larger and a deep jungle growl like any lion would make when he protects his lair.
Ari hears this sound and knows it is Cat, she rushes down to the pond to brake up the fight between the pair, Cat looks up at her and hisses again, as if to say I have
this in control.
As if on cue the two make a leap in the air, for all the world looking like Superman and Lex Luther.
They come together wrappings each other in what could only be termed a bear hug. They snarl and try to bite.
To everyone's surprise when the two super heroes land as they come down in the pond water.
Needless to say the fight was over.
Both cats came out of the pond running in different directions. Cat back to his patio, to
try to dry off his fur. Feeling proud even if he was a wet puss.
The pride of a job well done.
The sun is low now and a days work is over for Cat, he has defended the lair.
He will sleep well at the foot of the bed tonight and dream of conquests and
catnip garden plants to roll around and play in.