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Kitten in the Snow

on February 20, 2013

With winter comes days that chill right to the bone. Unlike our furry friends, we don our heavy coats, boots, woolen socks, mittens and scarves to ward off the bite of the frigid air. Of course, we know the soft fur of our little friends keeps them warm without the need for all the extra ‘gear’ but that does not necessarily mean they do not feel the cold.

BUT… does the cold inevitably keep them indoors? See the slideshow ‘Come play with me!’ after the poem!

WhiteKitteninSnow

Winter’s Berth

A mound of silky white fur
Amid cushions of bottle green
Reflects hues of icy blue
Off crystal dewdrops barely seen

Teeny tiny silver moons
Draping from hairy stems
Tickle a pink little nose
Like frosty pearlized gems

Stretching and yawning
Rising above home turf
Tiny paws reach forth
Scratching in winter’s earth

Within a few steps
Visions begin to blur
Chilly winter winds
Softly lift the long fur

Delicate hints of sunlight
Peeping through bleak gray skies
Grant fleeting moments of warmth
Around wide-open eyes

Suddenly through the bitterness
A little hand reaches down
“Nosy Nettie, why are you here
Among plumage turned gray brown?”

With a special purr-r-r
Ever so thankful to be found
The snow white fur ball
Bids farewell to the cold, cold ground

©2012 catnipoflife 
Sharla Lee Shults

The purr from cat to man says, ‘You bring me happiness; I am at peace with you.’
—Barbara L. Diamond (Writer, n.d.)

Touch of Catnip: Come play with me!

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28 responses to “Kitten in the Snow

  1. […] With winter comes days that chill right to the bone. Unlike our furry friends, we don our heavy coats, boots, woolen socks, mittens and scarves to ward off the bite of the frigid air. Of course, we…  […]

  2. Teepee12 says:

    Oh, that so reminds me of all the kitties we had over the years. They used to love going out in the snow … but never rain.

  3. bldodson says:

    Wow! That is a good one!

  4. utesmile says:

    Lovely…my cat doesn’t go out when there is snow…..he loves the warmth…he is like me! 🙂

  5. lol, cute! i like cats too.purrr…

  6. Sharla how adorable, I watched it three times… and read your vivid poem!

  7. Hey Sharla, I tweeted and promoted this. I love kitties playing in the snow, though they do hate the cold, sometimes unless they have cabin fever. 😉

  8. Beautiful poetry, as always. I loved the slide show too. Adorable.

  9. sedge808 says:

    love the snow kittehs.

  10. lgyslaine says:

    Very nice poem. My cat does not like the snow either 🙂

  11. Precious creatures. My favourite animal is the big cat(s)

  12. cjanasdreams says:

    Liked the poem and the picture. Is that your own picture?

  13. These furry little gems are quite beautiful. They can be so cuddly and fun. My little Patch is the smartest cat I’ve ever known.

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