“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Instead of art, a cat

More art is coming, I promise.
The emotional sadness & craziness of my life lately leaves me exhausted by the end of the day
& painting is far from my mind.
No, it's actually on my mind, but far from my fingertips.
But I know this will pass & I will paint.
In the meantime, stories. Cat pictures. Complaints. But soon. I promise.

This is Maggie waiting for me to walk across the street from Mary's.
She waits for me every day - to return home from work, to return from Mary's,
to return from the store.
How wonderful is that?


  1. She's adorable (says the crazy cat lady with 3 sitting on her at once)

  2. I had a cat like that growing up! She followed me around like a dog. I feel for you honey...watching someone wither away is very hard. I wish I could tell you that it will get easier but you and I know better. Love sent to you....

  3. That is wonderful...pure and simple. There's really nothing like that unconditional love from a pet. I too, have a kitty like this...and he follows us around town. Old Bear is seventeen years old, but you'd think he was still a kitten.

    I also understand what you're saying about emotional upsets getting in the way of your art...been there many a time...but like you said...it will pass.


  4. I do hope that you are feeling better soon...

    Cats are wonderful creatures and I've loved many of them over the years too :-)

  5. Thank you all. It's SO comforting to pull up in the driveway & there she is, just waiting. And she doesn't move - I've had to get out of the car more than once & pick her up & move her out of my way. People tell me she will move, and she might, but it might also be a long wait! LOL!

  6. What a sweet faithful little friend you have in Maggie. How wonderful that must feel to know someone is waiting for you...missing you.

    Hugs for all your sadness

  7. get out of the car and move her.... i smiled and almost laughed at this but it is too sweet-funny to really laugh out loud. my one and only cay ruby, who i had for 17 years mind you, used to do the funniest thing...she would run down the road after my car sometimes when i drove off. i swear the first time i saw her in the rear view mirror i almost had a wreck i was so astounded. she was such a distant creature. i never even knew she had such a crush on me until then. after that i knew she loved me even if she was a bit feral acting. it was a good feeling. so i know what you mean it is completely wonderful

  8. Jaime - Sometimes it makes me feel SO BAD to know she is waiting. I feel guilty that she has to wait. But I'm sure she would rather I not be around all the time! :)

    Robin - Now THAT is some cat-love! WOW! Very wonderful & I DO know what you mean.

    Love, Debi


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