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Pawsitive Pondering: C is for Cats AND Microfiction!

Posted on Apr 4, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   27 Comments | Posted in A-Z Challenge · cat · microfiction · tabby

Please scroll down for today’s microfiction. But first! Today is day three of the A to Z Challenge, and that means the letter C.  Tabby decided it was time she had a say.


 C is for Cats:   
We are not aloof, we just have a fine appreciation for our own company. 
As it turns out, we also adore yours. . .even if you’re a real dog. 
Purrrr. . .
Saturday’s post featured a dressed-up Dachshund (Lady Dog-Ga).  I neglected to mention that the pic was snapped last fall at the annual Howl-o-Weenie festival, sponsored by DREAM (Dachshund Rescue, Education, Awareness and Mentoring) here in Atlanta. Great organization, dedicated to promoting the love and care of this very fun and loving breed.
Come back tomorrow for the next A-Z post, D is for Dogs, to see what my “nephew” Buster has to say. For today’s weekly microfiction, please see below.
Thanks to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours, the Monday microfiction challenge.  It is a coincidence that the photo includes a cat, which meshes nicely with today’s Pawsitive Pondering. 
This week’s picture prompt is below along with my two stories (each 140 characters or less) to match.  Also, I used “culprit,” the word of the week.
Picture by Edward Lear (1812 – 1888)
“Careful, idiot! That cat is from the Ming Dynasty collection!” 
“But it says ‘made in Taiwan’ on the tail.” 
“Ah, but it doesn’t say when!”
* * * * * * * * * *
Tabby purred, delighted. 
She had only to hock up one gooey fur ball with great show, 
and the culprits would free her.   
Putty in my paws. . .
Tabby is one cool cat. She’d like you to come back tomorrow to check out her pal Buster’s Pawsitive Pondering for the letter “D.”  Hope to see you then!

27 Responses to "Pawsitive Pondering: C is for Cats AND Microfiction!"

  1. Comment by Francine Howarth
    April 4, 2011 at 5:29 am  

    Hi,Kitty Fantastic!bestF

  2. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    April 4, 2011 at 6:55 am  

    You are prolific and always on your toes. You amaze me.

  3. Comment by Rosalind Adam
    April 4, 2011 at 7:29 am  

    I love that photo. Our two grey ladies (cats) wouldn't dream of sharing a seat with a dog but they're very happy to share one with us. 🙂

  4. Comment by Dianne
    April 4, 2011 at 9:03 am  

    Tabby is adorable, love the photoboth your stories are greatin the second one I could hear the cat's voice

  5. Comment by iZombie
    April 4, 2011 at 9:07 am  

    cats and dogs living together…jeremy [iZombie]explanation:

  6. Comment by Akelamalu
    April 4, 2011 at 9:45 am  

    LOL that's one smart cat!

  7. Comment by Angela Felsted
    April 4, 2011 at 9:46 am  

    I wonder how many dog posts people will post tomorrow. Too bad I can't hire someone to look at 100 posts and tally the most popular per letter. That might be kind of interesting.

  8. Comment by Angela Felsted
    April 4, 2011 at 9:47 am  

    I wrote 100, but I mean 1,000–sorry.

  9. Comment by Anyes
    April 4, 2011 at 9:59 am  

    Tabby is indeed the smart one in the group :-)Thank you Diane for your reassuring words, I really appreciate them.

  10. Comment by Anyes
    April 4, 2011 at 10:09 am  

    Sorry, I meant Lisa… 🙁

  11. Comment by anthonynorth
    April 4, 2011 at 10:45 am  

    Loved both. Especially the first. Funny.

  12. Comment by Diane
    April 4, 2011 at 11:04 am  

    Really clever one this week. Gotta check the dates on things!!! :O)

  13. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    April 4, 2011 at 11:45 am  

    Hi Lisa, what sweeties, it is so nice when they all get along. Your microfiction stories are great … and the picture of the week made me laugh.I really like how you are organzing A-Z, and look forward to the next day. Happy Monday!

  14. Comment by Name: Luana Krause
    April 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm  

    Fun! Love the flash and illustration!

  15. Comment by Pat
    April 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm  

    These are both hilarious, but the last one made me laugh out loud a lot! Thanks for the laugh, Lisa!

  16. Comment by Lynette Killam
    April 4, 2011 at 1:27 pm  

    I thoroughly enjoyed this post, being both a dog and cat lover! Love your sweet photo, and your microfiction pieces made me giggle…a great start to the week!LynetteImagination Lane

  17. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    April 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm  

    I'm still chuckling over your Ming slant. I enjoyed your Pondering as well. We have a calico too.

  18. Comment by Tiger85
    April 4, 2011 at 2:21 pm  

    LOL, really like the cat's explaination for being aloof. I love cats and I like today's microfition. =)

  19. Comment by Rekha
    April 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm  

    Both the MFs are lovely…the first had me LOL…Nice A-Z post. a cat and a dog in together in harmony…not so common. Good picture.

  20. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    April 4, 2011 at 5:13 pm  

    Your microfiction has been the "paws" that refreshes! (Take that, Coca Cola!)

  21. Comment by The Words Crafter
    April 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm  

    Love your microfiction! Very clever and witty :)And I love kitties….

  22. Comment by Kimberly
    April 4, 2011 at 10:41 pm  

    What a cute picture. I love the name Lady Dog-Ga – it's hilarious.

  23. Comment by welcome to my world of poetry
    April 5, 2011 at 4:23 am  

    I love cats, used to have one who was diabetic and needed shots of insulin daily we I used to do. she lived until she was 14, I still miss her though 11 yrs have elasped.Thanks for the visit,Yvonne.

  24. Comment by Lisa
    April 5, 2011 at 9:33 am  

    I missed stopping by yesterday for "c". Gotta love cats. I have 4 and love every one of them.LisaInspiredbyLisa

  25. Comment by Lynn
    April 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm  

    Cute babies and funny microfiction!

  26. Comment by Tammy
    April 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm  

    I'm late in reading and almost missed this. So glad I didn't!

  27. Comment by Calico Crazy
    April 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm  

    I love both your takes on the Succinctly Yours picture, you made me laugh twice. ~ Calico Contemplations

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