Little Lion

For Carrie’s prompt over at Sunday Muse BlogSpot.

 

Little Lion
“How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.” – Robert A. Heinlein

I hated dolls when I was a child.
I preferred my stuffed animals,
our cats and dogs.
I dressed the cats and dogs in
the clothes of the dolls,
rode them around in the doll carriage,
had tea parties with them and
read stories to them.
I loved them dearly.
To this day I remember them all.
I remember I wept bitterly when they died.
I know my cat Pugsley who
was euthanized three years ago,
I kissed him before the vet
administered the shot.
I kissed his sweet face and whispered,
sleep well little lion, sleep sweet.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ed Rigg
    Sep 08, 2019 @ 07:25:46

    A nice pronpt to inspire your fod memories . . 🙂

    Reply

  2. Carrie V. H.
    Sep 08, 2019 @ 10:27:37

    Oh Toni this gripped my heart! What a beautiful and sweet memory! You have a beautiful and big heart! 💝 i too dressed my grandparents dog Rex. He was a sweetie! I love that quote as well!

    Reply

  3. wyndolynne
    Sep 08, 2019 @ 10:28:25

    This…oh, this made me cry. Lovely.

    Reply

  4. Lori
    Sep 08, 2019 @ 11:13:59

    I also hated dolls and preferred my stuffed animals. But the real ones are the best even if it’s saddest when they outgrow us.

    Reply

  5. Sherry Marr
    Sep 08, 2019 @ 13:05:38

    Oh, this hit my heart andf brought tears, especially the closing line. Our hearts break so mny times in this life, it is amazing they can handle it.

    Reply

  6. purplepeninportland
    Sep 08, 2019 @ 20:36:00

    This brought tears of recollection for all the animals I have had in my life.

    Reply

  7. Vicki
    Sep 08, 2019 @ 21:28:42

    This is beautiful, thanks for sharing your sweet memories.

    Reply

  8. Rob Kistner
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 12:48:03

    Oh, that is touching, but bittersweet Toni…

    Reply

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