Kathy’s Haiku

Living legacy

of sweet love, Barry and me.

My heart, he, Kristie.

Family picture 1999

I miss Barry,

Gone too soon, my heart aches,

for my sweet husband.

I never left you poem

God, take care of him,

As you know, he is my sweetheart,

Give Barry my love.

 

Written for Ronavon Writes https://ronovanwrites.com/2019/05/20/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-254-sweetheart/

 

 

 

Cat Hates Medicine

Isis sleeping!

 

 

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Funny Instructions for Giving your Cat a Pill

Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth
with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of 10.

Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, holding front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold cats head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat’s throat vigorously.

Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtain.  Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with its head just visible from below spouse’s armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force cat’s mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink glass of water to take taste away. Apply band-aid to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

Retrieve cat from neighbor’s shed. Get another pill. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

Fetch screwdriver from garage and put door back on hinges. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Throw T-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

Ring fire brigade to retrieve cat from tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

Tie cat’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table. Find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed. Force cat’s mouth open with small spanner. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Hold head vertically and pour 1/2 pint of
water down throat to wash pill down.

Get spouse to drive you to emergency room; sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Stop by furniture shop on way home to order new table. Carefully sweep shattered figurines from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

 

1st photo is my own, 2nd photo is from Bing and the article is from Pet Place.

In reply to:  Comedy Plus – Happy Tuesday

Personal Lessons from Matt. 7:1-5

Matthew 7:1-5

Judging Others
1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?
5 You hypocrite first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Why are we so quick to judge me – the way I appear or my feelings?
I can’t win with some people. If I cry for the loss of my husband, some think that I am falling apart beyond all repair. On the other hand, if I don’t at the mention of his name, they say that I am so strong, or they openly say that they do not understand why I am not in an ocean of tears. Here is what I have learned about grief through all of my grief experiences. I think of all of those that I have lost very often – especially my parents and grandparents. Let me tell you that there is not one minute of any day that my husband is not in my heart and mind! There were only a few days in our 33 years 3-month marriage that we did not see each other. Don’t tell me that I cannot mark married, that I must check WIDOW! I realize that I cannot list him as my emergency contact any longer, after all, there are no phones in heaven. Nobody gets to tell me how to feel or how to grieve; it is as personal what brings me joy.

Nobody knows how someone really feels in his or her mind and heart! A smile often hides profound sadness. Laughter keeps the tears from flowing down in streams. Grief never subsides. It changes, one gets used to its existence and learns to live with it, perhaps. When someone loses someone so vital to them that they lose a huge part of themselves, they don’t want pity. They want people to take a few moments to listen, to hear them and show empathy. There are many types of grief and loss. It does not always a traditional death. It can be a different type a loss of a home, friend, an intimate relationship, health, arms, legs etc. Let us remember to be kinder to one another.BA GRAD 7 2016

Memories Bittersweet

Memories are so wonderful – so sweet,
They bring me smiles, laughter and tears.
They do help make my days complete.
So many memories of people, no longer with me,
Grandpas, Grandmas, Mom, Dad and Barry,
God trained me to separate from Grandparents and parents, bit by bit,
I grew up, made our own way with patience and so much grit.
Yet with Barry, I left home and my childhood behind to become one,
Eventually, the couple may become parents to a daughter, not a son.
There are memories by the thousands until one day, He was called Home,
Thus, those memories become sweetBarry and Me Dating comfort, and yet, a source of sadness, of memories no more – and  I am all alone.

Merry Christmas 2018

I will be blessed once again to have Christmas with my husband and daughter,
As I have gotten older, I don’t take that for granted, as I did when younger,
I humbly thank you for that blessing God, and I am so glad you brought her,
To me once again and my dear Barry, please give us years together longer.

To my parents, much loved and continually thought of, give them a precious hug and kiss,
Let them know I am doing well and let them know I carry on their light as best I can do,
Remind them that each and every day they come to mind and are sorely missed,
I believe that I will see them once again one day, my heart tells me that it is true.

To my brother, Glen Miller, I wish we had not so much distance between us,
But my heart is always close to him and family, distance does not stop loving thoughts,
I wish to him and his family more love, less pain and a life of ease and less fuss,
May there come a special gift, may my brother especially know that I love him lots.

To all my family and friends, I know some have had deep sorrows this year,
I am truly sorry for the ache in your hearts and the tears you all shed,
I sent and keep sending you my love, prayers and best wishes for no more tears,
Have a blessed Christmas & love one and all, Happy 2019! All has been said!

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