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20 July 2016

Sevenling (My Favourite Music)

Nothing made Freya happier
than to snuggle between Andrew and me,
purring all night in deep rhythm.

Later, when Andrew and Freya were gone,
Levi would curl up next to me and purr.
Now he too has left me; they are all gone.

My new cat is wary, and shares the bed silently.


Yes I know, comparisons are odious, and the new cat is gradually getting more trusting and affectionate. (She did purr the other night while sitting on my lap, as I wrote two poems ago.) I love her – and I still miss the others.

A sevenling for dVerse. We were asked to write about music.

16 comments:

  1. our newest cat just slept on the bed all night for the first time the other day. she too has been wary. there is a sadness here rosemary...but also a hope for me that the new little one will fall into that same mold next to you on the bed.

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    1. The gradual journey of trust is both frustrating and exciting!

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  2. Yes, we do miss our other ones. Since SamCat died last October, I haven't had the heart to replace him. I know of the problems and trials with Selene, but she is coming around. She is different as they all are. I keep hoping she will open herself entirely to you. Hugs.

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  3. dunno if i could get used to sleep with a cat next to me but def. think if you're used to it you miss it like your own breath when they're gone..

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  4. I have never had a cat sleeping in my bed... I can understand the comfort, but I always liked the distance you can keep to a cat....

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  5. Awww, I hope your newest cat will lose her wariness and become family.

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  6. Some people can't imagine sleeping with cats. I can't imagine not doing so, lol. Yet, although I like dogs, the thought of sleeping with one of them on the bed is repugnant, though I know many people do. It's all so subjective, isn't it?

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  7. I'm a dog person but I know it sometimes takes time to build that relationship of trust. I love how you did this.

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  8. Soon Selene would find the rhythm Rosemary...this is so poignant and beautiful...

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  9. Such a delightful sevenling :D

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  10. Delightful, Rosemary. Love this one.

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  11. I don't think I can sleep with cat beside me too but I hope you and cat will settle down and become comfortable with each other. All the best to you and thanks for celebrating with us!

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  12. There is music in the animals of our lives; some we hear and some we only sense. :)

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  13. This reminded me of my mom, she lost a couple of cats this year. She has one left that she rescued, but she is timid and doesn't come on the bed yet. She hides when people come over.

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    1. Selene retreats when visitors come, and checks them out for a while. She hides from men, and doesn't emerge at all, which gives me a big clue about her past history. Only she's fine with gay men; it's masculinity that frightens her.

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