Flash, Sweeney, and Pearl: A rare conjunction of all three girls. As long as Sweeney (calico) separates Flash (the tuxie) from her nemesis, Pearl (all white, naturally), it works.
Pearl is kind of a diva. She just barely tolerates Flash, who has learned to give her a wide berth. With Sweeney it’s another story altogether. Pearl is practically joined at the hip with her. But it all works out, because Elliott and Flash have forged a pair-bond by being the two outsiders.
On rare occasion, Pearl will cuddle up to an already sleeping Flash, who will open her eyes wide, and look around in obvious distress. It must be like waking up to find a cocked pistol in the bed, and when she finally does stir, if she wakes Pearl, she gets swatted and nipped and sent packing like it was her fault. There are occasional other spats between Gang members, but generally it’s nothing a nice tongue-bath can’t fix, then peace reigns once again.
To visit with more pets from around the world, or to join in the fun, grab your leash and head over to PET PRIDE. The host, Bozo, will greet you with a wag and a smile.
The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.