Just a Girl Lost 2

Just a girl lost~ Here I share bits & pieces of me, in poetry, prose, music & posts from writers who inspire me.


The Cat is a Mercenary of LOvE ~

*Lulu, one of our 3 cats

When our cat, the cat belonging only to herself,
deigns to sleep next to me

I feel special & loved
Our cat is a good judge of character.
I believe that Cats know how & who to love.
They’re fluffy, fickle, mercenary creatures.
They pretend not to know you sometimes.
They’re more patient than dogs.
They take their Sweet Cat Time
They’re selective about which lap they wanna lay in.
They definitely hold up in comparison

to Zack, our dog
who follows & gets in their faces
like a jumping bean, bouncing
out of reach NEVER taking the hint,
NEVER getting out of Cat Space,
’til they scratch/whack him.
He’s always in a frenzy of jealousy when they’re around us.

Cats meow when they need or feel.

Zack loves people too much & rarely barks.
He tries to escape anytime he can burst thru the door, whoosh & he’s GONE, on a doggie quest
leaving pee on every mailbox
& if it’s sunny day he rolls around in a special field & comes home smelling of vile, dead things.
Cats don’t roll in manure & toxic muck
They HATE unsanitary things
maybe that makes them smarter?
to be fair, our cat, LuLu loves to lay
on counter tops & book shelves
& 5 out of 10 times she rolls right off
So, maybe Cats & Dogs are evenly matched, a bit smart, a bit stupid in their own unique way.
I adore our dog. He makes better company. He never leaves.


*photos mine.

Our dog Zack & me & just Zack.


A Cat Named Bob



This is one of our 2 cats, Bob.

Bob is about 13, pretty old for a cat.

Bob meows “Hi!” back to me every time I say, “Hi, Bob!”

Bob sleeps a LOT!

Abby, my oldest daughter, found Bob as a kitten.

She named Bob.

Bob, used to be a boy cat ’til the day we saw she was a girl cat.


The moral?

Human ignorance makes for awkward cat names

oh, and make sure to Always check carefully ‘under the hood’… meow


PS:  I showed my daughter, Abby, this post.  She said I had it all wrong.  She said that she named the cat BOB because it looked like a BOBCAT.  ( we all also thought BOB was a girl, but I had to clarify)

©justagirllost2 ~ M. Mendez

*photo mine