Here’s Thea

4 May

My Take

DiVoran Lites

 Scribe: DiVoran

Meow. How is everybody on this beautiful spring day? I’m going to try to tell Ma what’s going on in my life so she can write it down. Ma says that most cats sleep two-thirds of the time. I wonder if most kitties have as many places to sleep as I do. I like to be close to Ma, but I don’t like for her to pick me up. I’m a rescue cat, so maybe someone scared or hurt me picking me up.  I sleep way down on the end of Ma’s bed every night where I won’t get squashed or kicked, except for once in a while in her sleep. I might be a therapy cat ‘cause when she makes that snoring sound or moves around too much, I step onto her chest and settle down with my whiskers in her face. She wakes up real quick cause my whiskers tickle her face. 

Usually, she wants to sleep longer, but I want to go out on the porch. If she won’t let me out, I meow loud enough to wake up her Bill. She doesn’t think that is nice of me, so she gets up to let me out onto the porch.  You wouldn’t believe how purrty it is out there at night, especially when the sky is lighted up with a big yellow ball. She doesn’t hardly ever get upset with me, but I got a little slap on my rump the other day when I climbed the new animal-proof screen she bought to keep me from ripping the old one when I climbed it. She told me she was so sorry for the slap, but it wasn’t much, and I believed her. I don’t think she’ll do that again. It makes her too sad.

A Cuban Tree Frog got inside the porch one time and I ate it. It tasted so bad I got sick. I’ve also tasted a few lizards that she doesn’t know about. But I get a whole can of cat food and it takes me all day to eat it, so I don’t usually get too hungry. I do like Greenies. And I really love cat grass. I think it’s a kind of food that cats sometimes like. I feel I must have some every day, but Ma says it costs too much at the pet store. She has been growing some in boxes in the yard. When I see her going outside, I jump on a footstool and wait for her to come back with a bouquet of green grass. She holds it tight in her fingers and I tilt my head and close one eye to bite off the grass. 

If she doesn’t have grass when she comes back in, I turn my headlight yellow eyes on her. If she’s too busy to get it for me, she feels bad about that too.

Now she’s growing another crop of cat-grass in a heavy pot that she and Bill can carry onto the porch.

She finally decided to grow a crop I could eat by myself without pulling the grass out by the roots. I’ve tasted every plant in the house and on the porch.

She knew she didn’t have any that poison ones. Nothing makes me happy like a bouquet of home-grown cat grass, except maybe when we play with the plush mouse on a leash after supper. 

Oh, guess what? We have a couple of rabbits that come into our yard. Our yard is safe because we don’t put poison on it, but it isn’t nice grass like my cat grass, it’s tiny plants with tiny flowers. I heard somebody call them weeds one time, but Ma says Florida isn’t supposed to have lush yards. She says the little flowers are a beautiful groundcover and they take care of themselves. Anyhow, about the rabbits, through the porch screen I got to watch them chasing each other around in the yard. Some people think cats shouldn’t be confined to a house and porches, but Ma says that outdoor cats don’t live long, and she wants me around for the rest of her life. Her son-in-law said he would take care of me when she takes off for Heaven. But I hope that’s a long time from now. 

That’s all for now. 

Meow and Meow,

Thea

DiVoran has been writing for most of her life. Her first attempt at a story was when she was seven years old and her mother got a new typewriter. DiVoran got to use it and when her dad saw her writing he asked what she was writing about. DiVoran answered that she was writing the story of her life. Her dad’s only comment was, “Well, it’s going to be a very short story.” After most of a lifetime of writing and helping other writers, DiVoran finally launched her own dream which was to write a novel of her own. She now has her Florida Springs trilogy and her novel, a Christian Western Romance, Go West available on Amazon. When speaking about her road to publication, she gives thanks to the Lord for all the people who helped her grow and learn.  She says, “I could never have done it by myself, but when I got going everything fell beautifully into place, and I was glad I had started on my dream.”

One Response to “Here’s Thea”

  1. melodyhendrix May 4, 2020 at 8:05 am #

    That was just the cutest thing! I enjoyed it

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

    Liked by 1 person

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