Friday, August 17, 2007

Sweet Sixteens Family Reunion!

The Sweet Sixteen Kitties are having a Family Reunion this weekend (from today 'til Sunday), and it's a special bash to honor, as MaoMao put it so beautifully, our precious feline friends who have gained in years and experience.

Everykitty is invited, and there will be all kinds of fun things to do: games, storytelling, delicious food and drink, and I will be reading a special poem I wrote in honor of the occasion. Here I am practicing my poetry reading, which will occur on Saturday night.

The poem I wrote is from both me and darling Mickeybear in heart and in spirit. He suggested to me the form I should use for my poem: sixteen lines with a rhyme scheme similar to his favorite poem ever (and one of my favorites, too): "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley.

So please, everykitty who can, join me and the Ballicai at the Sweet Sixteens Reunion this weekend -- it will be an extra-special event for extra-special and wonderful kitties.

And Mickeybear: you will be accompanying me to the reunion, for to quote ee cummings:

"i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)"

UPDATE: Good news to share. Momma caught Shadow, the fourth of the feral kitties, to go to his new home on the farm, away from the highway. That leaves only Starlight, and Mom is confident she can catch him soon, too.

Momma's happy the feral kitties are safer, but she's missing them. This quote speaks to where her heart is right now: "If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden."
~Attributed to Claudia Ghandi


Gretchen said...

Yeah, I'm so happy your bean caught Shadow. Give a good like whisker kiss for me and good luck on getting Starlight.
My bean got her computer parts this afternoon. I think she would have kissed the DHL driver if he hadn't had been in such a hurry. She's all happy. Lots to do yet. But I'll see if I can get to let me join the party. I need a party right now. Things around here this week have left my nevers frazzled to bits.
Have a good weekend...hugs and purrs...G

michico 小芥 said...

I am so happy your human caught Shadow as well~!!
I will be the reunion~! I will meet you there~!

Henry Helton said...

I am very excited about this party. I plan on going to bed early tonight so I can get over there early tomorrow and spend all day. This is going to be great fun!

Tyler said...

I know that the feral kitties feel your mom's love over at the farm.

Lux said...

That's great news about Shadow!

The party sounds like fun; I'm going to try to drop in for a bit.

Christine and FAZ said...

So glad the ferals are all getting good homes Marilyn. FAZ

Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn,

I'm glad all the kitty's are safe and in a good place.Your mom's a true angel and I'm sending her a big (HUG).See you at the reunion...Hugs and Purrs Ariel

Caesar and Princess said...

That is a wonderful quote. we are really happy that the kitties are doing okay.

We are going to the party too