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Don't Stare At Us! by Dayonda
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_ A Sociology Lesson_

Don’t stare at us
and talk behind our backs.
We’re just folks
who love each other like you do.

Don’t say we’re cute
and think we should hold hands:
We don’t do things
just the same way you folks do.

Don’t take our photo
and show us to all your friends.
We have our own kind
of dignity and and our own ways.

We’re not exotic captives
to point at and jabber in front of:
We speak your language
and it’s you that’s strange to us.

=Wooly (the small gray cat)=

We wrote this little note to those who travel.
Having lived in tourist spots most of our lives,
we know how critters in the zoo and people of
other cultures feel when gawked at, snapped at
without permission, and how being spoken loudly
and slowly at in another language feels. Cats know.

Dayonda … “Dandy”
We’re cat people, living in the US Pacific Northwest. I’m a teacher… with preschool to adult experience. Teaching is something I love as much as cats…

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Comments

  • webbie
    webbieover 6 years ago

    So beautiful and what a awsome capture…Great angle sis..:) huggggggggggz

  • Huggggzzzzz to you sis. Thank you. They’re a lovely couple!

    – Dayonda

  • Maximus
    Maximusover 6 years ago

    lovely capture Dayonda. :)

  • Thank you, Maximus— I appreciate your praise!

    – Dayonda

  • Nancy Polanski
    Nancy Polanskiover 6 years ago

    Wow, my cat never said that stuff to me. I’ll have to go apologize to her.

  • ROFL, Nancy— that seemed to be what the look on Wooly’s face meant. But on top of all the other sins I was committing, I failed to note that his true-love is bigger than he is.

    – Dayonda

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 6 years ago

    My Goodness, you read their minds….

  • LOL, Sally. Why shouldn’t I/we read their minds? They read ours!

    – Dayonda

  • Terri Chandler
    Terri Chandlerover 6 years ago

    Really Cute!

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 6 years ago

    a wonderful shot and hehe the scanner agian lol dawnx

  • Oh, yes. That scanner. It’s the “love seat” in the “Indoor Theatre to the Outdoors”.

    – Dayonda

  • tigerwings
    tigerwingsover 6 years ago

    This is just TOOOOO cute….and I Love the Lighting! ;) What Dolls!

  • Thank you so much, Tiger Wings!!

    – Dayonda

  • danapace
    danapaceover 6 years ago

    Congratulations on this wonderful picture!

  • Thank you, Dana! ;-)

    – Dayonda

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! Congrats on your feature.

  • Thanks so much, Tama!!

    – Dayonda

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallacealmost 6 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Tabby Time and Marjorie!
    25 May 2009

    – Dayonda

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