Four Kings

The most elegant was Schemp. White and gray and tall for a cat, the one most comfortable in his fur. When Schemp appeared in a place, he was neither cause or effect. If asked to describe him, we would have just shrugged and said “he’s a natural.”

The most anti-social was of course my cat, Minx. All black with yellow eyes and long hair, liked the high places where he could keep watch. A silent sovereign and not one to suffer fools easily. Described as “a severe God” able to ask mice to walk willingly into their own deaths.

Pino was perhaps the most mis-understood. A white and black tuxedo and was never without an opinion nor shy about sharing it regardless to whether or not they were listening. Described? A very long sentence.

The most affable was Mookie, in the best sense of affable. An all black short hair, easily entertained and rarely flustered, Mookie could always be found in the sunny spots. If offered, he accepted, graciously. If he had been anything other than a cat, he would have appeared as a separate peace. Best description is “companionable.”

Four kings who for a short time ruled the world. Dogs asked permission first, squirrels avoided close contact, tuna was the comfort food of choice. We could have said it was the best of times it was the worst of times, but that had already been said. Instead we just marveled that it was at all.

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“You did not come here to fix the world. The world is not broken. You came here to live a wonderful life.” Abraham Hicks.

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  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    Loved your sharing of such different personalities:) They sound like a never ending source of enjoyment to me. What names too! Your obviously a reflection of them and not the other way around:) Thank you for such a huge smile this morning Ken.

  • You are welcome, and thank you.
    What a time they were.

    – kenroome

  • Melodyone
    Melodyonealmost 2 years ago

    Lovely and enjoyable pussycat poetry, ken! A delight to read such enchanting descriptions
    …I just marvel at it all :)

  • Thank you Melody. It was a marvel to see them in one room – they were there, but not there together.

    – kenroome

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago

    A delightful story, Ken. So well written.
    “We could have said it was the best of times it was the worst of times, but that had
    already been said. Instead we just marveled that it was at all.”
    I love that!

  • Thanks Tori. So cat-like to carve out your own niche on the same ground as another without crossing boundries.

    – kenroome

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinalmost 2 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE this…. you are remakable

  • So glad you loved it. I loved thinking about it. Those crazy cats. :)

    – kenroome

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