Friday, November 9, 2007


Here is Dandelion, waiting for someone to turn on the water, so he can get a drink.  Dandelion lives with Prince Muddy Paws and Myst.  At eighteen years old, he is the oldest cat in the house and the biggest.  He is the Alpha cat, though Myst gets big ideas about that sometimes.  Dandelion is a very gentle cat and never uses his size to lord it over the other cats.  Dandelion lived his first year as an outside cat and may miss being outside at times.  The human staff have to watch out for him when a door is opened, as sometimes he thinks about going outside.  He likes to watch everything out the window.  In spite of his age, he is very healthy, except for his hearing.  He started losing his hearing some time ago and is now completely deaf.  He compensates for this by being very watchful.  He used to listen for the car to tell him that the staff was coming home, but now he sits by the window and watches for the car.  Being deaf gives him one advantage.  He now enjoys watching the lightning during a thunderstorm, while Muddy and Myst hide under the bed.  He also enjoys watching fireworks.

                                     Dandelion actually likes July.
                                     He enjoys watching fireworks light up the sky.
                                            He can't hear the boomies
                                            That make his two roomies
                                     Hide under the bed out of sight of the sky.


Anonymous said...

Awwww, Dandelion is a lovely kitty, and you know what, he tugs so at my Mom's heartstrings because he makes her think of Brainball, our big Alpha Kitty! Brainball is by far the biggest cat in our house, but he is a gentle and loving Alpha, and like Dandelion, he jumps up on the sink and waits patiently for Mom or Dad to turn on the water.

What a precious limerick for Dandelion, and what a special boy he is -- eighteen years old, that is fabulous. *big smile*!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

caricature said...

Dandelion is so cute and nice. What a furry sweet alpha mancat :) Simply adorable! Snow and Forest send him big purrs and love :)

zevo calamari said...

Dandelion is adorable. Love the limerick.. thanks so much.

Cheysuli said...

Hello Dandelion. I like your limerick.

Forty Paws said...

Hi Dandelion! That's a great limerick! Isn't it amazing how your other senses take over when one gets out of wack?

Luf, Us

Lux said...

Wow, Dandelion is lucky not to hear fireworks!

His limerick is cute!

Mickey said...

Now,that was cute!! But then, so is Dandelion!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

The Sky booms don't bother me, it's the crackers in the streets that make me nuts. Dandelion in just Dandy, isn't he?