Today’s challenge at d’Verse Poets is to write a haibun that is about a celebration revolving around the holiday season. So here’s my true tale of a rather stressful winter break that ended in celebration.
I didn’t know that the door was ajar–such a simple oversight on my part, but that is all it took. Rocky made his escape. My big tiger and white housecat is out in the midst of Iowa’s harsh winter. With no idea of the coming storm, he runs from me when I call, acting as if he’s not spent every night of the last five years sharing my bed. My heart is breaking with worry; however, he is happy to make his way in the world as the feral hunter he thinks he was born to be. But Iowa storms are even more fierce, and Rocky is smart, smart enough to know he needs food, shelter, and a soft pillow. So he returns to my home and embraces my willingness to softly scratch his head.
back from his journey
the feline Odysseus
cause to celebrate
Haha! A wonderful testament!
Smart cat to come in from the Iowa chill!
What a wonderful little cat… he looks so cute, and I think he was happy for his little adventure, but happier still for coming back.
Oh how I love your story. Happy that Rocky chose to return to love and safety. Definitely cause for celebration. What a cute picture of him 🙂
What a relief that he made it back, Teresa! That must have been the greatest gift 🙂
You wrote this in such a cute way, Teresa!
A great Haibun. You have a beautiful cat! Glad he is safe. We had a house cat for many years. On occasion he would get out the door, but the outdoors was so foreign to him that he wanted back in right away! Well Done!