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I am a full-time mama with a passion for writing and talking to fascinating people. I live in a one horse town with a Cowboy and my son. Thank Lord for cyberspace! I lived a colourful life in Sydney for a number of years. Working in advertising and journalism for FPC and the Sydney Morning Herald. During my time in Sydney I competed in a Dragon Boat race, choreographed a dragshow, used the Share Accomodation advertisements as a way to meet men and was told by Noiseworks frontrunner Jon Stevens that I was a bitch! Then came the decision to move back to country for 3 months to help out my Father with newspaper business while he was having treatment. Convinced I was a city girl I was caught by surprise when I fell in love with a farmer (and no, he didn't want a wife... still doesn't it seems!) convinced him that we needed to see the world, popped off to Vietnam to teach english in Saigon - before realising that the "food" in Nam didn't agree with me... turned out to be Monte - my son who is now with the Cowboy and I back in country NSW! I am in a wonderful stage of my life where I am focusing on the things that really make me tick. Including writing these chronicles.

Monday, November 2, 2009

An ode to my cat

An ode to the Princess

She chose me as her Mama
i took her home and loved her
I thought she was a boy cat
and called her boy george

She turned out to be a she
not a drag queen afterall
I loved her regardless
of her gender

She jumped up on my legs just like a dog
she liked to sleep on my head
she wanted cuddles
wasn't aloof like cats can be
when I meditated she joined in with me

When I had Monte
she got a little grumpy
stand-offish - and the cuddles started depleting

I loved her all the same
and wished I had more time to spare
to cuddle her and let her sleep on my head
But I couldn't

She disappeared one day
the last I saw was when I drove out of the driveway
and I swear she looked at me with a look that pierced through my soul
the way she glared at me in the car
when I left that day
haunts me.

It was as if she knew that it was the last time she would see me

If only I knew that
I would have cuddled my cat
gave her my head to nuzzle
her disappearance is a puzzle
I love my little cat
I really hope she knew that.


  1. Oh, we have a ginger cat too. Thought it was a boy, think it's a girl...no idea really. Adopted us during a thunderstorm and never left. Never pooped inside, likes to sleep on clean laundry.

    After 4 years still known as 'cat'.

  2. :(
    I'm sure she knows you loved her Sharni!
    I hope she comes home soon with stories of wonderful adventures.. maybe she is like the garden gnome, and soon you'll start getting photos of her in exotic places all over the country!

  3. She looks like our cat number 3, who unquestionably is a boy (or was before the trip to the cutter.) I'm so sorry she's not with you any more.

    Look at me! I'm commenting when I should be writing a blog post!


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