Small Celebrations – Old Love

Today I am sitting in my usual seat, looking up the hill after a rainy night. The soil is no doubt soft enough that I can dig up that big Norway Maple in my front yard.  the one that keeps dropping leaves in autumn. 

17 year old BJ on the right

I can reach my teacup, but it is a stretch.  There is a sort of roadblock between me and its brown, hot goodness.

In this photo, large, black, with a face full of white whiskers, he is on the right.  I’m celebrating old love because BJ (‘Black Jack’, a Bombay) will be turning 17 years old on Wednesday.

Dawn love is silver,
Wait for the west.
Old love is gold love –
Old love is best

lifting a cup of tea this morning for old BJ

(Note: Frida, beside him, is nine years old…)

15 comments on “Small Celebrations – Old Love

  1. I lift my cup of coffee with you. I have any old lady that turned 19 this month and still looks great. My cat doesn't show her age, unlike me. Have a nice weekend.

  2. Inge H. Borg says:

    Acknowledging old loves is wonderful; especially if they have stuck around (the furry four-legged ones usually do…). You just made me turn around and give my two a pat–just for being there.

  3. S.K. Anthony says:

    ::Cheers:: lifting my cup of coffee for old BJ!Cute poem 😉

  4. Sweet kitty! Cheers to her!!

  5. Lara Lacombe says:

    Awww…. I have a 15 year old kitty at home. She gets feistier with each passing year. 🙂

  6. Nice scene of relaxing before a bout of hard work. It seems as if BJ may be getting wise in his old age. 🙂 Writer’s Mark

  7. How appropriate that you wrote about “old love” on my 44th anniversary. HA! (Um, actually, I was a mere zygote when we got hitched.)

  8. Diana Wilder says:

    An oldster of a pet is a tribute to the owner's care. Scrumble your old darling for me!

  9. Diana Wilder says:

    …and thank you for coming by with your charming pair!

  10. Diana Wilder says:

    Thank you for coming by – and if you happen to take cream in your coffee and, somehow, manage to spill some, he will be your fan for life!

  11. Diana Wilder says:

    That kitty loves children. No matter how rowdy or naughty, Children = delight, which = purrs!

  12. Diana Wilder says:

    Oldtimers of any species are delightful. I hope you have her for many years more.

  13. Diana Wilder says:

    There's a quote from Jerome K Jerome (Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of The Dog) that BJ endorses:'Work fascinates me. I can watch it forever.”

  14. Diana Wilder says:

    I was going to ask how you managed to circumvent the laws forbidding marriage for babies. (…and may you enjoy many more years in health and increasing happiness!)

  15. VikLit says:

    They are gorgeous!

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