Alex adopted me a number of years ago. He actually belonged to the neighbor on the east side of me, yet spent hours hanging
out with his kitty friends that lived with my neighbors to the west. He traveled through my yard going back and forth between
home and friends.

At that time I had been laid off at work and was spending more time in my home office and patio area. Alex began spending more and more time on one of my Adirondack chairs, during which we had great conversations. He is very vocal and expressive. He also started to follow me into the house. He was unbelievably well mannered. I set out a water bowl for him. I was also rather allergic to him.

An allergy prescription and a year later, I set out a food bowl. I still cannot keep Alex in the house overnight (swollen yucky eyes and congestion issues). Yet he knows that he is welcome to join his kitty friends next door in a comfy kitty igloo in the kitties’ house. It’s a perfect arrangement.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


What is a best friend?

Is she always there for you?
Does she laugh and cry with you?
Does she comfort you in tough times?
Does she stand by you during adversity?


Does she abandon you?
Does she betray and fail you?

I don’t know what a best friend is
Because I thought I had one
I loved her as a precious sister.

But it turns out,
She uses silence to communicate
that I have no value to her,
She has erased me from her life.

So tell me,
Is this what a“ best  friend" does?
Because if it is
I would rather not have one….

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