Sunday, August 25, 2013



When the cat

doesn’t get

its way


it does

what none of

us have yet






goes back

to the



curls up

shuts up


Bob Arnold

"Br'er Rabbit" 
 photo © bob arnold

My first woods cat, Br'er Rabbit is, we believe, the great great and many more greatfathers to our present cat Kokomo, who has many of the Br'er mannerisms and comes from the same territory Br'er sired forty years ago. 
What comes around.


Conrad DiDiodato said...

There's great wisdom in cats: of course, if only we'd shut up long enough to see it.

Even the great Rilke stood awed before them, saying "Was man ever their contemporary?"

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

I carried, Conrad, Br'er's great great great and many times great grandson outdoors this morning on my journey of only 100 feet from the side door of the house to the outer studio to fetch a book — just that short distance, and I carried Kokomo as merely a morning companion for company and to give him some light and cool air to sniff — he extended his claws a half measure wanting to know what this was all about. Cats ask questions and they like answers.

all's well, Bob