I'm Done!! August BJP Finished!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I've finished the whole year! I'm very excited about this. One of my bad habits is that I'm an awful procrastinator. Now admittedly I've finished a little late but I did the whole year and I'm very proud of myself. I've really enjoyed doing the bead projects and am excited about participating next year. Anyway on to August!

I have two cats, Pippin & Mellifera. Pippin was named by me for Peregrin Took from The Lord of the Rings. Mellifera was named by my daughter Jill and her name means bearing honey. They are littermates born on August 22, 2004 and they came to live with me in October 2004. I somehow have become very attached to these cats and just can't imagine my life without them. Since they were born in August, this month's heart and poem are dedicated to them. Actually it isn't strictly a poem but it fit better for cats than any of the poems about cats that I found. They can seem so domesticated and tame and then they'll do something & you realize they are still wild animals at heart. Yet they stay with us and allow us the pleasure of their company. Pretty amazing I think!

August's "poem" is from The Cat Who Walked By Himself by Rudyard Kipling:

"He will kill mice, and he will be kind to babies when he is in the house, just as long as they do not pull his tail too hard. But when he has done that, and between times, and when the moon gets up and night comes, he is the Cat that walks by himself, and all places are alike to him. Then he goes out to the Wet Wild Woods or up the Wet Wild Trees or on the Wet Wild Roofs, waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone."

Here's a picture of my cats: Pippin is the top one, mostly black and Mellifera on the bottom, mostly white.


Hélène H said...

Lovely piece. You captured the grace of your cats beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Our kitties are very special to us, and it shows in your lovely beaded piece. Thank you for the photos -- Pippin and Mellifera look so peaceful.

Carol said...

So glad you were able to finish 12 pages. Your furry friends are certainly beautiful. Funny how they can own your heart.

Hope you are in on the 2010 BJP.

beadbabe49 said...

Lovely finish and your two kitties are darling! One of my favorite quotes is by jean cocteau..."I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul".

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Robin said...

"But still, he is the cat who walked by his wild lone and all places are alike to him." Yes, I love this cat story (and all of the RK's Just So Stories)! How perfect to use this as inspiration and a way to celebrate Pippin's and Millifera's birthday! What sweet, adorable kitties... beautiful photos of them and wonderful BJP page! Congrats on finishing the year... I'm proud of you too!

robin michelle said...

Helene: Thanks! Grace describes it perfectly, they are amazingly graceful animals.

Barbara: Thank you, I just had to add the pictures of them!

Carol: I'm definitely in for 2010 & very excited!

Beadbabe: I like that quote. It's really true and their presence is what makes it home for me.

Robin: Thank you! I love all the Just So stories also!

KV said...

Love your cats -- don't know what our life would be like without ours either.

Beautiful page, Robin!

Kathy V in NM

robin michelle said...

Thanks Kathy!

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