10.16.2010

A purrfect Halloween adventure awaits!

Come along now with me

And do not be afraid

Never minding the shadows of things that seem to be

Stay close and hold my paw

You’ve my promise -  I’ll protect you

With my ferocious nature and of course my claws.


We're off on an adventure

One of neither close-near nor forever-far...

Either neither way yet,

Time seems to pass so quickly

I see it in your brow – the worries and the fret.

With each later as the hour grows.


I know you cannot hear the trees

For the distance, it too has grown.

Walk with me now carefully, be of sure foot and paw,

through the dirt, dead flowers and old mossy stone.



You look a little pale

despite the golden fading light

so just a small suggestion if I might….

Keep you eyes looking straight ahead –

It’s truly better that way – you won’t think you see the dead.


I saw your imagination,

a child at the last stone.

It ran away from you and with it, left you dread.

For you thought you saw stranger things

than those in your home, thoughts safely tucked into your bed




Hush, no need to tell about them,

yes I’m sure some have big ears and wings

but I think it’s time I tell you….sadly, no one else these or those they see.

I think you're getting tired

and your eyes they play on you tricks.

I know it seems like days, on this path we go

but trust me, it’s really not so.

Yes, it is a very long and crooked little path,

set in the forest deep.

But see we arrived in less than one day’s time

Look up and see - the moon is still here and has not left to go sleep.



Come along still, our trip is not done

while we still seek the witch,

and though I do not see her, it does not mean there is n'vr one



For my catish-observation skills they serve me well

I am certain and tell to predict she didn’t go far.

Certainly she is still near.


For look past the door ajar

on a night like this even she would have taken a coat.

But there it still waits in the corner – take note.



Purrhaps, her familiar, Sir Black, is still here to attend.

On him for most matters, he too, you can depend.

Oh my whiskers, I failed and forgot

to tell you why we came this far, 


How could I not?!?!


Mr brofur, poor Crickett,


he has a need for snacks,  it all started when he was but a wee lad


and somewhere along the way...his middle began to sag.



And now the poor guy, the extra weight has made his legs shorter,


and his lower belly is starting to drag.


It’s something of a dust ruffle, yes I do suppose,


so look about and tell me if you see


any cures or spells to undo poor Crickett’s deeds.




Certainly he’s not the first and with this ailment of sorts


and so therefore mustn't there be a potion, a spell or purrhaps a charm


that can help my little buddy without doing him any harm


Oh look see, here comes Sir Black

with the secret Crickett-sag-drag-spell in his black paw pack.


Always so insightful, he knew before we arrived,




just what magic he did need


and strived


and succeeded


to completed


one drag-sag-dustruffle-reversal spell potion


to cause the dragging belly to disappear and be depleted!




A hundred thank you’s kind Sir Black for your assistance and expertise!

I’ll be back again soon

When I can stay for more than a bit.

And we’ll laugh and dance as happy little cats well into the wee hours of the moon



But tonight there is not time

For my friend – her bedtime draws very near

so here we are to leave

From the path whence we came.



To take a path, but not an exactly back path,


No need to visit something that might be waiting for our return


Back over and under there

Just common precautions, not at all applied scientific math.

I know for sure you are tired, I see it in your eyes

And though it seems a long way home,


We’ll be there faster than most time flies




You’ll have no explaining to do


of hours and days spirited away.


You see there are no worries, 





only four minutes did we spend.

Not a second more did we lose.

And there now is my dear friend Crickett, waiting for my return! 



Now some magic working I must do,

so run away quick,  and let your mind wander free.

For more magic and fun still awaits you

over there with Vanessa and her Matty – a rare and kind dogaroo! 

A special thanks to both of them, for hosting a purrfectly enchanting Halloween Event! And to you, for taking the time to stop by for an adventure! I hope you’ll stop by again – I so love adventures!


45 comments:

Linda said...

I am having a wounderful time at your party. thank you for sharing all your woundrous photos.
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Gracie's Cottage said...

Romeo/Shakespeare - your feline talents never cease to amaze me...Meowdos to you my friend!

Wendelou72 said...

A frightfully good time! Thank you.
Wende

http://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/

Lenora said...

Love the feline moon! Wonderful pictures! Great clocks!

- please do come on over to our graveyard / party The Graveyard
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/10/graveyard-halloween-party.html and feel free to add to our Shrine To Honour The Dead if you are so inclined! Blessings.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun Meow Halloween Party!

MarZel said...

Thank you for such a great party. Hope to see you at mine at

http://theplayoflightandshadow.blogspot.com/2010/10/welcome-to-happy-halloween-party-and.html

Lululiz said...

Romeo, you are my hero, swoooooon, so brave, so protective, a purrrfect knight in furry armour! With you by my side I was only the littlest bit scared. And beneath all that ferocious exterior purrrs the heart of a poet, sigh........

Sophia said...

I've made my way through the trees, keeping my eyes straight ahead as you suggested. Thankfully my sidekick, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, was with me on this trip. Many spooky things were lurking out there.

What a great party you have going on here...I'm off to mingle with your guests before we head back to the Manor to tend to my own.

Check out Harrington Manor Ball today.

Paper Pile Kitten said...

I adore the cats! I totally love that coat! :)
Please, stop my Halloween party if you haven't been yet:
http://www.paperpilekitten.com/2010/10/a-magic-halloween-party-enter-at-your-own-risk.html

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a Halloween tale! Enjoyed visiting your party!

Lindsey

Fair Rosamund said...

What a fabulous party!! Your kitty is so cute :) Thank you for having me over! ~Lauren

MarZel said...

Very fun!! Thanks for the party! Please come visit me at

http://theplayoflightandshadow.blogspot.com/2010/10/welcome-to-happy-halloween-party-and.html

Lisa Ladrido said...

Love your post and your kitty! I had a great time at your party!!

Your newest follower here from Vanessa's Halloween Party!~Lisa
Happy Halloween

Kelly Jeanette said...

What a lovely walk we went on. Thanks for the fun.
Do come and join me at my party at http://kellysalteredart.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-party-2010.html

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

OH I loved the photos and especially the one with the moon and the sillohette of your kittys face..your babies are boo-tiful!!!!..mmuuuwwaaahhhhh!!! have a great weekend:)

D.Suplicki said...

What a wonderful walk, thank you for the exercise, I certainly need it after all the treats I've had today! I loved your photos, especially of the cat in the moon.

Perhaps when you've recovered from your revelry, you'd like to stop by and visit with me?

Wendy said...

From one witchy cat to another I think your party was absolutely pawsitiviey purrrfect! The rhymes, the photos and of course we felines! Come over to our spot and we'll give you a candied mouse :)
http://www.yearcats.com

Susan said...

as a cat lady, I simply adored your little tale! magical post, thank you :)

Peace,
Susan

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http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OH! Such delicious photos, I am so in love with the dust ruffle belly, I can almost think of nothing else! I am enchanted by the soft purr of extra belly covered in fur ;) tee heee What LOVE!!

Thank you for sharing the magic! Seriously fab photos!

♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Janet Bernasconi said...

How creepy and fun! Love all the pictures. You did a wonderful job. I had a fun time visiting you.
Hugs,
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Shell said...

I enjoyed your purrfect Cat Halloween adventure! I do hope Crickett does find a way to get rid of some of his extra belly.

victorian parlor II said...

Romeo,

Thanks for the invite to the party-it is purrrty cool! Does Mr. Black have a cure for stupidity in dogs?

I enjoyed the party but it's time for my nap now.

Purrs and meows,

Kramer

DogsMom said...

You are so brave to take this on for your Brofur, and so smart for taking a different path on the return.

An enchanting time spent on the trail with you.

Kelly Jeanette said...

Thanks for coming by, Romeo. Seems I had many felines in attenance last night. I think Barnabas invited all his friends. At least you all made sure there was nothing left.

Have a purrfect week ahead.

Burlap Luxe said...

Romeo,
What a hauntingly beautiful party you have going on, thank you for the invite :)

Did I thank you and her for the visit you made to my daughters inspiration and her bithday at my place :)
I hope you enjoyed the catnip cake with plenty of cream on it, I made that special piece for you.

See you soon, now don't scare off to many who visit.
xoxo
Dore

Annabelle said...

Adore the cat moon! Just looove it! Can't you tell? Your graphics are truly beautiful and inspiring. Loved my visit here and the poem story as well.

Happy Halloween !

Grab your broom and fly on over to THE WOOD BEYOND THE WORLD

( thewoodbeyondtheworld.blogspot.com) for your chance to win three of my original art prints…only comment required.

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Annabelle said...

Oh and I completely forgot to ask:"Have you any of that Cricket-Sag-Drag-Spell Potion for Witches like myself....hehehe?


Happy Halloween !
Grab your broom and fly on over to

THE WOOD BEYOND THE WORLD

( thewoodbeyondtheworld.blogspot.com)

for your chance to win three of my original art prints…only comment required.

•*´¨*.•*´¨*~^..^~*Annabelle.•*´¨*.•* *

Aurelia said...

What a fabulous feline tale! You have some lovely pictures and I really enjoyed your party post :)

This is my first ever blog party but I've been having such a fun time!

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2010/10/something-witchy-this-way-comes.html

LYNDY WARD said...

Came by really early yesterday & I think your party link wasn't ready yet, glad I came back...

Your cats are beautiful! I have a house full of fur babies, come by & see my pretty kitties too...

This is sooooo much fun!!!
Fabulous blog & SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Party.
Please fly by for my giveaways...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

My Haunted Halloween Party Link:
http://bit.ly/dho880
TODAYSGOLD
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

Michelle Cummings said...

what a wonderful party!
I love your creations!

Hope you'll come visit mine and my post(s) for all of October!
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

Scrap Vamp said...

Your photos and your cat are simply magical! Thank you so much for sharing the festivities with me! OMGosh I had a great time! Thank you for inviting me to your party and I hope you will join me at mine!

~Celina
forevervampress@aol.com
http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

Did you write this!? Love it! You have to put a book together!!

When you have the opportunity please come over for a visit!
http://wood-wings.blogspot.com/2010/10/midnight-ride.html

Anthropomorphica said...

Oh I loved this Halloween adventure, poor Mr Brofur and his dust ruffles ;) Good job Sir Black's so intuitive!
I agree with Elizabeth, you have to write a book :)
Thank you for your marvellous comment on my party post!!

Lori said...

What a great story---walking through the forest with Romeo was quite an adventure! Also, thanks for stopping by A Scrapmoms Musings--glad you enjoyed my haunting tale.

oldgreymare said...

The chains rattle, the wolves and the wind howl, the coffins creak open and witches fly while I.... I,


am hiding under mama's bed.

You are brave kitties but no bravery have I.

Howie

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Romeo! Magical party post! Loved all the imagery you shared. The moon photo is fabulous! Happy Halloween! :)

Diane said...

Very spooky Halloween tale. Leave it to a cat to make it spooky so easily. Diane

Jo said...

Delightful post! I love the kitty silhouetted against the moon photo! Thanks so much for dropping by and for your kind well wishes! Happy Halloween & Pumpkin Blessings!

Róisín said...

Wow! What a wonderful, wonderful post! So sorry I missed it on the day of the party. I did my best to get around as many as I could but it was all a bit hectic. Well, I've found it now and your lovely blog. I love it here! I think you're going to become my substitute for George, my own wee furry friend who has been missing in action for a long time now. I'm starting to think she's never coming home :(

Well, thanks for sharing such a purrfectly spooky adventure with us. Hope you're having a lovely day!

Roisin x

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Thank you so very much for visiting my party! I see that this kitty had an absolutely purr-fect little adventure. Thank you so much for inviting me along to share the journey! Theresa

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

I do love a feline party host. Thanks for having me at your frightfully furry and fun party!

Lynette Killam said...

What a gloriously spooky party...I enjoyed it thoroughly! So kind of your feline friends to offer their services as hosts! Great fun was had by all, I'm sure...:)

Rustique Gal said...

Romeo, how you wax poetic! What a wonderful trip it was. Have a spooky halloween!
Hugs,
Sherry

Layla Morgan Wilde said...

Purrfectly spooktacular. Hope you visit our party. Blessed Samhain.

victorian parlor II said...

Hey Romeo,

Just checking in to see where you've been. Hoping all is well in your world:)!

Purrs and meows,

Kramer