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Velvet Thorn

Rookie (03/16/67 / New York City)

My New Baby

Two weeks old
Tiny but perfect
Small enough to be cradled
In a two-year-old's hands

On your four-year-old brother
Giant though he is
You nuzzle and play
For hours, he'll stay

Blind trust, a tiny nose
Searching me, your human mother
For nourishment
A little bottle of white liquid
You reach up and hold tightly
With miniature paws
Eyes closed, ears wiggling
Until you've had your fill
Then, as you curl up,
The quiet clicks of a satisfied purr
Miniscule ball of fur,
You captivate me.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 12, 2005

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Tears In Rain (10/14/2005 11:04:00 PM)

    Precious...for me this is the redemption of Gently Passing. I had recently been thinking of a Little Tiger I once knew who would also grasp the bottle as best he could and fervently suckle away, propped up on hind legs, tail all spitz and rigid. boing! What a sight!

    Thanks for sharing YOUR little miracle. (Report) Reply

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