Cameron’s Look of Love – Haibun
Longing for a warm cuddle
My heart is melting
Cameron is my neighbour Chrissi’s pet. I used to look after him and Mufti, the little Shih Tzu, who is now blind in one eye.
Cameron’s ears and eyes are peering through the fence. He’s whining and whimpering, ‘Come over here, hurry up!’ ‘I’m coming, I’m coming’, I keep repeating as I’m approaching to meet him. ‘Here I am, my little buddy! Hello, how are you?’ I put my two fingers through the chicken wire and try to pat his white, silky coat. Oh how we’d love this old fence to crumble down! We’d have fun like we used to.
Now the three of us old mates, Cameron, Mufti and I, are getting on a bit, but still kicking! Folk wisdom claims that you’re as old as you feel. It’s funny, inside I feel ageless. Except when I’m tired, then I feel as old as a hundred-year-old Moreton Bay fig tree. Another 21 years to get there, and I just might get there as both my mum and dad were centenarians when they passed on. A horrifying prospect, actually. Yet, I shouldn’t worry too much if I inherited Dad’s genes – he still practised medicine at 99!
Collect and note down
Precious moments of your spring
Solace in winter
© irina dimitric 2014
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I’m very distressed at the latest news. Cameron is in hospital with tick paralysis fighting for his life. Nasty ticks! They’re common in the Australian bush in summer, but this one attacked in Cameron’s own garden. Luckily, Mufti is okay. Please pray for sweet little Cameron. Thanks ~ Irina