Thursday, 30 April 2020

Toffee Is A Zen Master


"Toffee is very zen, isn't she?" said the old woman to the old man as I lay contentedly between them with my head in her lap.

"What the hell does that mean?" he asked. I was wondering that too. If it's nothing to do with prawns, I'm not interested.

She flustered a bit. "It's when, you know, when people - well, and cats - are, you know, like zenlike."

"Clear as mud," he replied.

She proceeded to look up the definition on the internet. "It says here it's a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition rather than ritual worship or study of scriptures," she said triumphantly.

"Still clear as mud," said the old man. "But she certainly 'meditates' a lot if you can call sleeping meditating." He laughed as if he'd said something funny. He hadn't.

I leapt up and raced full pelt to the kitchen, skidding to a halt beside my food bowl. I meowed very loudly to draw attention to the fact that I was in imminent danger of starving to death.

I could hear the old man laughing and then saying, "She's not very zen now, is she?" The old woman sighed loudly as she strode into the kitchen to remedy the error of an empty bowl.


My blog That's Purrfect is also in the A to Z Challenge. Read it here www.thatspurrfect.co.uk


*     *     *     *     *     *    *
Well, I've finally done it. I have written my no-holds-barred exposé of my life. Prepare to be AMAZED, prepare to be SHOCKED, prepare to be ENTHRALLED. Left is the paperback, right is the Kindle version.



            
You can follow me on Facebook,  talk to me on Twitter, and idolise me on Instagram

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on completing the challenge (twice!, I might add). And the book reviews are well deserved. ~hugs~ I have to say that there is nothing more 'zen' than watching a cat do just about anything. Heh...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Darla. I must admit the old woman helped - marginally! Ha-ha.

      Delete
  2. Oh hahahah sounds just like our Lucy....off to the food bowl and yelling (yowling )...congrats on your A-z posts! Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kathe. Congrats on your posts too - the old woman loves them although personally I'm not that thrilled by birds!

      Delete
  3. Congrats on completing The A-Z Challenge! You deserve 26 prawns. XO

    ReplyDelete
  4. I deserve a lifetime's supplu of prawns! Congrats to you too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Aww. Such an adorable kitty. Congratulations on reaching z.

    I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, the old man and old woman are social distancing, which isn't difficult as no one wants to go near them at the best of times. I'm glad they are both well though. I need them to feed me at regular intervals.

      Delete
  6. Haha, another fun story of Toffee's life with un-understanding hoomans ;)) I enjoyed a lot reading your posts, and love the cat point of view ;)
    Happy nap, and take care.
    Z is for Zakka

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Frederique. The old woman loved your quilting posts and says she may try quilting herself - God help us.

      Delete