Pink Sandpaper

Challenging to mask
Pink sandpaper emerges
Purring motor runs

Purring motor runs
Her coquettish demeanor
Challenging to mask


In reference to Pink Sandpaper:

Catching one of our cats’ tongues sticking out like this is rare.  However, we have learned it is a sign of contentment. 

If you have had your face licked by a “kitten” (cat) – you’ve had the first step to a great facial  … exfoliation.  To me, their tiny tongues feel like sandpaper!!  I can tell you from first hand experience — this step of exfoliation helps diminish the signs of wrinkles!  😀


Image Credit

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012



About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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26 Responses to Pink Sandpaper

  1. So true, what a cute haiku about cats! 🙂


  2. zongrik says:

    i love the pink sandpaper

    ugly man mask


  3. : ) notmycat does it all the time – the contentment purrfect. : )


  4. granbee says:

    Perfect reporting on how our cats express their love for us. Having your eyelids sand-papered open at the first bird tweeter, pre-dawn, is SUCH a reminder of the feline’s devotion and insistence upon being served, thank you!


  5. 4joyjoanne says:

    Love both the photo and Haiku…..well done….


  6. Jamie Dedes says:

    Big smiles here. Love it. My kitty-fix for the day.


  7. A very creative and interesting haiku!


  8. Patti says:

    I love this. You have captured the essence of cat.


  9. kaykuala says:

    A pink tiger purring, it looks like. Great cascading haiku, Becca!



  10. Diana Teneva says:

    Your description is so beautiful that I immediately wished I had written that!!! Nicely done!


  11. Blue Flute says:

    First of all, I love sandpipers and have to give a thumbs up to anything with them in there 😉 Also, the transition and second haiku was very nicely done.


  12. A Walk In My Heart says:

    Interesting take on the prompt.


  13. Tarang Sinha says:

    It’s quite a unique take on the prompt! Nice:)


  14. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 A unique perspective on the theme. Enjoyed the visit.


  15. Purring my favorite thing to listen to my cat do.
    Love this ….


  16. Geraldine says:

    LOVE it! Mr. Cheddar gives this the paws up too. 😉


  17. tigerbrite says:

    I love the sandpaper tongue and purring motor. So true.


  18. artmusedog says:

    Wow! excellent haiku and photo is perfect ~ ‘coquettish demeanor’ ~ great ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^


  19. Grace says:

    challenging to mask…interesting thoughts on the prompt ~


  20. Wonderfully done Becca. I love this cascading form and I write a lot of my haiku in this form.


  21. ruchi jain says:

    challenging the mask, the flow of words is superb…


  22. Anu says:

    Wht a thought on MAsk .. deep thought


  23. You did a great job with those.


  24. Jaideep says:

    Very rich vocabulary and amazing talent to play with it, nice!


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