Tag Archive: cats


senryu – if your cat hisses = si ton chat hisse


senryu – if your cat hisses = si ton chat hisse






if your cat hisses
you think my question's silly? 
guess what? piss on you

si ton chat crache
comment ? ma question est bête ?
je pisse sur toi

Richard Vallance

© by/ par Richard Vallance 2020

photo of the Maine Coon public domain/ photo du Maine Coon domaine public





summer haiku d'été - her floral eden = son éden fleuri



her floral Eden
is now her forever home
the incarnate cat

son Éden fleuri
c'est son abri éternel
la chatte incarnée 

Richard Vallance

© by Richard Vallance 2020

photo public domain/ domaine public Pixabay


* Anyone who knows anything about cats knows exactly what “his or her forever home” means. If you don't know, you can always find out in a Google search. Thanks. 


winter haiku d’hiver – count on me = compte sur moi


winter haiku d'hiver – count on me = compte sur moi 




count on me your cat
to bat Christmas ornaments -
who me? innocent

compte sur moi ... ta chatte
casse les ornements de Noël -
qui moi ? innocente 

Richard Vallance

photo © by/ par Richard Vallance... of my 2 year old Tuxedo cat, Silhouette, such a pretty little girl/ de ma chatte Tuxedo, Silhouette, quelle jolie jeune fille !


summer haiku d'été - see the cat sashay =  voilà le chat





how the cat flounces
over the cumulus cloud -
she'll never fall through

voilà le chat
qui bondit sur le nuage -
elle en chute ? jamais

Richard Vallance

photo public domainI believe cats to be spirits come to earth.  A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” (Jules Verne 1850-1905)

" Je crois que les chats sont des esprits venus sur terre. Le chat, j'en suis convaincu, pourrait marcher sur un nuage. " ( Jules Verne 1850-1905 )

summer haiku – a surfeit of kits = mais quel bouquet


summer haiku – a surfeit of kits = mais quel bouquet





a surfeit of kits?
skunks as cute as buttons –
subtle perfume

mais quel bouquet !
ces mouffettes si mignonnes –
parfum subtil

Richard Vallance

photo public domain

The following terms apply to skunks: “surfeit” is a group of skunks; “kits” or kittens are the babies.






senryu – Buddha replies zen = Bouddha répond, zen


senryu – Buddha replies zen = Bouddha répond, zen  





Buddha replies, zen
is forever now alone
in the cat's eyes

Bouddha répond, zen
est le présent éternel
seul aux yeux du chat

Richard Vallance

photo public domainThe smallest feline is a masterpiece”.Le chat est un chef-d'oeuvre”.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)


autumn haiku d’automne – follow me = me suis-tu


autumn haiku d'automne – follow me = me suis-tu




follow me on my moon paws sexy stray

me suis-tu sur mes pattes lunaires chat errant sexy ?

Richard Vallance

photo public domain

senryu – kitty TV = télé pour le chat = TV del gatto


senryu – kitty TV = télé pour le chat = TV del gatto




kitty TV
the living room window –
bird-brain
 
télé pour le chat  
la fenêtre du salon –
tête de linotte

TV del gatto
nella finestra –
gatto sciocco

Richard Vallance
  

senryu – I groom you = je te lèche = ti lecco


senryu – I groom you = je te lèche = ti lecco





I groom you
you groom me ...
we're wee kitties... see!

je te lèche 
tu me lèches ...
nous, petits chatons !

ti lecco
mi lecchi ... si
siamo cuccioli! 

Richard Vallance

photo public domain

summer haiku d’été – blue Maine Coon = Maine Coon bleu


summer haiku d'été – blue Maine Coon = Maine Coon bleu




blue Maine Coon
before the blue picket fence – 
sea-green eyes

Maine Coon bleu
devant la palissade bleue –
yeux verts moirés

Richard Vallance

photo public domain

senryu – Silhouette


senryu – Silhouette

Silhouette
God's Tuxedo miracle –
boy she knows it!




Silhouette
le miracle Tuxedo de Dieu – 
et elle le sait !

Richard Vallance

photo © by/ par Richard Vallance 2019

  

senryu – Tuxedo cat = chat Tuxedo


senryu – Tuxedo cat = chat Tuxedo

Tuxedo cat 
so fluffy
achoo! 




chat Tuxedo
au poil si soyeux
achoo !

Richard Vallance


senryu – green-eyed Maine Coon = Maine Coon aux yeux verts

green-eyed Maine Coon,
you wee fluffer angel
coddled in my arms




Maine Coon aux yeux verts,
petit un ange doux
couvé dans mes mains

Richard Vallance

senryu – every cat = tout les chats


senryu – every cat = tout les chats

every cat
has his day... and *
catches today 



tous les chats
ont leur jour... et 
attrapent aujourd’hui

Richard Vallance

* Usually, ending a line with a conjunction is a bad idea in a haiku, but I think it works here with the pause preceding, giving pause for thought. Please advise. 

International Cat Day, August 8 = le Jour international des chats, le 8 août 


Happy Birthday, Silhouette, my sweet Tuxedo cat, age 2, July 29 2019!













spring haiku – HRH Argentée = SAR Argentée


spring haiku – HRH Argentée = SAR Argentée

HRH Argentée
on her forest path  –
queen of trilliums




SAR Argentée
sur son sentier forestier  –
la reine des trilles

Richard Vallance

HRH Argentée, my gorgeous Maine Coon mix, died on March 14 2019, just one month short of her 16th. birthday. She walked on a leash all over Ottawa and the Gatineaux Hills some 1,200 times in her life. Her ashes box is inscribed, Libre Esprit (Free Spirit). I miss her terribly!

SAR Argentée, ma Maine Coon mixte super belle, est morte le 14 mars 2019, seulement un mois avant son 16ìeme anniversaire. Elle marchait au moins 1.200 fois à la laisse pendant se vie à Ottawa et parmi les Collines du Gatineax. Sa boîte funéraire est inscrite, Libre Esprit. Elle me manque tellement. 

senryu – I’m bent out of shape = je suis hors moi


senryu – I’m bent out of shape = je suis hors moi

I’m bent out of shape
by all your stupid barking!
who needs dogs?




je suis hors moi
à cause de vos aboiements bêtes !
à bas les chiens !

Richard Vallance

senryu – all agog = tous en émoi


senryu – all agog = tous en émoi

all agog 
kitties in love
all freaked out




tous en émoi
l’amour des chats 
tous flippés

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – my Tuxedo cat = mon chat Tuxedo

my Tuxedo cat,
fur fluttering in the wind –
easy breezy boy

Tuxedo colours

mon chat Tuxedo,
son poil flottant au vent –
garçon débonnaire

Richard Vallance


Fabulous cat blog, KATZENWORLD! You have to check it out! Click on the logo to visit:


Katzenworld

Oliver & Nubia

Gwennie

The last two photos below are of my own Tuxedo cat, Silhouette and my stuffed Tuxedo cat, Alouette, who as you can see are the girlfriends of Oliver and Nubia!

Silhouette

Alouette

Enjoy!

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