She calls me Queenie and gives me her best

She’s never a meanie, demands I take rest.

But I look out the window,

And see sights high and low.  —-

A flittering “something’ catches my eye,

It might be what she calls a butterfly. —

What’s that? With a great big tail?

Climbing up the tree,

jumping – whee

What a sail!

That black thing’s a cat

M’Lady’s friend has one.

It always seems cranky

When I want to have fun.

There’s a sun in the sky,

And it’s hard on the eyes.

When it awakes, M’Lady says with a sigh,

“Sun’s up.  Gotta get some exercise.”

So she bought a “scratcher tree,”

put it there in the corner.

But I want to roam free,

Perhaps I should warn her.

When she opens the door so she can go out,

I’m stealing out of here.

I’ll do some scouting round about,

Gonna have some fun this year!


I’m asking myself if I will broaden my adventures this year.  If so, in what way?

Matthew 20:26:  “If you want to be great, you must be the servant of all.”  

I don’t think that is what Queenie has in mind, but I need to keep it in my mind.  😀


Image:  Getty Image

Written in response to a word “window” challenge by








About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. pranabaxom says:

    You are describing my Skooby.
    “What’s that? With a great big tail?” – that’s a squirrel for Skooby. Not sure where his break neck speeds comes from when he sees one but I have two broken screed doors to prove it ( that I have left unrepaired after a few futile try)😢

  2. V.J. Knutson says:

    Cute! A dog at a window – classic. You can just feel the heightened awareness. Thanks for joining in.

  3. maybe that means you’re to get your own Queenie 🙂

  4. Faye says:

    We love our little new addition but she would never be happy as an inside little dog peeping out the window. It reminds me of my recently written story about a cat and his escape and how he is mistaken for a TIGER by a tiny teddy bear. Oh the wonder of child like creative journeying. Thank you Oneta for both memories and inspiration shared. The link if anyone wants to look is and the Bear Collection…….the story is about Lionel the Lion Tamer. I believe that God indeed would encourage each one of us in 2019 to simply BE the person He has designed us to be and from that place BE MORE in 2019. Blessings to you.

  5. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    A beautiful clear window to look out from. A cutie pooch kkeely looking, but my oh my he has plan. Better watch the door.

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