Sunday, February 22, 2009

The pride of my heart.

Today we all went round to see how Mr Griffiths was getting on now that he is home. She worries that he will not be able to cope.
"How are you," She said.
He smiled.
"Fine, and all the better for seeing him," he answered. " I missed him. He is the pride of my heart."
And we thought, what a beautiful thing to say about a cat. And Nadolig sat on the doorstep, round with food, and he smiled to his secret and magical self.
The cat that knew just when to come home.

19 comments:

quiltcat said...

Yes, what a lovely and lyrical thing to say about a cat! The secret message that you sent to Nadolig through the stones quite clearly reached him and he knew when to come home. On a more practical level, is there some sort of home help that will look in on Mr Griffiths regularly?

Marjorie Dawson said...

Good lad Nadolig! What a cat to warm Mr riffith's heart.

Morning's Minion said...

"The pride of my heart." Such a simple and quietly eloquent phrase. Not boastful--something or someone dear.

judy in ky said...

What a wonderful relationship. God bless Mr. Griffiths and Nadolig. Their story touches my heart.

meemsnyc said...

That is great that you all were able to visit Mr. Griffiths.

Sharon said...

I wonder if Mr. Griffiths would let you do a book about him and Nadolig??? Just that paragraph alone is a beautiful start.
Thank you Mr. Griffiths and Nadolig.

Estorbo said...

I yam glad Nadoleeg ees roun' weeth food. His porreen' weell maghe Meester Greefeeths happy.

rusty, geiger and sporran said...

We, too, are pleased that all is as it should be.

June said...

Heart-to-heart devotion. A mystical relationship and a beautifully related story...

The Tower Hill Mob said...

And THAT, dear friends, is why the Welsh are the true bards. All us other Celts are poor imitations...

Ikaika said...

Thank you for sharing the continuing story of Mr. Griffiths and Nadolig. Magic stirs in the air that you breathe in your wonderful corner of the world...

luanne said...

what a lovely story... this amazing bond between a dear old man and his cat, and how they found their way home to each other again, guided invisibly by love.

and with a little help from their special friends.

please keep an eye on them for us! sending continued best wishes to all.

Griffin said...

Too right... well Nadolig the Magnificent is a cat to be proud of. As of course, all cats are.

Indeed, the pride of my heart. As Mr Griffiths is to Nadolig methinks.

ChrisJ said...

Glad Mr. Griffiths is enjoying being at home with Nadolig. I can't imagine having a home without a cat or a dog.

Milo and Alfie said...

Oh we are so glad that Mr Grffiths and Nadolig have each other. It is a wonderful partnership.

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

i have just found your blog....
you, your three gingers,and your beautiful country side makes my soul clap its hands and sing
i am glad your neighbor is home
many thanks for sharing the quiet simpicity of your little corner of the world
many thanks
tabby :)

Anonymous said...

That is such a lovely quote, pride of my heart.How very very lovely.Such a sweet comment.Best wishes from Canada

Maggie Marsland said...

Of all the accolades so richly deserved by our beloved cats (and I heap many on mine, daily) Mr Griffith's "pride of my heart" must be the most touching and eloquent. Thanks, Jackie. As usual you manage to distill what really matters in your writing. Love Maggie x

Kitikata-san said...

Oh, I do hope Mr Griffiths is getting along better and better everyday! Many purrs for Mr Griffiths.