Thursday, April 03, 2008

old age is not for sissies


An elderly woman's elderly cat holds his place on the bed. Together they try to deal with the realities of getting old, sometimes successful, sometimes not.

This is an entry for Thursday's Challenge, Pets.


sugarcreekfarm said...

So poignant!

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh when I saw this picture. It echoes the scene in my bedroom right now almost exactly.
Thanks as always for all the great pics.

Mauimom said...

Dear Suzanne,

I just found this blog and have wandered back through the "archives." It's wonderful. Thank you so much.

BTW (and I hope you will take this as constructive criticism to make your work even better), when using "its" to designate possession [the barn has lost its side], you DON'T need an apostrophe. All the pronouns work this way: his, hers ours, theirs, its. They're "backwards" from nouns [Fred's, the farmer's, etc.].

"It's", on the other hand = "it is."

Sorry, I've never outgrown my past as an eighth grade English teacher.

But again, I love your work!!

Suzanne said...

OH Mauimom ...I NEED YOU!!!! My eight grade English teacher Mrs. Pritikin would be having a stroke that I didn't "get" the rule about possession, apostrophe's and such!! And I attending her Early English sessions! (She arrived early to hold sessions for anyone who was struggling with English. Bless her heart!)

Ok, I think I got it but honestly the apostrophe thing is my Waterloo. If I think about the way you explain it makes sense. I need to make a post and tack on my computer screen.

You would have not liked my original header because to make everything look neat I had it reading "The Farmers Wife". But eventually I knew that all the teachers and proofreaders were being jarred every time they looked at it and so it changed!

As far as constructive criticism goes, I'll take Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings attitude which was, "You can say whatever you want about my writing, but if you speak negatively about my cooking those will be fighting words!"

Thanks so much for visiting.

Willow said...

What a telling photo!

I worked hard in college to understand the correct grammar usages and now I can't help but see the mistakes. I'm glad you don't get offended. Most people do. Its and it's are easy ones to mix up and mauimom explained it just right.