First, I am SO thrilled to see that My Darling Spittikins chose to post my award-winning poem to him on his blog. I have made some slight corrections and format from the original, on advice from others to also post here:
TO MY DEAREST LOVE, SPITTIKINS –
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
I love thee as I love my meals, warm and soft.
I love thee as I love my rattelly toys, noisey and whapable.
I love thee as I love a warm pillow soft and quiet.
I love thee as I love Birdie TV and Fishie TV and Skwerl TV.
I love thee as My Protector In the Halloween Adventure.
I love thee as dearly as the deer love to graze on the hostas and azaleas in the front yard.
I love thee as I love My meal, My litterbox when it is clean, and the warm waterbed.
I love thee as I love the birdies that hit our deck door and wait for me to get out there.
And I love thee Furs of deepest Black, Shining eyes, Claws of sharpness, and deepest mancat mystery…
In my thoughts and in my dreams Thee constant comes; and in between I dream of thee.
In fact, and I’ll say this my King I even did this TWICE.
Cuz the first version got deleted when TBT furgot to save, and that wasn’t very nice!
Second, I want to thank Spittikins for The Lovely Email Card he also sent. It was quite amazing! As each letter of "Valentine" appeared at the top, a flower starting with the same letter was added to a bouquet below. And the bouquet ended up shaped like a HEART! I was positively fainty by the end. And then there was a message that followed that I will keep to myself. Spitty is SO romantic.
Third, I want to show some pictures of Dearest Spittikins and me over the years...
This is a picture of us hot-air ballooning over Washington DC on one visit. Well, before the balloon was attached. The photogragher said he couldn't very well take anny pictures when we were up.