And the Hunter Home From the Hill

After several prototypes, I’d finally perfected a motorized gizmo for feline entertainment. I found the broken offering by my pillow this morning and Smokey looked smug.

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26 words, for this week’s Shapeshifting 13 assignment (“feline”, “gizmo”).

(Personally, I prefer the word “widget.”)

The title is from Requiem, the poem on Robert Louis Stevenson’s headstone:

Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.    
This be the verse you ‘grave for me:
Here he lies where he long’d to be,
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

I thought it appropriate for both mouse-widget and kitteh.