Buckminster & Amber – 37


There’s something that’s been on my mind all week and after considerable thought I think I need to share it with you, but you’d better sit down. I mean like, this isn’t good.

Valerie has already expressed some concern about this and I’m sure some of my other followers are worried as well. It’s about Bucks, of course, and our time here in these Swedish house, which is a bit spacey I must admit.

But its not that bad. We had some excellent salmon for dinner last night and it’s nice not to hear those damn airplanes flying over the house night and day. We lived directly under the SeaTac Airport flight path in Seattle. I enjoy the peace and quiet, but Bucks seems to be more depressed every day.

Why don’t you start learning Swedish, I tell him. “I don’t do Swedish,” he answers. The truth is he hasn’t been doing much of anything . . . just mopes around and complains. He threatens to run away again, like he did in when we lived in the States. He was lucky to get back in one peice after that encounter with the killer coyote. (Buckminster & Amber – 18)

 Boots saved his tail that time, but there’s no Boot’s here.

Oh, here he comes, and I can see he’s in another one of his bad moods. I’d better stop for now.

More later,




About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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4 Responses to Buckminster & Amber – 37

  1. Marilyn says:

    This is my suggestion as a fellow person owned by a cat: When warmer weather arrives, have an indoor-outdoor cat enclosure built. You can research them on the net and see some great ones. They’re accessed from a window and allow the cat to have fresh air and be outside and still be safe. Bucks will love it and no more depression!

  2. I think Marilyn’s suggestion sounds great… bet Bucks would love it… My vet had one for her cats, with shrubs and plants and a small tree to climb… the cats loved it…
    Keep us posted…. Bucks matters …..

  3. catnipoflife says:

    The indoor-outdoor cat enclosure sounds like a cool idea! A screened in porch would be nice but then you would have to be every so careful or Bucks would scoot right out the screen door!

  4. Poor Bucks. So out of sorts in an unfamiliar place. Good thing he has Amber to keep him going 🙂

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