luv duz not lyk voysez – gest post bi laska th luv kity

by Craig on June 15, 2011

beefore, meni tymz ago I yuzed tu go owtside
sumtimz I wud see thingz and run
then I wud not no ware wuz home
I wuz not hapi
but kreg findz me allwayz

then I got sik

I almost dide
I du not lyk dide
dide duz not fele gud
an I dident go owtside wen I wuz dide

but i did not no voysez until…

red thing!

red thing is skayree

furst tyme kreg puts them on me I run fast

rownd thing grabs nek and hurtz
hutz bad
I try to run frum rown thing that hurtz and red thing but hurtz more
I tel kreg it hurtz an he tayks me inside and takes off rownd thing

and puts red thing away

this hapenz tu more tyms
all timz I run fast from red thing and rownd thing ataks me on mi nek
and it hurtz moor

but heer iz thing
now I heer voysez
I want owtside but voysez sey rownd thing wil hurt me if I go
voysez sey evritime I go owt I wil have hurt nek

I m smart kat

I no now that red thing mayks round thing hurt laska wen he ruz fast
if I se red thing I hide
red thing duz not lyk laska
rownd thing is frendz with red thing
but iz not mene tu me unless red thing is heer

now when i tri tu go owtside voysez sey red thing is thayr

so i doent go owtside – i want to – but am skurd

sumtymz i m brave kat and step go owtside a litel
but voysez sey owtside wil make hurt fore nek
I doent want hurt fore nek

I run to dore and show kreg i want inside

kreg sez be brave but voysez get lowder

an voysez make skaree

i here them evriware

an i m skayrde


so i yel vey lowd – INSIDE! HURY! PLEZE!

I doen lyk the voysez
they tel me more thingz lyk
wen kreg gose out of dore he wil nevr cum bak
and wen fud is gon frum dish thayre is no more fud
I did not no voysez beefor but I du now

wen i tri to go owtside voysez skare me
they sey red thing wil be thayr
and it wil make rownd thing hurt nek
and lost wil be thayre
and lost is not toy but is like dide
and kreg wil nevr find me
and there wil be more dide
and voysez make me afrayd of owtside

I no owtside is nise
i have good memriez of owtside
like this wen voysez wer not thayr

and this tym wen i saw fast toy with bug flufy tale

but I want owstide
owtside is nise
now i m confuze

why voyses sey bad thingz?

kreg always is heer agen wen he gose out of dore
but voysez make me think he nevr is here agen

an I m bigr then red thing
but voysez say red thing wil mayk me dide

and kreg finds me always
but voysez say he nevr wil find me if I go owtside

I doent lyk voysez and I doen like round thing and I doent lyk red thing and I doent like dide and now I doent like owtside anymore

voysez r bad

i hayt voysez

I want tu hurt nec of voysez

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle June 15, 2011 at 8:04 am

I want tu hurt nec of voysez and mayk them dide. voysez thay allwayz li. thay neva say trueth


Craig June 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm

thaynk u michelle, i awlmost rote aftur th end that i wantid tu mayk th voysez dide tu – but i didnt want tu be meen God bles u michelle ^.^

pee es: ur laskish iz veree gud


Dawn June 15, 2011 at 8:39 am

The way this escalates and builds and one thing leads to another and then the pile is so heavy that it makes the good things unreachable…Laska, I am exhausted. I can’t imagine how tired you must be carrying this load every day. You put it on the screen so powerfully. I get it.

I want you to know that God is more powerful than the voysez. Listen to Him and you will be fearlessly outside in no time.

Love you, Cat,
Dawn and the Muttlies


Craig June 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

thaynk u dawn – i m a veree gud riter. the voysez r meen. u r rite – i must be veree brayv to handel them. maybee i wil be fereles sun – i wil tri – sey helo tu th mutlees ^.^ luv laska


Cora June 15, 2011 at 9:47 am

I’m with Dawn on this one. I’m exhausted, too. I just heaved a big heavy sigh at the end and thought, I want voysez dide, 2. I tried outside and the voices who wanted me “dide” were louder than the the voices that said good things. But I found out that the “dide” voices LIE! Big Time!
I have some advice for you, Laska — only believe the guy who fills your bowl, always comes back, always finds you, and takes care of you when you come close to “dide”, and really loves you. That is one voyse you can trust!


Craig June 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm

u shud kepe reeding kreg – h rites gud abowt voysez – he iz helping me. o an he sed tu rede depe intu skriptchur tuda tu becuz he rote it cuz uv wat u sed yesturday. an it sownds tru wen they lie – it iz hard not tu beleve them. I wil tri tu trust more th wun hu feedz mee, findz me, mayks mee not dide, thaynk u. luv laska ^.^


Christina June 15, 2011 at 11:28 am

Voysez are powerful, especially fearful ones. I hear you on that one. Trust the one who heals you. Great post:)


Craig June 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm

i wil tri tu trust more in the wun hu heeelz mee – but lyk u sed th voysez r big an i m only smawl luv kity. thank u – it iz a grate post – i m a veree gud riter. luv laska ^.^


tinuviel June 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

Amen to what the above commenters have already said. Poor Laska. Listen to your master. He loves you and does not want you hurt or dide.


Craig June 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm

thaynk u tinuviel i wil tri – u r rite tu sey “poor laska” it iz hard lyf!!! kreg iz nise – u r rite he wont let me dide. luv laska ^.^


Lisa notes... June 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I don’t like the red thing either, but trying to trust it more and more…

Cute post, Craig. We get it! Good job.


Craig June 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm

th red thing iz teribal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! an th voysez are meen!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it iz a veree kute post cuz i m a veree gud riter. thaynk u lisa notes… luv laska ^.^


Patti June 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm

This reminds me of the Good Shepherd who cares for his sheep. You are the good shepherd to Laska. When she is lost or scared or hears voysez, you are there to care for her. Laska did a great job writing this one!


Craig June 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm

how God does reflect his ways – in our ways. Just one of the many ways that he bends low so that we can understand him better. and try not to complement Laska too much – he’s already asking for more screen time :-) God bless you Patti.


bluecottonmemory June 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

LOL! I have a scardy cat, too – but I never tried to put a leash on her. I tell the boys to wait, let her come to you – and then she will always seek you out. But they grab, fling her over their shoulders, wrap her around their necks and she hides from them. But, in the quiet of the day, I call to her – and she comes, jumps up beside me or tries to climb on top of my computer – and she spends time, purring, content, peaceful not scared. God is like that. He gently calls to us – building that trust, until we leap to spend time with Him!

Laska made her point beautifully!!!


Craig June 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

hey! I learned that little trick from an old girlfriend – I still use it to this day – except it’s not ducs it’s puppies and it goes like this


thank you Maryleigh – it made me smile – I heart that thing – don’t know what to call it – but I heart it!

and you are so right – trust is built over time – and God takes that time so that we can build trust in him. Laska posted this to aid me in my series on defeating the negative voices that hold us back. But please keep the compliments to the love kitty at a minimum – he may be a little scared right now – but he is already consulting a kitty lawyer because his work here is for free and he has heard of “Kitty” labor laws. He’s a smart one that cat. God bless you Maryleigh


Debra June 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Laska, fear not fraidy cat. You are deeply luved. The birds are angels singing God’s praise, and you are like the rest of us who are seeking to climb upward toward higher ground. And the voices? Learn to toon out the bad voices and listen to your master’s voice only. Remember this: he will NEVER leave or forsake you. He will supply all your needs. And even those crazy birds or squirrels outside, he feeds them too. There will always be food in your bowl and fresh water. Fear, not fraidly cat. Purr – fect luv will cast out all your fear, you dear be-luv-ed Laska. Don’t forget!


Craig June 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm

i thinc that wuz veree nise – it mayks mee fele beter jus reeding th wurds. i wil tri to lisen kloser for the betr voyces – but th bad voysez r lowd. thaynk u debra – u r nise. luv, laska the love kitty ^.^

pee es kreg heres voysez too – i wil tel him wat u sed – it wil mayk him smyl tu ^.^


Mama Zen June 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm

This is wonderful! I read this to my daughter, and she enjoyed it, too.


Craig June 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

thank you, just thank you. If a heart can smile – mine is smiling right now. God bless you and all of yours.


Amy June 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Just wonderful Craig. What a poignant way to explain such a difficult fear. And one we all experience at one time or another. Give Laska a hug from me and my Chloe-cat, who is afraid now that her Madison-dog is gone. She walks around and around and cries for me and just wants to know that I’m not going anywhere either. Sigh. Life can be hard. Especially when you have to explain the whys that you don’t know to a cat. Thanks for sharing Laska’s wisdom. Blessings –


Craig June 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Amy, thank you as always. It still makes me a little sad that you lost your Madison. And obviously Chloe knows where the love comes from. I’m deciding to let love lead me in battle against the negative voices that hold us back – and this story from Laska’s life yields some hints to help in the battle. Again, thank you Amy – and God bless and keep you.


Debbie June 15, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Laska is so smart. He knows about things like voices that lie, things that hurt and things that don’t hurt . . .and what and who is nice. I think he will be outside again. As soon as those voices die off! God bless you Craig (this had to be hard to write!) and give Laska a scratch under the neck for me!


Craig June 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Ahhhh – but fpoor Laska doesn’t know that the voices lie – and even though he does know who’s nice – the voices still overrule that. And the whole thing is – by way of analogy – me – and maybe not only me. We know who fills the food dish, we know HE is there when hes “out the door”, we know the negative voices are only echoes – but still we let them get us and prevent us from going “outside”. I have to remember – we have to remember – that like Laska has me to help him beat back the negative voices – I and we have HIM to help us beat back ours. God bless you Deb.


Connie@raise your eyes June 16, 2011 at 12:27 am

Wow, this was very well written, Laska! I’m impressed and think you should ask Craig to buy you special treats since you’re obviously a very smart cat…don’t worry about the scaredy stuff…we all have issues:)


Craig June 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm

i m smart – an i m gud riter – kreg is riting abowt a luv war agaenst th negativ voysez – s i helpd bi riting this. thaynk u fore beeng nise.

laska th luv kitty ^.^


Cora June 16, 2011 at 8:35 am

Craig, have you thought about getting a harness type of collar? These do not pull at the neck at all, instead, the leash is attached on the back of the cat and pulls there — at the place you would normally pick up a cat. Here is a link with a little video:


Craig June 16, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I have thought about that Cora – and I’m also thinking it might not be the way the collar hurt his neck when he ran – and ran out of rope. The fear came as I was putting it on him – even a little before – that’s why he ran in panic. I’m thinking now that the fear might come from when he was captured – since he was a rescue Kitty. I’ve seen that little lasso tool that people use to capture stray cats in difficult places. I’ve seen them dragged around – and although, yes, they are doing a good thing – that might be at the root of his “negative voices”. I sense some blog fodder in that. :-) God bless you Cora – and thank you for caring about the love kitty.


Dawn June 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

Gee, Cora, for $3.99 we could all get one and get free shipping, too! Love it!

I use this type on the muttlies. It does save their necks.



Grace Walker June 16, 2011 at 9:46 am

Poor kitty. Tell Craig to get you a harness (shoulder guide) instead of a neck collar. Then get him to take you out for a nice little time.


Craig June 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I have thought about that Grace – he’s afraid of those too. I’m also thinking it might not be the way the collar hurt his neck when he ran – and ran out of rope. The fear came as I was putting it on him – even a little before – that’s why he ran in panic. I’m thinking now that the fear might come from when he was captured – since he was a rescue Kitty. I’ve seen that little lasso tool that people use to capture stray cats in difficult places. I’ve seen them dragged around – and although, yes, they are doing a good thing – that might be at the root of his “negative voices”. I sense some blog fodder in that. :-) God bless you Grace – and thank you for caring about the love kitty.


A. June 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

Bee veri KWIET about thos kollrz….shhhh….i no sum peepl hu theenk wimminz shud ware them an thare huzbinz or uther leeder menz shud hold thu handl end!!! that maks me feel dide just tu theenk of it.

Laska, I like the way you use dide to describe things, and yes, you are a very good writer. I told Craig there might be an honorary doctorate in your future. He can tell you all about what that means. One thing it often means is a funny-looking hat-yes-but with a really awesome cat toy hanging from it-have you ever played with a tassel? It is worth all the work of earning the doctorate just to get the tassel toy. Sometimes they hang tassel toys around your neck and I know you can imagine how much fun THAT is! Chasing never was better!

I mostly always feel dide when I am at home but when I get to run away from home for a while and drive to other places, the dide starts to go away. I was told once that I have ‘situational’ dide. I have to figure out how to not have dide where I live in my house. I am working on that. I just got to go away for four days- by myself-lots and lots of driving-and the dide was mostly gone the whole four days. I was so glad. Now I am home and the dide is back-sitting on my chest and it feels very heavy a lot. I wonder how big dide is. I can’t see dide so I don’t know. I know voycez are somehow a part of my dide.

And Laska, somehow this dide can sometimes tie in with ‘without a vizhun the people perish). If you have any ideeuz about how to get vizhun, Laska, when it is gone, that would be a helpful post, too, and it would count towards your tassel toy down the road. Thanks, Laska, and you really do rool!


Dawn June 16, 2011 at 2:54 pm


I think A. is back and she is rested. I think we had all better get our thinking caps out. I can’t remember where I put mine. I need one of those clapper things to attach to it so I can find it. I wonder if a clapper thing could help A. find vizhun?



A. June 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Dawn, I will take a clapper thing or any other thing that helps! (And I am not even sure what clapper things are so you know you don’t need to rush to find thinking caps! :)


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