secret garden

By freespiral

The Fox & the Grape

The fox who longed for grapes, beholds with pain
The tempting clusters were too high to gain;
Grieved in his heart he forced a careless smile,
And cried, ‘They’re sharp and hardly worth my while.
Aphra Benn's quatrain on Aesop's Fable The Fox & the Grape. (1687)
Hence the phrase 'sour grapes' apparently!


How learned! Actually Fineen has a human to reach for her grapes and I have been dying to catch her eating some so I could have this title. See extra. In truth the fable was not the one expecting - I was thinking of the Fox & the Crow which is a different thing altogether. Still with me??


Anyway this is an entry for the CB challenge on animals and features Miss Foxiness herself, Fineen: grape lover, mischief maker, sock stealer, cat growler, silent prowler, leaf chaser, nosy blighter


Not exactly in focus (the white fur under her chin is) but you get the drift, and she moves fast! Yes, that is her bowl of cat crunchies behind her.

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