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Kitty
1995-2009

She had fast, fleet feet
That carried her like a flash
Across the blades
Of wind-blown grass and oats.

She smiled with love
For the freedomís flight
Into outstretched arms
Awaiting her uninhibited appeal.

Love poured forth
From hearts of family
Eager to share
Their great sense of joy.

Kitty girl was
Their baby of love and joy.
She bore the strings
Of the hearts of all.

She possessed the spirit
So bright and gay
To which we all
Could only receive with bliss.

From puppy bouncing
About the room
To young pooch
Smacking of wet licks.

She graced our hearts
With endless glee.
With untiring adoration
She gifted us her soul.

As the autumn snuck
Through the back door
Of Timeís quiet embrace,
She parted this Life with sweetness.

We forever feel her presence
In our heart, mind and soul.
We eternally glance
At the memories of her fine gait.

She was our Princess Grace,
Our queenly crowning trace
Of untethered Love and Humility,
Spread across this grateful home.

We will miss
Our Princess,
Our Queen of Joy and Hope,
Our Lovely Lady dressed in paws and spotted coat.

 

 

Copyright © 2009  by  Roger C. Bull

 

About the Author

Roger Bull is a veteran sergeant with nine years experience in the Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office (metropolitan New Orleans). He attended three colleges: Southeastern Louisiana University (biology, chemistry and physics), Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Institute (advanced police studies), and Holy Cross College via a grant from the Jefferson Parish District Attorneys Office Law Enforcement Assistance Program (criminology, psychology, sociology). 

 

His extra-curricular activities included volunteer work as an Assistant Scoutmaster (Troop 196), Tiger Cub leader, Cubmaster (96 Cubscouts in Pack 796) and adult trainer for the Boy Scouts of America. He is an Eagle Scout. He was on several church committees including building committees. Roger carves Native American flutes and plays flute music. He enjoys reading, hiking, camping, fishing, genealogical research (over 29 years of research on the family of Ambrose Bull, circa 1750), astronomy and electronics tinkering.

 

His secondary occupation was computer programming and consulting. He constructed his first computer from chip level, two years before Wozniak and Jobs retailed the Apple IIe. He has operated his own computer consulting business, Bull Data, since 1980. He is the founder of the West Bank computer Users Group (WBUG) which had 125 members.

 

He is a moderator for the Fairhope Writers' Group in Fairhope, Alabama. Think Sonny Brewer and the Southern Writers Conference. Sonny promotes southern writers, especially those living in and around Fairhope, Alabama. Through Joe Formicello and Suzanne Hudson, in a program granted by the State of Alabama Writers' Guild, Roger and Karen attended a writers workshop at the University of South Alabama. Upon completion of the course, the attendees decided that the group should continue to meet weekly to assist each other in polishing their respective work.

 

His wife, Karen, writes murder mysteries with crime scenes occurring mostly in New Orleans and others along the Gulf of Mexico. Her first three books are part of a trilogy. Some of the characters exist in all of the stories of this trilogy; but each can be appreciated as stand-alone novels. She has two other books in mind that are independent of the trilogy and each other. The non-published titles of the first two books are, "Past Ties" and "The Red Shoe."

 

He has published a book of poetry, "Within The Heart And Soul," in 2007. The profits of which were donated to his church for rebuilding an adult education building that burned in a fire.

 

Roger is currently writing a terrorist mystery, tentatively titled "El Rey del Tiempo: Its Not What You Think." It is an ambitious novel with eight strong characters from various parts of the world. The power, greed and political madness of the world has brought this group together for some chilling and thrilling episodes.

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