July 13, 2017

Once Upon A Time

Hello Audience, it's Cloon's Human here...In addition to Clooney being my muse, he also purr-formed a very important role in the past year and a half when we were MIA on our blog.  Sit back, relax, have some popcorn and enjoy the poem below which tells the tail tale of what he and I were up to:

Once Upon A Time
in walked a client of mine.
A distinguished grey gent
mandatorily sent
to acquire some therapy.
It started out slow
he did say he would give it a go.
A fellow of few words
anxious around birds
awake and also in sleep.
In the spirit of Jung
did come
the exploration of dreams
of avian and movie star themes.

My client believed
he was famous indeed
an “A-lister” celebrity.
His freedom was hindered
he said he was hiding
from the public and paparazzi.
Adler’s assessment did show
as far as early recollections do go
abandonment memories.
But where we come from
is not as important
as where we are striving to be.
Understanding his subjective reality
was more than mere formality
for me.

I “spit in his soup”
throwing him for a loop
all in the name of
I decided then
to abandon
and focus
on listening instead.
He then shared his story
with much greater glory
empathy really did
go a long way.

He managed to state
he couldn’t wait
for the birds to fly south
for the winter.

I fleshed out a flash
and thought perhaps
we could experiment
with an encounter.
In the safety of the session
I got him to listen
to an idea of an imagined meeting
of him and a bird
noisily tweeting.
My client did say
he couldn’t keep his thoughts at bay
so the experiment did end. 
I then had an idea
of mindfulness being the way.
I suggested to him
what he could do
to deal with the stress of birds.
With acceptance and commitment
he did his homework
of distancing himself
from his thoughts.
He paid attention to breathing
and in time
behind self-defeating beliefs.

He carried out an assignment
of being in the limelight
and facing fans and paparazzi.
Well mindful practice makes perfect
the distortions
they really did go.
My client was stoked
no longer provoked
by cameras, chirping and caws.
He re-wrote his story
was no longer elusory
realizing birds and fans had their place.
A postmodern approach
really did give him hope
his narrative drastically

I then put pen to paper
and wrote him a letter
focusing on his strengths.
It really did show
how far he did go
in benefiting from therapy.
With that being said
he decided to end
his sessions and
called it a day.
Oh, did I fail to say
that I practiced my way
through Corey’s Psychotherapy book?
And the distinguished grey gent
my patient client
was my very own
the “A-lister”
George Clooney!

 Now, I'll hand over the blog to my special Mancat who is blowing a raspberry in response to all the time he put into volunteering as my client as I purr-sued education in the counselling field...

Cloon here...hey folks, guess what?  It's my 11th Birthday today!  Neytiri started the day out with some special early morning kisses for me...

And then, I couldn't believe my ears...Someone was serenading me in the distance...

One of Clooney Claus's deers had shown up at Headquarters to wish me a Happy Birthday!  As it turns out, he was camped  under our rose bush eating all our roses outside Headquarters since the wee hours of the morn waiting for me to wake up so he could deliver a singing telegram...
Unfortunately Mini-Cloon's videographer skills are not quite up-to-snuff and we were unable to capture the special moment...

Anyhoo, a special thank you to everyone in our blogging community for your friendship throughout our years of blogging and for coming by with your sweet comments over this past few years when we have been posting less and were visiting less frequently...we appreciate you all!  


  1. Happy birthday, Clooney! It's true, I would love to see more of you.

  2. Happy Birthday from all of us Cloon! We're always thrilled when we see you pop in!

  3. Happy Birthday Clooney. I bet you counseled your Dad right back!
    You'll always be our star, handsome boy.
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

  4. Wow Clooney! 11 years old! You look so young and dapper! We are glad you were able to assist your Mama with her schoolwork and that she in turn helped you with a few of your "challenges!" ;p Tell your Mama ours always wishes her well and success in her goals :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  5. Happy Birthday Clooney. You certainly have been on an adventure this past year, even if only in your mind. The photo Neytiri giving you kisses is precious.

  6. What a wonderful surprise post. We came by to wish you a Happy Birthday, Clooney, and also get to congratulate your mom on purrfecting her counselling skills. Have a great day, both of you. Know you will include Neytiri in the celebrations.

  7. Hi Mr. Clooney! I love your mom's poem! How nice of you to help her in counselling study. Sounds like you had a breakthrough. She is really good in counseling (and rhyming!), isn't she? :-)
    And happy happy birthday! I love the photo with Neytiri with her sweet morning kisses. I hope you have a wonderful brithday!!

  8. A meowsy big Happy Meowday Clooney. We hope your day is as purrfect as you. And Concats to your human fur finishin' schoolin'. Dat's a great achievement and we're sure you were lots of help. You and Neytiri are lookin' gawjus as always. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  9. Wonderful poem! Happy 11th Birthday Clooney!! You are a handsome mancat. XO

  10. dood...a most happee 11th two ewe N heerz ta 11 mor times four...hope yur day total lee rockz N we send de best oh fishez N lotz oh grate wizhez....eat lotz oh perch pizza pie, N joy, heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz N health; yur poem rocked N all de best two mom in her careerz.... N that deer iz VIZSHUZ~~~~~ just sayin ☺☺♥♥

  11. Oh no...your birthday! Giulietta feels terrible that she didn't send you anything special. So she is blowing kisses in your direction and hopes upon hope that you catch them. And we'll all sing happy birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAREST CLOONEY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! You are still a youngster at 11 years old. We hope your day was filed with lots of love, snuggles and treats. Sending our best wishes and Giulietta sends love.. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  12. Happy Birthday, Clooney! You're definitely an A-Lister in our book. :)

  13. Happy Purrday George Clooney !!!!! We think your Mom was very lucky to have you as a client.

  14. Happy Birthday sweet Clooney. We hope you got lots of attention and special treats. How nice of you to help your Mom and what a good client you were.You two have been very busy and we missed you. Hugs and nose kisses Mumsy, Pooh and Chancy

  15. Happy Happy Birthday Clooney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You handsome dude!! You rock that you helped your Mama like that!! You are PURRFECT! Sending you much love! xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  16. CLOON! Dood! Happy BIRFDAY! Elebenties is the BESTEST.
    We missed you gazillions and tons and stuffs but we totes unnerstand - and would NEVER forget you EVER.

  17. Happy birthday (belated), dear Clooney! We love you, buddy, and Neytiri and Mom, too. WE could never, ever forget you!


  18. Happy Birthday dear pal! We sure do hope we will see you a lot more and big congrats to Mom for moving furward with counseling. She needs it with you keeping her on her toes!
    Your pal

  19. Wow...lots going on! Happy Birthday Clooney!!

    Sorry we are so late with this but thank you for your comforting words on the loss of our sweet Ellie. We are heartbroken.

    The Florida Furkids

  20. Happy Birthday Cloon and congratulations to your mum on her scholastic achievements!!! Much love, Cat and the cats xoxo

  21. Happy Belated Birthday, Clooney! How wonderful you were able to help your mom with her degree.

    We'd love for you to submit some photos for the 2018 Cat Blogging Calendar. You can see the details at https://cbcatcalendar.blogspot.com/2017/06/time-for-photo-submissions-for-2018.html.

  22. OOPS ! I'm extraordinary late...tee..heh
    Let's celebrate one more extra month...tee...heh
    Happy Belated Birthday Handsome Clooney


  23. Thank you for the thoughtful and kind comment you made on our post about our Daddy. We know he's an Angel smiling down on us but we are heartbroken.

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

  24. We are so sorry we were gone and missed your birthday, Handsome Mr. Clooney. But we wanted you to know we stopped by today, and love your Mom's poem. We are so proud of her and doing her studies! We bet she's an excellent counselor.


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