More than just a pet (tanka)

This is for the Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, hosted by Kiwinana at Ramblings of a Writer.  Below is my effort for week 51; the words are “family” and “pets”. I have cheated a little this week and used “pet” instead of “pets”.  The prompt can be found here.  Go and check it out!

One of my familiars, lol…This one’s called Bast. She looks like she has an attitude, but really she’s as soft as anything…

More than just a pet

Member of the family

Treasured whilst they’re here

Empty spaces when they’re gone

Heartfelt cherished memories