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Who thinks they understand cats,
Why they behave as they do?
I don’t know, how ‘bout you?

Why my sly, fickle feline
Demands attention Tuesday
Then, Wednesday, walks away?

Why, most cats are such gourmets.
You think he’ll only like fish,
Always pukes beef in his dish.

So, you splurge, buy fancy feast –
Finest fish and shrimp delight.
That’s right. Puss can’t stand the sight.

Well? He must prefer chicken.
I serve both dark meat and white.
Oh, no! Please, cat, take a bite.

How about expensive toys –
A wind-up mouse, fishing line
You guessed it – a waste of time.

The pretty girl at Petsmart
Says cats like to hideaway,
A box where they’ll love to stray

So, I buy a nice retreat
He sniffs it, then walks away,
Squats on the news, plain as day

I watch as they teach dogs tricks,
Simplest of which is sit!
Puss will do the opposite.

Then that awful accident,
The abominable spray – 
Mine does it every day.

Hey, you who understand cats!
If you’re hip, give me your name.
I’m about to go insane!

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  1. Date: 10/31/2012 9:42:00 AM
    This is so cute; and SO TRUE! You gave me a nice chuckle, Daver.

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 3:24:00 PM
    I have 4 that do as they please.. if I figure them out I'll let you know =)... thanks for the smile.

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 8:38:00 PM
    Returning to this one. I love when you write funny ones like this.

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 11:42:00 AM
    hahahaha, so darn cute! Loved reading your poem, I was laughing the whole way through, :), Cindy Lu

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 1:03:00 AM
    daver, I love this cat poem. I still can't get out the urine odor that one cat left in my basement and now I am afraid to get a new cat for fear it will smell what the old one did and repeat the acts. HELP. Do you have any advice for ME???

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 2:17:00 PM
    I have a secret to tell you: I'm terrified of cats. Fantastic animals very independent and wise. Cats love ME but I'm not confident about cats. Wise cat poems. oxox love / / Anne-Lise :) :) :)

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 8:28:00 PM
    Do you still have all those kitties you told us about a few months ago? If you didn'thave such a big soft heart you wouldn't be in the mess your in. I know because I was a sucker for every hungry stray that passed by. What doyou mean "they spray" Ithoughtonly skunks did that. I enjoy the pictureofyou inthis one Dave. Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 2:47:00 PM
    Enjoyed this cats tail daver; maybe I will send some of that catnip that Mikkie left behind last time she graced my page; in the meantime I don't believe you should go insane.. L O L take care Joe..)

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 11:01:00 AM
    Your cat is so finicky and independent, Daver! Plays you like you're it's own fiddle.:) Sounds like it has hit some screeching strings. Love this write! Good luck with recruiting help to understand them! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 6:49:00 PM
    Daver. love your poem.., thank you for sharing, xox~PD