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Goldie, my peculiar but beloved cat,
has certain affectations --
she prefers, most times, her own society
and shuns her housemates.
But, sometimes, she cuddles
or will join the others
to laze around -- in the living room,
the dining room, a hallway, or
in the kitchen.
An inside cat who, early on,
suffered the indignity of
"the operation,"
she asserts her independence
by darting into the front yard
when a door is opened --
and she pointedly ignores
any calls or pleas to come inside.
But when the door shuts
and no one is around, she is fearful,
immediately climbing up into the ash tree.
And there she stays
until I come to coax her down.
She may climb high up
and, finally, shakily manage
a descent to allow me to pick her up
and carry her back inside.
She never leaves the yard
but does enjoy ignoring me
when I am in a hurry.
She will dart about and run
from one side of the yard to the other.
For her, it's only an infrequent game.
And, as my treasured pet,
she certainly deserves to play
while testing the limit
of my affectionate, chagrined

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  1. Date: 4/16/2012 7:26:00 AM
    Love from Anne-Lise and my dog:" Maya", we like this poem alot!

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 9:12:00 AM
    Goldie reminds me of a cat I had called Petunia. She sounds lovely. Thank you, also, for your kind comment on my poem this morning. Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 4:25:00 PM
    a lovely testament to your precious pet. nice job!

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 3:12:00 PM
    What a lovely, sweet story poem !!!

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 1:29:00 PM
    They each have their own personalities! I have a gray one with similar a "disposition". Nice piece of work =)