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Oh boy, what a mistake!
Took my twin kitty's outside 
for the first time on a leash.
Tired and lazy, they became instantly awake.

Chasing butterflies, rolling in dirt
Having a good ole' domestic time
Just when I thought they were fine-
Into wildcats did they convert!
Done and bored with the play
They took to stalking prey.

My little babies who had never been outside
Personalities took a divide
went from cute and silly
to Jeckyll and Hyde!
Good thing Mama was there and they were tied!

I took them in before they got mean,
Five minutes later they were clawing at the screen!
"Meowtside!" they were chanting-
raving and ranting!
All the while I am running about the house panting
chasing to and fro
these crazy kitty's I didn't know anymore
My babies I adore-
Now all they wanted was freedom to rove and explore.

Hours later, they finally settled down
These beloved kids of mine-
Are never going out on the town!

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  1. Date: 6/17/2010 4:13:00 PM
    Cute ...These kittens sound like people..Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

  1. Date: 6/17/2010 7:23:00 AM
    SOUP MAIL AWESOME AMY.. luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 2:42:00 PM
    WoW ,,now u be sure to save this one for a contest ..someone is bound to have a 'cat' contest soon.. happens aroound Halloween too.. AWESOME form the poet of the same name.. luv it two cats are forbidden outside .. homebodies.. is all... they know.. they sit with the 6 foot stuffed leopard on my bed...haha that is enough excitement for these cats of mine..haha...luv. from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 1:54:00 PM
    THat's funny how different they became when the got outside, when my dog goes out he just sleeps in the shade!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 11:53:00 AM
    Good one Amy....(Place mother-in-law joke here)....Larry