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The Cat House

I know a place where cats enjoy long life, 
where human intervention is tolerated, 
where only cats are allowed 

It is where they rule, decide their fate, 
to go hunting or sleep late, 
prowl their border, look for a mate, 
food abundant, early or late, 
no need for a snack with an always full plate 

Non-skid litter lines their bathroom floor, 
ideal for completing their daily chore, 
no need for flushing, gets covered instead, 
when it reaches its peak, mysteriously disappears, 
automatically replenished, 
a new floor every other day or more 

When night time falls they are free to prowl, 
crouching tigers one and all, 
waiting to pounce at the slightest noise,
or attack a shadow suddenly appearing on a wall, 
their prey, rarely actually exists,
makes no difference, 
prowling is not something they would ever miss, 
immediately after a good prowl,
onto their bed, a good stretch,
sleep away until daylight

Come first light their tummy signals its time to eat, 
they check out their food bowl,
if stale, 
it is time for humans to wake 

Hunger sated, find a sunbeam to bask and wait, 
awaiting a signal, to do whatever their mind dictates 

Ah, such a place is the mind of a cat,
from where they rule and dictate, 
how we humans who love them,
make their life great

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 5:57:00 PM
    Mac this is cute. When I moved into my house a cat had gotten trapped under the house. It came up behind the tub and I spent a month and a half trying to trap him. Yes they have minds of their own. Good one, God Bless, Cile

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 7:58:00 PM

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 7:57:00 PM
    LOVE IT! Have you ever heard of the island that Hemingway left for a bunch of cats? It's somewhere in the Florida Keys. Check it out.

  1. Date: 3/2/2010 3:52:00 PM
    Those cats have some people trained don't they. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 2/24/2010 4:50:00 PM
    Hi Mac; hope u are doing well and getting back to health more and more every day.. I posted a blog on poetry ...hope u will leave a comment ..miss u on soup.. would appreciate if u can... luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 2/21/2010 12:38:00 PM
    Yes, the joy of being owned by a cat.. and cat luvers would have it no other way.. wonderful poem you have penned for us.... Constance

  1. Date: 2/21/2010 8:17:00 AM
    Hope you are doing well Mac....!! What an enjoyable tale of our cat friends. such fine feline companions....and yes they can make their way into our hearts! Enjoyable poem!~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 2/21/2010 1:45:00 AM
    excellent adventure

  1. Date: 2/20/2010 9:41:00 PM
    What a nice tribute to the CAT .. I like it lots as I have two.. Bronco and Gabriel.. truly nicely detailed .. hope u are back full strength now Mac.. will be catching up reading ..have company till Monday.. luv.. "Sweetheart" of Poetry Soup..