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A House Full of Cats

a house full of cats?
we learn to step carefully
we don’t have nine lives
our kitties are so trusting
lay down right in front of us

“pet me and feed me!”
(this is a silent command)
“and keep litter boxes clean
don’t disturb us while we sleep
always be kind to us pets”

feline loyalty?
“at times we might say that – yes
but don’t count on it”

feline royalty?
“who owns who is the question?
you know the answer”

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  1. Date: 12/12/2012 4:56:00 PM
    Daver, my friend, I love cats, but have 2 small poodles by default. Cats are more secretive and are more difficult to get close to. It's hard enough to come up with good cat stories. To adapt them to the poetic forms you chose takes the greatest of talent. Thanks for sharing.... Jake..... BTW... Thanks for the dudos on my poem...... Jake

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 1:49:00 PM
    Daver, we only had one cat who sadly passed away, never got around to getting another one, I enjoyed this write of yours tonight, especially your questions at the end, love Wilma

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 9:42:00 PM
    I HAD to see this one, Daver, and I love it!! Nothing like seeing well written cat poems!!

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 11:38:00 AM
    My cats (all three) are long gone now. Don't see any in the future (fostering is a distant thought). I want to be mistress of my house.

    austin Avatar daver austin
    Date: 8/4/2012 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Then don't let a cat in the door even for a minute. They are witcherly charming. daver
  1. Date: 8/2/2012 3:21:00 PM
    Maybe ancestors of the "feline royalty"; companions and guardians of the Pharaohs and their pyramids?:) I think they own you, Daver!! Best wishes to you and yours! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 12:01:00 PM
    Daver I like this very much, but I don't like cats sorry....David

    austin Avatar daver austin
    Date: 8/2/2012 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Have you ever had a cat? They tend to grow on you. daver
  1. Date: 8/2/2012 10:24:00 AM
    I have allergies to cats, but I love to hug them in your sweet haiku poem. - Well done Daver. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 10:02:00 AM
    So cute Daver..its the cats honest truth! hopw all is well. BG