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So innocent was the little kitty, Who came to my door that I took pity On this helpless little thrown away. I vowed he would see a better day. Boxes of litter and bags of feed, A covered box for this cat in need. Then it’s off to the vet to be rid of fleas, Ear mites and other such pests as these. I laid out quite a big roll of money, And then what happened you might think funny. The cat after seeing that big outlay Knew that for sure he was here to stay. That rascal did a big turn around, The naughtiest cat that ever was found. He gnaws on my feet and pulls on my gown. Pulls every page of my manuscript down. He chews and scatters it on the floor. And doesn't care if I rant and roar. Every low table has been denuded And every houseplant has been uprooted. He’s broken so many breakables And my lingerie pieces are takeables. My arms and legs are covered with scratches. My clothes will soon be full of patches. He likes to play with collectables And taste of my delectibles. No surface so high that he can’t reach. No law of the house he doesn’t breach. He knocks over lamps just to see them shatter, But somehow it really doesn’t matter, For the truth is I am really smitten With this adorable, bedeviling, lovable kitten

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Date: 10/5/2010 9:54:00 AM
A pleasure to read your wonderful poetry today Joyce. I wish you the best in your endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol
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Date: 10/5/2010 8:23:00 AM
How clever of you to use such a 'devilish' word and turn it into a sweet and tender little poem! I love it! ~ Carrie
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Date: 10/4/2010 4:34:00 PM
a great story told so well, very enjoyable, bravo, thank you chuck
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Date: 10/4/2010 2:25:00 PM
Terrific write Joyce.. good luck in the contest... a great piece for the bedeviled theme.. good luck.. my entry is "Spoiler"..luv..
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Date: 10/4/2010 2:21:00 PM
Very wonderful entry to the contest. Good luck, Joyce
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Date: 10/4/2010 1:55:00 PM
love it, they do sucker you in with the cute and helpless routine don't they, good luck in the contest
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