Get Your Premium Membership

Beloved Pets- for comp

(For Beloved Pets competition, submitted June 16th 2015) Tell-tale marks from your last climb, those claw marks in the paper removing the wall coverings better than a shop bought scraper the light pull I have had to change, the curtain cords as well shampooed the landing carpet three times now to clear the smell each week another dead rodent and slugs, just one or two you've turned the space behind the couch into your private zoo The scratch posts I sent back (good job that I kept the receipts) since for that job the table leg you find is hard to beat sticky gunk on cushions, God knows where you'd picked that up and leaping on the counter knocking off my favourite cup getting me to climb, at my age, up into the tree to rescue you but you climbed down and ran off, leaving me the Fire department had a laugh, but no, you didn't care but sashayed off, oblivious, long tail held in the air piles of towels for drying you from days spent in the rain on next door neighbour's garage roof, governing your domain the Doctor says my blood pressure is just a little high I felt I'd lose my dignity if I really told him why since all it takes it just one look from two bright amber eyes to soften up the heart of one long suffering old moaner I love you my Celeste, my Cat, forever- from your owner x

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 7/17/2015 5:42:00 PM
Congratulations Viv ! Love this tale you've spun ... The scenes played out so vividly as I read each line .... lol What a pet ! Bev
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 7/17/2015 11:34:00 PM
Thanks, Bev. Yes, she has her moments, which keeps me on my toes.And the end of my tether.... Viv x
Date: 7/15/2015 1:47:00 AM
this is a sweet win
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 7/17/2015 1:08:00 PM
Thanks, Linda, she's worth the grief. Viv x
Date: 7/14/2015 11:21:00 PM
VIV, congratulations on your awesome beloved pet winning poem. **SKAT**
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 7/15/2015 12:36:00 AM
Thanks, Skat, a wonderful selection of entries to find myself part of. Viv x
Date: 7/14/2015 1:35:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats:-) hugs Jan xx
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/17/2015 1:21:00 PM
Wouldn't it be a sensible idea if we had our wake now while we are alive and enjoy being with friends and family rather than them enjoy the party without us lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 7/17/2015 1:11:00 PM
Yes, Jan, a great video. I'm going to be scattered to the four winds in my local pub. But I'm not being cremated, so that should be interesting..... x
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/15/2015 4:46:00 AM
OMG Mr Viv that is awesome - the clip of him doing a handstand on a little tower hit home - its where I am to be scattered to the 4 winds one day! hugs Jan xxx
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 7/14/2015 9:28:00 PM
Thanks, Jan. Saw your place on telly tonight- new video promoting Iom using a free runner- imoressive. Catch it on www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwxQ9cyen64 . Vivx
Date: 7/14/2015 9:42:00 AM
A lovely tribute to your little furry friend they are a proud sort. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 7/14/2015 9:26:00 PM
Thanks, Eve yes, they sure do have their moments. Viv x
Date: 7/14/2015 7:49:00 AM
Congratulation on your win. Enjoyed your write, Celeste has a loving, loyal family.
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 7/14/2015 8:11:00 AM
Thank you Shirley, takes one to know one :) Viv x
Date: 7/14/2015 1:42:00 AM
congrats on your second place win in my contest, great entry , very much enjoyed your story
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 7/14/2015 2:43:00 AM
Thanks, Francine, you're very kind. Your contest topic guaranteed to bring out the best in people. Viv x
Date: 6/19/2015 4:46:00 PM
this is SO SO good. wow, it really describes what we will endure for the love of a cat!! Gotta fave this.
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 6/20/2015 12:40:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea, you're very kind. Yes, they're worth the pain, and they.....oh, hang on- NOW what's she done? ... Viv x
Date: 6/17/2015 10:05:00 AM
such a cute and loving write, enjoyed:) .... luv p.d.
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 6/17/2015 10:45:00 AM
Thanks, P.D, appreciate your comments. Viv x
Date: 6/17/2015 4:29:00 AM
Hi Viv! I see that Celeste keeps you busy and alert! You write with feeling and with humour. An entertaining poem #7. All the best. // paul
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 6/17/2015 6:03:00 AM
...and tired. Thanks, Paul, hope you're well. Regards, Viv
Date: 6/16/2015 11:49:00 PM
Viv, I have a big male cat, black and wearing a tuxedo and spats that is the love of my life. I am right with you in your feelings. I hope ya win, and I hope you and your cat both are doing well
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 6/17/2015 12:06:00 AM
Sounds like one elegant, rakish, raffish cat about town, Brian. Thanks for dropping by. Regards, Viv
Date: 6/16/2015 7:51:00 AM
Cats own us and not the other way around Viv - love the humour here as ever - good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 6/16/2015 8:03:00 AM
Thanks, Jan- would have liked to have posted a gallery of photos, but must stick to the rules. Viv x
Date: 6/16/2015 3:21:00 AM
- A cat of joy and upsets - A tiger cat !!! - Enjoy reading - Good luck in the contest, Viv ! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 6/16/2015 8:05:00 AM
Thanks for supporting my Princess, Anne Lise. Elsker, Viv