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I reckon some folks prefer a hound dog lyin' at their feet, While others might enjoy a twitterin' parakeet. But be it a mogul's mansion or a humble flat, A house just ain't a home without an inscrutable cat! Thankfully, my cat doesn't bark or scourge my pristine lawn, Nor does he wake me for outside relief at the crack of dawn! Furthermore, my dear old pal I seldom have to holler at; A house just ain't a home without an inscrutable cat! My cat is content to have me stroke and brush his hair, And happier yet if he can snooze upon my favorite chair. A master of his realm, why should he ever want to roam? Without an inscrutable cat, a house just ain't a home! While he reposes upon my lap and I stroke his silky fur, Ain't nothin' more relaxin' than to hear his soothin' purr. He won't condone a walk, I'll certainly grant you that. A house just ain't a home without an inscrutable cat! His independent airs and a few stray hairs I can tolerate; Even my chair nigh the glowin' fire to him I will abnegate. I 'spose you could enjoy a snake, pot-bellied pig or hybrid rat, But a house just ain't a home without an inscrutable cat! Entry for Tania Kitchin's "Cat Poem Poetry" Contest

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Date: 8/13/2018 3:54:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Such a well-written charming poem. The repetitive line makes feel more folksy, I think. :)
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Date: 8/13/2018 4:43:00 AM
what a delightful poem Bob, many congrats:-) hugs Jan xx
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/13/2018 8:46:00 AM
Thank you dear Jan as always for your support and encouragement. Best on you - Bob
Date: 8/13/2018 2:54:00 AM
Congratulations, Bob. I love your poem and agree with all you say. You can't walk them, they do what they want, but they make wonderful companions. I am dealing with a medical crisis right now and may be off the site for a while. Love, Carolyn
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/13/2018 8:45:00 AM
Thank you, dear Carolyn. I'm honored that you consider the poem for inclusion in your favs. Hope your medical crisis make a turn for the better. As always you are in my thoughts and prayers. Bob
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 8/13/2018 2:56:00 AM
You know I've always been a fan and it's great to see you posting. I think of you often and hope you are as well as can be. It's really good you're writing! I'm sending this delightful verse to my faves too!
Date: 8/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
Robert, I love this playful delightful rhyme sharing the beloved antics of a cat. This is going into my faves! Congratulations on your deserving win! : )
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Date: 8/12/2018 9:58:00 AM
Love your delightful poem, Robert. So witty and funny. Congrats on your much deserved podium finish.
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Date: 8/12/2018 4:38:00 AM
We all need an inscrutable cat, excellent poem, congratulations on your win in the contest!
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