When Priscilla Died
kids left home,
Siamese, lived on
to well past twenty years
of age. One day, approaching
her litter box, she raised one foot,
gave forth a strange raucous sound, and then
collapsed. The cat quite literally croaked!
*croaked is also American slang for died.
(I had introduced Priscilla to our family. I had been selling
cards all summer at age 14 so that I could buy myself a bike,
and a lady I sold cards to offered that cat to me! Boy, did
she live a long time.)
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012