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Old 07-03-2019, 08:43 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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3 little kittens had wanted to play
They were up that night cuz they slept all day
Mama said no, in the box you will stay
I'm too tired to run after a stray.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Anyone remember Data on Star Trek:The Next Generation when he delivered his:



Ode To Spot

Felis Cattus, is your taxonomic nomenclature,
an endothermic quadruped carnivorous by nature?
Your visual, olfactory and auditory senses
contribute to your hunting skills, and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
a singular development of cat communications
that obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
for a rhythmic stroking of your fur, to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
you would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aide in locomotion,
it often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

Ode to Spot

It is better when you can watch him reciting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SySZdvsFYt4
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:04 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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I had forgotten about that. Thank you Grandstander.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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When in doubt, wash.

Paul Gallico
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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God created the cat so that man might have the pleasure of caressing the tiger.

--Victor Hugo
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Also from T.S. Eliot,

Macavity's a ginger cat, he's very tall and thin;
You would know him if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in.
His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly domed;
His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed.
He sways his head from side to side, with movements like a snake;
And when you think he's half asleep, he's always wide awake.

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
For he's a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity.
You may meet him in a by-street, you may see him in the square—
But when a crime's discovered, then Macavity's not there!


This describes my Tigger perfectly.
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Here's something original. Some of you may recall me referencing my Fiona Q. Bear; well, here I go at trying to recognize her in a poem.

Fiona Q's a tuxedo cat; she's very small and wise,
And she's a cat that proves that she's way above her size.
Her eyes look into your heart; her eyes look into your soul,
And as a cat, she looks at you, and then, she takes control.

Well, should we play now? That's all her decision,
And should I use the wrong toy, it's met with her derision.
"This thing is not my style; this toy I will ignore,"
And I, ChevySpoons, must remember--this toy is nevermore.

I love my dear Fiona Q; she knows just what she wants,
And as an indoor cat, she has her favourite haunts,
But I'm always pleased, when she gets into my lap.
And purrs, and curls up, and has to take a nap.

Dear Fiona Q. Bear, this one's for you.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by ChevySpoons View Post
Here's something original. Some of you may recall me referencing my Fiona Q. Bear; well, here I go at trying to recognize her in a poem.

Fiona Q's a tuxedo cat; she's very small and wise,
And she's a cat that proves that she's way above her size.
Her eyes look into your heart; her eyes look into your soul,
And as a cat, she looks at you, and then, she takes control.

Well, should we play now? That's all her decision,
And should I use the wrong toy, it's met with her derision.
"This thing is not my style; this toy I will ignore,"
And I, ChevySpoons, must remember--this toy is nevermore.

I love my dear Fiona Q; she knows just what she wants,
And as an indoor cat, she has her favourite haunts,
But I'm always pleased, when she gets into my lap.
And purrs, and curls up, and has to take a nap.

Dear Fiona Q. Bear, this one's for you.


what a nice tribute.


your poem would be cat approved, if cats read poetry.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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If you guys haven't read the book I Could Pee on This, I recommend it. The author really gets cats. Here is one poem:

Nudge
Nudge
Nudge nudge nudge
Nudge nudge nudge nudge nudge nudge
Nudge
Your glass just shattered on the floor
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:13 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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If you guys haven't read the book I Could Pee on This, I recommend it. The author really gets cats. Here is one poem:

Nudge
Nudge
Nudge nudge nudge
Nudge nudge nudge nudge nudge nudge
Nudge
Your glass just shattered on the floor
Ah yes, the infamous Gravity Test.

And I shall look for that book. Thanks.
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