A Family of Cats
by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
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Just a light little poetry about the cats that live close to our house.
A Family of Cats
As I sit on my front porch
Talking to the neighbors cat,
His name is Fat George
Because his belly is round
Looks like it might be touching the ground
But not one of the nips he'll ever regret.
Now Slinky comes our way,
A cat baby, still small, he's a stray
But cute and cuddly, eyes so big
His long slinky tail stretched like a stick.
He sits on my lap and purrs with delight,
A cupful of milk would serve him just right.
There comes, rounding the corner so slow,
Kitty, the sweet, putting on a show
By climbing and balancing,
Whirling and dancing
On the reel of my stairs,
She thinks the world is hers.
Then Princess, the queen of the clan,
Hisses like only she can.
Her eyes so bright and slant and green,
She's noble, you'd say if you've seen
The grace that she shows when she moves,
The elegant way in which she grooves.
But trust me, she's never been inside
People's houses or close to their side,
For she's shy and scared and wild.
Slinky, the cutie is her only child.
They all are my friends,
Sourround me with love that never ends.
I watch them each day
And somehow they are no longer stray
They are part of me and my life and eat
From the plate on which I do feed
My sweet little darlings, wild and yet tame
No other pleasure could ever be the same.
The moral of this story to everyones delight
Four cats, a family, full of love, in their own right.
By Birgit and Roger Pratcher
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copyright (c) January 2006
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|Reviewed by Teresa Summerville (Reader)
|This is lovely, Thank you. I love a family such as this one....I understand the joy.
|Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
This was so enjoyable! I knew you'd love cats! They are extremely special creatures, just like you are extremely beautiful people [thank you for all you love and messages!] we have only 2 now, but as much as I can handle! JadeBelle a Persian Queen Calico, and Oliver "Eddie" a Balinese/Calico who is a trapeze and ballet artist!
Your story is warm and loving. Thank you, Beautiful Two+One!
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
|You have a delightful and charming ready made cat family..
I believe cats are very intuitive, and only respond to kind and caring people..
I enjoyed this one Birgit and Roger !
|Reviewed by Janet Bellinger
|And who was it who said "If you want to write, keep cats?"- perhaps Hemingway? Your poem brings out that state of mind which we fall into while watching cats. Well done
|Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
In such a simple concept, we can/could/would perceive we, which is why we can't. Watching cats, watching Nature could reveal too much of harmony to ever accomplish...
I think this 'light poetry' reveals deep symbolism, and wealth of experience, heightened and lightened by 'pet life'.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
|Reviewed by Regina Pounds
|I can just picture this cozy family life you describe so well. Your cat tale makes me smile.
|Reviewed by Bob Holt
|Cats are incredible. Too many times I find them more enjoyable than humans, because they don't talk back. Granted, that's as long as you feed them. A cat not too far from me just took a 30 mile ride on the New Jersey Turnpike. It was either under the car or inside the hood. Either way a true survivor.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|A wonderful story/poem! Cats truly are amazing, I have one that visits me almost daily I call it mystray. I don't know who owns her, but she never stays and I only feed her when she asks. Very independent, but a real friend that sits with me on the porch and watches the sunset;-). I always wonder how they see the colors. I live on the second floor and have a large wooden porch. she sits on a table next to my chair. Thanks for sharing ,you two are a treat to read!
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|And every cat is different. I have one who can open doors and warn of danger and loves to be brushed. This is a cute work.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Awwwww, Karen stole my line!
Here, kitty/kitty/kitty/kitty! :) Enchanting, delightful family you have. Love this.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Reviewed by Sue Hess
|i love cats but always worry about strays...there is so much danger out there|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Can I come and play with the kitties, please...I love to play catch with them, boy they are fast, and it isn't fair when they run up a tree...Rufuz (w00f)|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Love animals, dogs, cats (a little less) and all the rest, hate to see them abused in any way. Loved this one, light and aiiry and . . . fun.|
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|Until about a year ago, I was not a 'cat' person, but then a small furry kitty grabbed my heart and I lost my mind and brought him home. He went from cute and cuddly to ruler of the roost. I probably wouldn't lose my mind senses again, but for now, Mr. Kitty, is special to me.
Actually his name is Ivan..as in Ivan the Terrible, but Mr. Kitty, just seemed to fit too. He knows when I call him Ivan he's in trouble, but at the same time, he also knows that he's got the 'sharper' edge on me, and can and will push his weight around.
Thanks for sharing your kitty tales with us!
|Reviewed by Joyce Nitsche
|I love it! Shortly I will present on my Den, verses about Casey and Jennie who followed Rumple, Stillie, Rosie Ruffles, Katy, Tykie, Kukio and Mona= I also thought the picture was terrific. So glad I came upon your Den!
Joyce D. Nitsche (joycednitsche)