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cheetah squeaks! :)
by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

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describes the enigmatic cheetah.

got the idea after hearing a cheetah on the internet. they sound just like birds! it always brings a smile to my face whenever i hear those "cheetah squeaks", which is how i describe their unique cry! :)

shh! is that the cry of a bird?
that's the strangest sound i've heard!

no, it is not a bird, but the cry of a young cheetah cat,
and it is so funny that he should be crying like that!

but the cheetah is a cat that cannot roar,
and if you try to learn about them, you can learn that and so much more!

they are shy, rather solitary creatures,
and they have beautiful spotted features.

twin tearmarks run from their amber eyes,
and as big cats go, they are rather small for their size.

swift of foot, they can go as much as a blazing 70 miles per hour,
and they never cease to amaze with their speed or their hunting power!

they can only go for so long before fatigue sets in,
and soon they lie there, panting, trying to get their breath back again.

they are endangered due to predator and man,
and to think of their disappearing is something that i personally can't stand.

we must do all we can to protect and preserve this animal's right to live a carefree life:
it is up to us that the cheetah can have a chance to survive!

boy, i sure do love cheetahs! :)

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Reviewed by Dwayne Pagnotto (Reader) 6/15/2003
Dear Karen,

This was just an awesome cheeta write. You have captured here, everything that makes this big cat so loved and cherished by people everywhere who enjoy beholding it's wild splendor, and never wanna see it disappear just to satisfy man's facination, and curiosity. Let them roam free.....that is the way it should be.

Thank you for this one sweety.
Love and huggs,
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 5/30/2003
I agree, you certainly have "captured the magnificent cheetah perfectly". Great write, Karen!!
Reviewed by Jackie Brooks 5/24/2003
I love Cheetahs too, the kittens are adorable and they do have funny little squeaks. I feel so sorry for them, they have such a difficult time, protecting their babies and getting enough to eat before the lions chase them off their kill. Great job Karen.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/16/2003
Wonderful write about the Cheetah, I agree with Sarah it would go well in a childrens book.
God Bless
Reviewed by CUTHBERT MAKWETURA 5/15/2003
excellent piece of work
Reviewed by Patrick Talty 5/14/2003
I thought it was quite charming and seductive the way you drew me in by comparing the sound of a cheetah to that of a bird. Along the way, in a very creative fashion, you gave me an interesting run-down on the characteristics of that fascinating "wild" animal. Finally, you won me over with your humane plea for the survival of the species. Very entertaining, informative and caring piece of thoughtful/thought-provoking rhyming couplets. Karen, take a bow!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/14/2003
There are two wild cats that I have painted. This is one of them. Great write and introduction to the Cheetah
Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader) 5/14/2003
a beautiful poem from a beautiful heart
Reviewed by A PAX 5/14/2003
you are so adorable in your writes!I always smile reading you!
lol cheeta rocks!
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 5/14/2003
**chuckle** I'm reminded of a comedian's description of a cheetah about to capture a gazelle...when the gazelle moved away at the last minute, the cheetah "fell 400 yards trying to stop!"

Great write!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/14/2003
Absolutely fabulous description Karen!!

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/14/2003
Karen you're such a little doll, no one else could have took a wild cat and made a poem about it rhyme so good. hugs Grady
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 5/14/2003
Your desire to protect and serve is so gallant! You are our Joan of Ark(?) at Ad. Besides tjt Karen you are sugar cane and lollipops. Love your work and love you my sweet friend. Bill
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader) 5/14/2003
So do I. There is an almost sad quality about their lives, having to give up their prey to bigger bolder cats. We had a programme over here where they captured a year in the life of a female and cub, broke my heart and made me smile.
Thanks for writing this.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 5/14/2003
hay lady...very interesting write cat/animal lover too!!!
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 5/14/2003
Being a cat-lover I'm with Nancy on this one. I had no idea that cheetahs sound like birds. So, thanks for this one. Very interesting!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/14/2003
I enjoyed this so much Karen, what a unique idea.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 5/13/2003
Absolutely fabulous description....clap clap...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 5/13/2003
Fine write ! :)
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert 5/13/2003
Great Write, I think it would go well in a children's book
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 5/13/2003
:) I've always adored Cheetah's!! They are kind of the underdogs of the Cat family, poor babies. Wonderful write, Karen!!
Reviewed by Nancy D. 5/13/2003
Well done description of the cheetah, falls in the cat family so I love them all.

Reviewed by Amor Sabor 5/13/2003
Superbly done, Karen. The cheetah is splendidly described in a concise way here and in your usual fantastic flair.
Reviewed by Sage 5/13/2003
Hey Sweetie, wonderful write we are losing so many of nature's marvels hope we dont lose these. All the best Sage
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/13/2003
This was so lovely, and just shows your kind and gentle nature,


Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/13/2003
Your not part cheetah?
Enjoyed the info........
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/13/2003
Good work! and good information. I like cheetah too.

Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/13/2003
Neatly done...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/13/2003
you've captured the magnificent cheetah perfectly with this adorable write...well done! entertaining, and educational...what could be better? *applause* well done, karen! (((HUGS))) and i love cheetahs,, karla. :)
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 5/13/2003
Beautiful, nice job, Karen. I'm reading this to my neighbor's kids, who just adore animals!
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