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Who Rescued Who?
by Bobbi Ann Duffy

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Who Rescued Who?

For the second time I told her I didn’t want another cat

But I’d take on the task of feeding the little black stray

I kept my word and put out food and water every day

And told myself, that’s that

But the cat wanted much more than food on a plate

She wanted a friend with whom she could play

So I gave her a name and pet her each day

And we fell into a so-so state

It didn’t take long before she wanted more

And would stalk me whenever I want out of the house

It was as if I’d become her toy mouse

She’d come when I called and wait at my door

For me to come home or out on the lawn

Her food going uneaten until she got her petting

Had me seriously regretting

But in my heart I was torn

For reasons of my own I couldn’t give her the home

She seemed to want and need so badly

And when I went into the house she’d look at me sadly

And off through the neighborhood she’d roam

Slowly but surely we became friends

And settled into a pattern that fit her needs and mine

Everything went along fine

But all things are subject to ends

I had to move I needed more room

She’d been born on the block where we first met

And my wild friend wasn’t likely to come without a fight

So I decided to try to capture her at night

And when I had everything set

I grabbed her so gently she didn’t scratch or bite

With anger or fear of me or the cage on the ground

When I put her in and closed the door she turned around

Her sad eyes questioning her plight

That was two months ago before Itsy-Bitsy died

Since then Bootsy, the little stray

Has stayed by my side night and day

As my grief over Itsy-Bitsy I couldn’t hide

In tiny ways that others might never believe

She showed me her love and caring

Becoming more daring

Her magic spell she did weave

By having to meet her needs

I slowly recovered from the pain

And the emotional drain

Upon which grief feeds

So I have a question for you

And I think your answer will be the same as mine

There’s a very fine live

Between who really rescued who.







ã 2009 Bobbi Duffy

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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 3/28/2009
A wonderful and excellent poem,I enjoy reading it,take care

Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 3/26/2009
Bobbi Ann:

What a wonderful story that is well-told!! Pets are also use in the hospitals now to cure patients with terminal illnesses and some miracles in healing by these little God-sent angels were sighted and reported in documentary films.

Pets can be so close to you if you let them be. They can be your best friends.

What a beautiful friendship you and your little friend have woven!!!

Sandie Angel :o)

Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/26/2009
There is a thin line but you know in the end it becomes mutual,
and hopefull the bond grows that way too.;-) lovely poem, Bobbi
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/25/2009
I think she's a keeper
she knew and sensed you were grieving
and stood by your side faitfully
You have found a true friend, or is it an angel?
Love & peace be with you

Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/25/2009
I enjoyed this, it felt like we were sitting on the front porch with the cat on your lap as you unfolded the story of how you became a team.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/25/2009
Think it was mutual, Bobbi. :) Well penned!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/25/2009
Maybe this new kitty was sent to help you deal with the loss of your Itty Bitty. I don't know; things happen for a reason. Well done, Bobbi!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(

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