Cat Poetry

A Companion Returns…

A Companion Returns…

Friends! Time runs on apace, and it will not be long now before the Catparents depart for their next holiday. I will, naturally, be holding the fort in their absence; this is, after all, my kingdom, and I expect life to continue much as normal without them. Indeed, I anticipate experiencing a significantly lesser degree […]

You Are Old, Mistress Pasha

You Are Old, Mistress Pasha

“You are old, Mistress Pasha,” the young cat said, “And your fur has become very glossy; And your wise, aged eyes in your venerable head Must command the respect of your Posse.” “Ah, my kitten,” said Pasha, by means of reply, “You are young, but yet strangely perceptive. It is true that when cats in […]

The Sonnet of Pasha Puss

The Sonnet of Pasha Puss

Shall I compare thee to a bowl of noms? Thou art more tasty and more full of crunch: Living with thee doth have its pros and cons, Not least, the shocking scarcity of lunch: The flapping of thy hands afore mine eyes, The tickling of my sumptuous fluffy tum; The daily torments that thou both devise, […]

The Astrological Anomaly

The Astrological Anomaly

Friends. The new Chinese Cat Year is upon us: we are now in the Year of the Sheep. This creature is described as ‘cautious and circumspect… with a special fondness for quiet living.’ Ah! how this tallies with my mood at present. Not only am I exhausted from my recent Meeseketeers training sessions, I have […]

A Visit From Christmas Cat

A Visit From Christmas Cat

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all were at peace. Not a creature was stirring, not even a meese. The food bowls were placed by the chimney with care, In hopes that the Christmas Cat soon would be there. The kittens were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of water voles danced in […]

I Wandered Queenly As A Cat

I wandered queenly as a cat That prowls on high o’er roof and wall, When all at once I saw a fat And juicy Fluttering Creature fall; Beside my pond, beneath my trees, Lolling and flopping in the breeze. So tempting are the birds that swoop And come to rest on pole and perch, The […]

If

If you can keep your paws when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when humans doubt you, And recognise that they’re inferior too; If you can wait for food and not resent it, Or break into their room in the small hours, Or being cuddled, […]