Tag Archives: pets

They’re A Hawk And A Handsaw

My pets don’t believe in me. I am; they’re unconvinced it’s true. Did Shakespeare have a cat? Did he Encounter skpetsticism, too? You ask, To be, or not to be? When housepets don’t believe in you.

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Who’s A Good Boy?

Cats and dogs and hamsters, too– A household pet is good for you. They lower your blood pressure and Will act as if they understand Your rants and random cris de coeur, And that’s, in fact, what pets are for: … Continue reading

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National Cat Day

Coffee free of floating fur No cat chauffeur to PDX Where pilots all decline to purr No fogfoot-caused commuter wrecks Absent fleas where once they were Ubiquitous No cat Just ex-

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Labor Day, Weakened

Like blades of green upon my lawn This long, hot summer’s almost gone The teachers heading back to class Are braced for attitude and sass (And that’s just from the faculty) The only milestone for me Now that the nest … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None

They’re boarding up the cathouse on our street. These sixteen years the institution’s thrived, Enshrouded now in fog borne on the feet Of she from whom the nickname was derived. A passerby no whisker would have turned; It looked to … Continue reading

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Payback Is A Female Cat

While reading on the sofa, I Decided I was hungry, so I climbed the stairs to where the cat Lay napping (on my pillow, though I doubt I’ll ever fathom why She likes it, or my sweaty hat). I plucked … Continue reading

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Pansy

Pansies are the perfect pet. They rarely make the carpet wet And if they ask to go outside They’re happy there until they’ve died. Park a pansy by the pool It waits until you’re home from school And if you … Continue reading

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