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They’ve missed a feline sound

Since Tippie went into the ground…

At the edge of a field,

She revealed

To any who came around.

Since soft fur dried their tears,

They’re beginning to count in years…

It’s hard to explain

Why they don’t obtain

Another to give them cheer.

When they had the house, strays,

Would appear on occasional days…

They would take them in

And share within,

Whatever they had to raise.

Renting an apartment they find

They’re in a different kind…

Where papers come first

Before hearts burst

With compassion for a feline.

It doesn’t do good at all

That they are “behind the ball”…


And really not free

To answer a stray cat’s call.

They talk and talk and talk,

But he has to balk…

At adopting fur,

They’d be better were

They were balanced in their walk.

If push comes to shove,

They could VOLUNTEER to love…

But she can’t get out

Easily and about,

It is so expensive to love!


–Jonathan Caswell




(of the feline persuasion)


Like “BOWIE”* but less luxuriant,

A British Blue-looking stray…

Sauntered by my picnic table

While I was writing one day.

It looked at me and I looked back,

Its gender was too quick to tell…

It strode along the line of parked cars,

Went back to my business as well.

It didn’t run and I didn’t speak,

I’d seen it around the place…

At least both were on familiar ground

Giving each other their space.


–Jonathan Caswell

* “BOWIE” refers to the eminently famous “Mr. Bowie”, star of the blog:  HANDS ON MR. BOWIE, produced by a cat-lover named Herman, whose photography skills include teaching Mr. Bowie, a British Blue breed of cat, how to take his own picture.  http://hopedog.wordpress.com/