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Boojum
katt

" 'But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,
If your Snark be a Boojum! For then
You will softly and suddenly vanish away,
And never be met with again!'

From the Hunting of the Snark - by lewis carrol


Fuzzy
 1
Domestic shorthair, part main coon, maybe.
 2
100% stray bred
 3
Born in the laundry room
 4
Now also the ‘cat’ room
 5
 
 
Anyway
 6
 
 
20 lbs of fat, fuzzy, fury
 7
and love
 8
Taught me tail signals
 9
‘Follow me’, ‘upset’
 10
and ‘happily content’
 11
 
 
Taught me how to say
 12
‘come here’ in cat
 13
he said it to a bird
 14
I overheard
 15
I said it to a neighborhood cat
 16
As she came padding over
 17
instantaneously my friend
 18
I learned
 19
cats are twisted
 20
but still irresistibly cute
 21
 
 
I always thought every cat
 22
Liked to have their fur brushed backwards
 23
Would sleep next to you when you were sick
 24
Ask politely for everything
 25
Whittle the chair legs with their back paws when upset
 26
Purr at the perfect tone to enslave all humans
 27
Brought home their girlfriends
 28
Wait outside the door when you asked them to
 29
Offered pressents in thanks
 30
Play practical jokes on you
 31
Look insulted when called ‘Motesbosuput’
 32
Listen to your conversation
 33
Never accept anything you offered, except food
 34
And walk around as if life was something funny
 35
 
 
But they don’t,
 36
 
 
One thing I learned
 37
my cat was not a cat
 38
he was a snark
 39
and he had five toes on every paw
 40
to prove it
 41

6 May 06

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He died  a few years ago, I didn't cry much when he did because, by the time he died, he was just a shadow of what he used to be. I think im more upset over this poem than I was then. Anyway, i have so much to say, that the poem is mostly unsatisfactory to me, it feels messy. all thoughts are helpful.
 — katt

I think its purrfect. Its about your cat, no one can change the sentiment. At times poems are what it means for you,  and not others....

Regards
KJS
P.S. My Dog hated it!
 — KevinJSkinne

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