Our Dear Cat Tiger

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Some of you may have already read this when I posted this a year or so ago.  Today we are to write about our pets at d’Verse. This is the best poem I have about our cat named Tiger, who lived with us for 15 years.
Tiger Cat
The runt of the litter a striped gray and black
A cute little kitten to take along back
Playful and funny he sure entertained us
It wasn’t long till Tiger made a big fuss
Bigger and stronger he raced through the house
Upstairs and downstairs chasing imaginary mouse
Not in the morning, not in the evening, but at 10:00 at night
Waiting at the rail giving me a big fright
Neurotic and nervous he licked and coughed
Oh, no! Oh Shoot! He’s up on the loft
Creating giant hairballs so yukky and soft
But Ruth didn’t hesitate she picked him right up
Grabbing him quickly she must interrupt
Off to the laundry to cough on the paper
Hoping to get there to end this bad caper
An independent soul he was always so moody
I’ll come to you when I am good and ready
Saying, “Don’t pick me up unless I tell you!”
Any other time I’ll scat and you’ll be blue
Engines purring he climbs up in my lap
Settling down for his short cat nap
I’ll sleep, he’ll sleep and then he’s gone
While I am still snoring as I sleep on
He’ll be roaming the house while he’s all alone
He thought he was sneaky but we knew better
Our bed was a no no and he was a fretter
Climbing on our bed while we were away
That warm spot that indent we knew where he lay
It’s me for a nap but it’s Ruth who he loves
The feeling is mutual as she gives him soft rubs
Sometimes I am jealous of this moody feline
Especially when he cuts in and takes up my time
Tiger came first on many occasions
Knowing he was the king our special obsession
For sixteen years he watched out the window
Then ran to the door as we said hello
We were grieved when he left us it was time to move on
But we loved him dearly and are sad that he’s gone.

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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27 thoughts on “Our Dear Cat Tiger

  1. It is hard to lose them. They are such a Presence in our lives. I love the sound of his wonderful life. He had a good home! You must miss him , for sure.

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