SidevieW wants us to bring Perspective into perspective:

Mac in basket 

Should you have the honour that
You are servant to a cat
Do attend devotedly
To each feline he or she. 

Pander to the every whim
Of the kitty her or him;
That their wish is your command
Is what quickly should be larned. 

Want inside?  Then do be quick
Opening; if they then lick,
In a pause to do their paws,
For impatience, find no cause. 

Do not ask why they’ve not tried
Nearby window, open wide,
Just accept this is the way
They have chosen for today. 

If they’re wanting to be fed,
Must be now – take that as read!
As a cat-slave, you should see
It must have priority!

And, if they don’t like the taste,
Never mind about the waste.
Find the food, for him or her,
At that moment they pre-fur. 

Many beds down for them lay;
Many games to aid their play;
Other pets should not intrude –
Playing with them’s seen as rude!

Should a stroking be desired
They will tell you when they’re tired:
Do not stop until they say,
‘That’s enough for current day.’ 

Should they do a foolish act,
Showing mirth would not be tact;
Something clever?  Then your praise
Fulsomely the roof should raise. 

Something you must always do
Is forget your point of view,
Which to nothing much amounts –
Their purr-spective is what counts!

© Colonialist November 2013 (WordPress)


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. bluebee says:

    I never used to be a cat person until I looked after a friend’s two, and now I confess to being a bit of a convert, although I still prefer canines, who have such generosity of spirit.


  2. gpcox says:

    Anyone who loves a cat is a friend of mine! Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit my site.


  3. Tomcat Fightback is at the vet’s today having some teeth pulled – the poor lad!


  4. The Asian says:

    This is why I’m inclined to not own a cat. I’m already somebody’s slave at work an is prefer not to be a slave when I get home!


  5. Very cute. I am my cat’s servant 🙂


  6. optie says:

    Purrfect pussycat poem Col 🙂


  7. SidevieW says:

    truly their puurspective


  8. A wonderful piece of doggerel… about a catty subject – and every word so true !!!


  9. nrhatch says:

    Purr-fect purr-spective on the furry beasts that rule the roost. 😀


  10. Grannymar says:

    I am not a cat person, but I bet my sister would enjoy your poem!


  11. Pussycat44 says:

    That’s the way ALL pussycats should be treated, even the human ones 😉


  12. adinparadise says:

    Purrfect poem for the challenge, Col. I sometimes wish that I was a cat. 🙂


  13. misswhiplash says:

    If you have one cat, that’s fine
    But when there’s three just like mine
    They have to learn to share the time
    Except when it is time to dine.

    then each dish is duly put in place
    and each cat eats with mighty grace
    We do not ask for much they say
    Except, love, and food and a place to lay


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