Cats are such a joy.
On one hand, they’re adorable.
And they provide hours of entertainment both in the form of comedy…
But they can also be needy…
…and owning a cat often means waking up to this:
It’s a tough choice.
Maybe this poem, first published by the Poetry Society of Texas in A Book of the Year 2016, will help you decide if you need a cat. (Or not.)
Get a Cat (or Don’t)
* a series of haiku *
Why you should get a
cat: Explanation for all
those mid-night noises.
Why you shouldn’t get
a cat: The increased number
of mid-night noises.
When the cat doesn’t
help: You hear a noise… the cat’s
sleeping beside you.
When the cat makes it
worse: You hear nothing… the cat
Worst possible case:
There is a ghost… the cat likes
it better than you.
What should you do? Get
rid of the cat—problem solved.
Wait… what was that noise?
© Carie Juettner
First place in the Poetry Society of Texas Fill in the Blanks Award, 2015
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10 thoughts on “Get a Cat (or Don’t)”
Haha! The six stages of a relationship. Only levelled up cat owners will have had opportunity to witness such a display. Love the poem!
Oh, I am a leveled up cat owner for sure. 😉 Thanks!
I always love reading about your animals. Hilarious pics!
Thank you! They amuse me. 🙂
Haha, truth. 🙂 I love the blog makeover, btw! It’s looking snazzy in here!
Thank you! I thought it needed some color. 🙂
Aww, love all the pictures!! What a fun compilation. Are they yours?
Kathrin — http://mycupofenglishtea.wordpress.com
Thanks! Yep, all three adorable monsters are mine. 🙂
Always. Get. A. Cat. Haha, very well written 😁
🙂 Thank you!