by Ruth

My  own  cat  up  my  own  tree

My own cat up my own tree

The little girl looked out to see
A pussy cat sitting up a tree.
She opened the door and ran to touch
The silky fur she loved so much.
'Come back now,do as you are told'
Mam said 'You'll catch your death of cold'
For the girl wore only her knickers and vest,
She'd been in the middle of getting dressed.
She longed for a pussy cat of her own,
But her dad would moan and groan:
'You have a dog and that's enough,
As dogs are made of better stuff.
I don't like cats and nor should you,
You'll have to make the doggie do'

The years passed by, the girl has grown,
With a home and cats now of her own.
The happy woman looks out to see
Her very own cat up her very own tree.

In case you hadn't guessed, that girl was me.

Kattaddorra signature Ruth

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Feb 20, 2010 Simple poem touched me
by: Michael G

Your poem touched my heart.
It is simple yet speaks of the longing of the young kattaddorra and then the happiness of the grown kattaddorra.
I think we can all relate to the helplessness of childhood when we couldn't have what we longed for most.

Feb 20, 2010 Brings back memories...
by: Bob

This poem immediately made me think of my father. Dad always hated cats, and I was never allowed to have one. Now that I have my own house and my own cats, that "cat hater" absolutely loves my cats. He plays with them when he visits, took care of them while I was on vacation, and has picked them up from the vet when I couldn't get out of work to do it myself. He has his own nicknames for them, and calls them his "grandkittens". When he comes into my house, they go right to him to be petted, and he loves every minute of it. The change still amazes me.

Feb 19, 2010 great poem
by: kathy

I love your poem because when I was growing up on a farm I was never alowed to have any animals. We had a family dog but when we moved into town off of the farm he became vicious and my parents had him put to sleep. Ive had lots of animals since then but now I an content with my three cats and all the wild animals I can coax to my yard and see in the forests.

Feb 19, 2010 Meow!
by: Susan

This made me smile, thanks Ruth ;-)) Your kitties are lucky to have a mom like you!

Feb 19, 2010 KATTADDORRA
by: Gail (Boston, MA USA)

Awesome Ruth! Great poem.

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