My Cat

I’m always saying, “Oh, you silly cat!”
But I wonder, where’s the truth in that?

My cat is smart, not silly at all-
Happy chasing a spot of light on the wall,

Completely content basking in the sun
Or in full motion on a tearing run.

My cat can be so independent, but
When he wants attention, he’s insistent.

It may be silly how he sometimes acts,
But he gets my love when he curls on my lap.

That cat worked his way into my heart-
What do you think? Isn’t that smart?

Written in response to Teachers Write Mini-Lesson by Liz Garton Scanlon, author of All the World, Noodle and Lou (picture books) and The Great Good Summer (middle grades novel).
Here’s her encouraging comment:
Dr. Seuss didn’t do too badly with silly little rhymes about a silly little cat 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

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4 Responses to My Cat

  1. I think you captured cat’s “catitude” perfectly. I like that you included Liz Garton Scanlon’s comment, too.

  2. klrembert says:

    VERY clever! I am going to have to pick up the book sounds like something I’d love.

  3. I was late today as well! Funnily enough, I almost wrote a slice about the many cats in my life. I only have the one, but I have many feline friends. This is a super cute poem!

  4. Cathy Mere says:

    Cats really are quite clever, aren’t they? What a delightful poem. I can tell this cat has truly worked his way into your heart.


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