Loyal Friend

A lovely photo of my gentle feline, Gilbert, has prompted me to publish this poem I wrote a number of years ago. I hope you enjoy it.

Gilbert’s Song (With apologies to L.C.)

Who’s there when you call
Who is loyal and true?
Who sleeps at your feet
Who’s the closest to you?
Who, when you sniffle
Always talks back?
Who has the keenest
Of urinary tracts?
Who leaps to catch?
Then hunkers down?
Who jumps the post
And plays the clown?
Who pummels the cushion
To a misshapen mass?
Who snuggles with teddies
And peers in the glass?
Who stuffs his face?
And then wants more?
Who lives for kibble,
Canned galore?
Who runs when called?
And grunts reply?
Who howls in fear
When trouble’s nigh?
The answer of course
Is no surprise;
It’s Gilbert, the black
With the green, hooded eyes!

Kathleen Mortensen © 2003

4 thoughts on “Loyal Friend

  1. Kathleen…have you ever written about the differences between “cat people” and “dog people”? I'd be curious to see what you could come up with. Hope you're well in Canadialand.M


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