WHY IS A CAT NOT LIKE A DOG?

Why Is a Cat Not Like a Dog? ~ a poem from a dog’s perspective from the poetry book for animal and nature lovers ‘As Good as Gold‘.

“A cat has a heart-shaped nose above a mouth with piercing teeth,
A cat has paws with soft, pink cushions hiding sharp claws beneath,
A cat has pointy whiskers, to catch running drops of milk
And a tail to play with, a tail that flicks, made of silk.

Why is a cat
Like that?

A cat is playful, yet she loves to sleep.
A cat drinks milk, but prefers raw meat.
A cat will meow and shriek and spit when she’s upset with you,
Yet curl and purr so softly, it will lure you into a snooze.

Why does a cat
Act like that?

A cat will jump around like she has springs instead of feet,
A cat will roam at night, her eyes turn “torches” in a beat.
A cat will choose her home and master, it hardly chooses her
And if she feels like doing so, you name it, and she’ll do it with a purr.

Why does a cat
Act like that?

A cat will watch from high above, and jump upon her prey,
She’ll hardly learn a trick or two, yet pantry’s door is play.
She’ll never fetch or chew a shoe,
She’d rather use her claws
To let you know she’s made her mind,
A cat will hardly joke.

I guess a cat is just a cat as I’m a dog myself.
A cat can’t bark, she’ll spit;
She can’t protect a home, like me, she’ll use her claws instead.
A cat will lure you off to sleep by purring low and soft,
Her body’s reassuring, warm, as I dose off at noon.
I guess a cat’s a cat and could be good around the room.

I guess a cat is just like that,
She’s different and that
Is okay
With me.”

(Patricia Furstenberg, 2018)

As Good as Gold, poem about dogs and puppies
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10 Replies to “WHY IS A CAT NOT LIKE A DOG?”

    1. Thank you, Diana.
      Glad it made you smile, it was my intention.

      I think we can all do with an extra smile these days.
      Stay safe xx

    1. Thank you, Roberta.
      I tried to portray how humans conceptualize cats and dogs differently.

    1. Thank you so much, Martie 🙂
      So lovely to see you her

      I apologize that your comment shows up so late, somehow it went into the spam folder. I can’t understand why.

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