Cantering Captain Pande (Monium)

Updated on November 16, 2018
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An enthusiastic writer, Pamela has been writing on HubPages for eight years.

Arabella Pandemonium
Arabella Pandemonium

Arabella Pandy

Arabella Pandy,
a fine little Pom,
all white and jubilant,
prancing along –
until she hears Pamela
in a place the lady
does not belong.

Emerald has five names and nine beds and would be very pleased if Pandy would go live in someone else's house rather than hers.
Emerald has five names and nine beds and would be very pleased if Pandy would go live in someone else's house rather than hers. | Source

Where do the felines choose to stay?

It is the master bedroom closet
where the felines choose to stay,
each draped across their comfy bed.
They seldom care to play.

Here comes Galloping Supervisor –
yes, half-wishing today
to be Cantering Captain Pandy
arriving for duties and display!

Balancing at full halt
between the two cats’ faces,
Pandy’s chin points strongly upward,
eager for good times and races.

Pandy teetering on two back feet –
and feeling terrifically tall --
will thwart the unfairness
of felines
getting petted at all, at all!

Princely, kind Princely.
Princely, kind Princely.

Pandy -- front and center

Pandy is front and center
as Pamela strokes both cats.
Emerald hisses at the presence
of this canine Sassy-Pants.

Then Emerald loudly YOWLS
and takes a swipe toward the face
of this intrusive dog
in the cats’ private space.

“We had better go, Pandy,”
says Pamela to the fearless Pom.
“Soon Emerald will lose patience
and extend her claws. Come along.”

Little Pandy struts out of the closet –
happy, proud and strong,
knowing she has done her duty
and she will do so, all day long!

Miss Pamela returns to her desk
down the long, dark hall.
Pitter-pattering, Pandy follows
wondering when she can play ball.

Pandy lies at Pamela’s feet
and breathes a muffled sigh
‘I need sunshine and a ball to chase.
Why this? Why must I pronely lie?’

Oh, Pandy!

The hours pass. Pandy sleeps.
Her lady toils ‘til done.
“Come, Pandy, let’s go check the cats.”
Now Pandy’s at full run!

To the cats’ den, Pandy gallops
and skids happily into place.
Almost tumbling, she straightens.
Front and center! Turn and face!

“Oh, Pandy! When will you calmly enter
and thus earn a captain’s grade?”
Emerald’s eyes flash the query.
Pandy replies, “When I’m bored and staid!”

Pamela pats three furry heads,
then invites Pandy outside to play.
“Come on, Galloping Supervisor,
Let’s chase the ball today.”

Pande, Pandy to her friends, is always ready to play, romp and run.
Pande, Pandy to her friends, is always ready to play, romp and run.

© 2018 Pamela Dapples


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    • Pamela Kinnaird W profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela Dapples 

      10 months ago from Just Arizona Now

      Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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      John Hansen 

      12 months ago from Queensland Australia

      What beautiful animals Pamela, and lovely poetry to highlight them. I have six cats and two dogs so this appealed to me.

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      19 months ago from USA

      You have such a good heart rescuing these sweet animals. It's easy to buy a perfect one, but so much more challenging and rewarding to take one who comes with a story (where you need to take them "as is").

    • Pamela Kinnaird W profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela Dapples 

      19 months ago from Just Arizona Now

      Thank you, FlourishAnyway. Emerald came first. I've had her for ten years and she is a bit odd as she is a one-person cat and will not associate much with other cats. It took three years for her to warm up to Princely, the white cat. I got him at the shelter when I went to look at dogs. His owner had died and he looked so miserable and hopeless. Pandy has been with us now almost two years. After finding her (lost) and trying to network her on 30 dog sites in all of Phoenix for weeks, I gave her to a really good rescue organization that I trusted. I had liked my routine and didn't like losing sleep as I'd been doing. I hadn't slept in once since she arrived. But then after signing her over, I missed her so much, I adopted her back within a week. FlourishAnyway, I haven't seen your hubs in ages as I've been away. I will be looking at your newest themes. Happy writing!.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      19 months ago from USA

      Your cats are patient with Pandy. Who came first? They are all beautiful. You tell a cute little tale of mischief.

    • Pamela Kinnaird W profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela Dapples 

      19 months ago from Just Arizona Now

      Thank you, Nithya! Am getting two more kitties on Thursday.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      19 months ago from Dubai

      Your pets are so adorable. Enjoyed reading about your pet cats and dog.

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      Ann Carr 

      19 months ago from SW England

      Lovely story and those fun pets of yours are real characters! Cats can be so aloof can't they, and dogs just want to play.



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