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When Your Cat Drives You Crazy


I love You So Much But You Have To Stop

You lie next to me

As if there was just the two of us

So relaxed and content

I pat you on your head and under your chin

You look so happy

Then you leave in a hurry

Off to your bed

Climbing in as to go to sleep

Then later up and roaming around

In behind the t.v. set

I think you go there because it is warm

We call you and you ignore us

As we try to get you out

You lay low and quiet

We have tried to spray you with water and a citrus spray

Your not suppose to like

We bring out a large piece of tin foil

Only to rattle you

Each attempt we come up short

Then moments later she left on her own

As if nothing we could do would bother her

She goes from calm to wild in sixty seconds

She begins to race back and forth

To get her exercise in for the day

Later at night, when we are sound asleep

She claws at our bed rails

We say stop

She hops up on our bureau

Only to knock things off

Jumping up on our bed

Only to lick my face and snuggle into me close

Slowly falling asleep under my arm

You would never know

She was the same lively cat

That raced out the door when we weren't looking

We called to her frantically

As she hid under our car

We rattled her treats

So she would come back in

Ever so quietly she poked her head out

Coming a little closer

We grabbed her quickly

What are you doing?

You know you don't go outside

Are you running away from home?

We will miss you so much

We clean out your cat box as soon as you go

We feed your favorite dry cat food

We make sure your nails our cut

Leave the radio on for you when we go out

You are part of our family

We brush your hair often

We can only hope

Your here to stay for many years to come


DREAM ON (author) on April 28, 2020:

John Hansen I love all your responses. You share so much in your writings and in your comments. Thank you for reading and caring. Your porch sounds like the place to hang out. I can imagine all the cats loving their home. Have a great day.

DREAM ON (author) on April 27, 2020:

Chatra Ram I am so glad you have enjoyed so many of my poems. I see you have been very busy yourself. Thank you for your support and friendship. Happy writing and may each day only get better.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 27, 2020:

DreamOn, we have a back porch with a number of hammocks and boxes made into cat beds. They all sleep and are fed there.

One is the mother of three others, and another two were strays we adopted. The eldest female is the matriarch on the bunch, and the males occasionally try to assert their superiority over each other but mostly they get one. Feeding* time is ok..they tell me when it’s time and all know their respective dishes. Nope, no mouse would be seen around here...for long anyway.

DREAM ON (author) on April 27, 2020:

John Hansen Wow six of them. I have so many questions for you. Where do they sleep? Who is the boss? Are they all from the same litter? I would love to see feeding time. No mice have a chance. Thank you for reading and sharing. I love one and I had two cats at one time. It was a handful. I will check out your hub. Have a lovely purrfect day.

DREAM ON (author) on April 27, 2020:

Lorna Lamon I can't take all the credit. Charlotte our lovable and impossible cat takes a bow. She knows we are talking about her. So she came up to me on the chair next to the computer to make sure I don't tell a lie. Life is so full of the unexpected. Sometimes the best thing to do is laugh. Thank you so much for reading and enjoying my little world of humor.

DREAM ON (author) on April 27, 2020:

Gypsy Rose Lee I am so sad about Sid. Charlotte will always miss Sid so so much. Well, Cheese will definitely be different but special in so many ways. It is amazing how our pets change our lives and make us seem we are the pet and they are the owner. Thank you for reading and sharing. Take care and enjoy the sun.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 27, 2020:

Sounds like Charlotte or Her Majesty thinks the world should revolve around her only. Reading this I really miss my cat, Sid. My houseguest Cheese is a different cat entirely always surely and nasty except around dad. I make some tuna salad and he snarls then I give him the rest of the tuna in the can and all is right with the world. Hope this finds you well and keeping safe.

Lorna Lamon on April 27, 2020:

Your poems are like a breath of fresh air Dream On and this one is no exception. They do say that cats are the epitome of indifference, however, they take up that special room in our hearts and we love them. A wonderful write which made me smile.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 26, 2020:

Haha I can so relate to this Dream On. Cat's have a mind of their own and I have six of them. Love them all. I wrote a poem called "Cat's Eye View" on my lates Poems From the Porch 29 hub. You may enjoy it.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on April 26, 2020:

Grateful poetry

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