Monday, August 2, 2010

When I am an old cat....


When I am an Old Cat I shall wear
a diamond collar and leave my footprints
on white couches;
I shall drink my cream with
a touch of brandy and spit out my vitamins;
I shall sit on the laps of dog people just to irritate them;
I shall nap on top of the neighbor's petunias and perch on top of
birdbaths and grow charmingly chubby

But for now I must tolerate the dog
and use my litter box and not sharpen
my claws on the sofa,
so no one can doubt
the truth that cats are superior to dogs.

But every once in a while I wonder
if I should be naughty now and then
and nip a few toes,
so my humans won't be too shocked when suddenly
I become an old cat and
start to wear a diamond collar.

~author unknown...