Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2014 - Letter S

Hello, Old Friends and New and Welcome to

and my 3rd year of  blogging in the Challenge. 

I love cats. I can't remember a time when there weren't cats in my life. Sometimes one or two, most times lots more. My husband, Gary, and I seem to be magnets for strays. Consequently, I have many photographs of cats and kittens that resided outside our houses and of those who, by the luck of the draw or paw, made it into the inner sanctum of feline luxury, our home. I have also written poems and stories about cats that I will share for the next 7 blog days with you. I am also looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what interests you.

S is for Substitute Cat...

Cardboard Cats

Cardboard cats
   Are a great kind of cat.
They sit on a shelf
   And wait to be petted.
They don't howl or hiss
   Or want to be feted.
Cardboard cats
   Are a great kind of cat.

Cardboard cats
   Are a swell kind of cat.
They don't scratch the couch
   Or make the room smell.
They can't cough up hairballs
   Or yowl till you yell.
Cardboard cats
   Are a swell kind of cat.

Cardboard cats
Are a substitute cat.
They can't purr or cuddle
   Or make you feel better.
They can't sit on your lap
   And act like a sweater.
Cardboard cats
Are a ... maybe not so much.
                               By Suz

Since 1998, this Cat (Leopard) has been with me for 3 hospital stays, 3 cruises, and every vacation I've taken, including all the car and train trips I've taken to my sister's house. He hangs out of my big tote bag. The stories he could tell. The cabin assistants especially liked him on the Canadian cruise we took. See below.

It was a 14 day cruise and we had to put the cat in a 12 step program after we got home.

Thank you for stopping in and I hope you enjoy my pampered cats.

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge - 2014 


JoJo said...

that's adorable! I have a little stuffed dog that goes with me on trips...I named him Lucky.

Heather M. Gardner said...

It's a puma.


Andrea said...

Love the companion!!!

Kathe W. said...

very fun post! Cheers!