Catnap

by James Ray Deaton2/12/15

(With apologies to Theodor)

Do you nap with a cat;
Do you nap in a hat?

Do you nap with a snore;
Do you nap at the store?

Is your kitty cat black;
Is your kitty cat white?

Does she cuddle or hiss
When you come into sight?

Does she always wear booties
And an all-weather coat?

Does she sleep down at your feet
Or up at your throat?

Do you nap in a hammock;
Do you nap on the couch?

Do you power nap, catnap
Or nap in a pouch?

Do you smile and cuddle when you nap with your cat?

All is all right with a cat in your nap.


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3 Responses to Catnap

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Cats are indeed the best hand warmer ever invented. Nice poem, James.

  2. Timothy Lane says:

    Unfortunately, our last 2 cats were lost some years ago (one was stolen, the other died a few months later), and we haven’t replaced them. Pets are expensive, and also a lot of work when you become increasingly limited physically. But we still think about getting a replacement someday. (Cats are better than dogs for SF fans because they can take care of themselves for a couple of days while you go to a convention. Of course, I also have a humorous piece on the subject: a photo of a cat looking out at the camera with a totally trashed room behind it. The caption is: “Cats are resourceful creatures. When left alone, they can always amuse themselves.”)

  3. Anniel says:

    My cat is wonderful, but, her under hair is white while she has a dark grey/black nimbus, and both layers shed no matter how much she’s groomed. That means no matter what color of clothes we wear, all of us always look ungroomed.

    I love your poem.

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