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Today the challenge at Real Toads is to write a poem inspired by cats.  I can do that.  I have real life inspiration around here!  I’m also sharing with d’Verse Poets for their open link.

Bob--my livestock guardian cat

Bob–my livestock guardian cat

Almond slit pupils
narrowed to watch
catching all movement
waiting, waiting, waiting
Ready to pounce!

High arched back and
bottle-brush swishing tail;
a warning to prey and predator
–don’t mess with me.
Hear me roar!

Ready for a fight,
never gonna back down.
Growling, growling, growling,
better be ready to fight–
This pussy bites!


12 thoughts on “Watching

  1. I love cats and would love to own one – although realising the cat would really own me – but can’t as I am very allergic to the bites of the livestock they often carry..
    Love your very accurate description of our feline friends.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

  2. You told this nice, Teresa. Cats are sooo brave when on the attack, seems they think they are invincible. That’s when they initiate. But given a predator or upset human and they are on the defensive, playing ‘scaredy-cat .’
    I like cats also. We have reached the age where a cat would be a big liability, in tripping and the like and also taking care of properly. Same for a dog.

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