05/21/2018 – Poetry by Cats? Yes!

Posted by in Cat Stories on October 5, 2018 0 comments
05/21/2018 – Poetry by Cats? Yes! MissNewtonandPoetry  05/21/2018 – Poetry by Cats? Yes! MissNewtonandPoetry

Poet Pia approves – © Colehauscats.com

A few weeks ago we entered Cat Chat With Caren and Cody’s contest for Cat Lady Confidential Rosa Silva’s book, “I’m not sorry: Poems by Cats.” And we won a copy! We read it to a captive audience (it’s not like the cats could go much of anywhere, anyway), not once but twice (because . . . see previous explanation).

Miss Newton is enthralled – © Colehauscats.com

Quint is captivated – © Colehauscats.com

The cats seemed to like it; they do enjoy a good story for the most part, having gone through a number of classics with Mom over the years – “I am the Cat; Don’t forget that,” “The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee,” “The Humans’ World . . . as Seen by Two Cats,” “Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes,” “Kittens on Vacation,” “Twisted Whiskers: Solving Your Cat’s Behavior Problems,” “The Stray Cat Handbook,” “Cat Tails,” and “I Could Pee on This.”

Ruby wanted to skip to the juicy parts – © Colehauscats.com

We’d be lying if we said no one purred. Of course, Sunny always purrs, as does Miss Newton, Quint, Viola, and Ruby. Maybe cat poetry should become a regular thing around here.

Viola thinks she knows who this poetry is about – © Colehauscats.com

We are thrilled to add this to our growing cat book collection. The Fourth of July is coming up in a few weeks, when we make a big cat fort to hide from the noise of fireworks, and join the kitties for a quiet-ish evening of reading aloud and sharing treats. “I’m not Sorry” will be a great edition. Thank you so much, Caren! Thank you so much, Rosa!

And now, a bit of our own cat poetry, in celebration and in collaboration:

One of Our Best Days Ever!

We won a book!
We took a look.
Mom did say
it made her day.

Dad read the lot,
there was a plot.
When he took a breather
Said we wouldn’t say sorry either.

Mom, we try our best
but must confess.
That barf where you sit,
Tessa did it.
And she’s never sorry about anything!

Tessa listens carefully – © Colehauscats.com

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2017 – No post
2016 – No post
2015 – No post
2014 – Almost Wordless Wednesday
2013 – Ruby Tuesday
2012 – So Many Boxes to Choose From