Message From An Older Cat
I sit alone and so confused, behind the metal bars.
The loss I am feeling, will forever leave its scars.
My family left me here one day, a month or two ago.
They said, "Don't worry, you'll find a new home, we know".
It seems they'd bought a condo, that said "No Pet Permitted".
I thought they'd never leave me, but they did it.
My favorite window sill is gone, where I use to lay and sun.
I cried all night the day they left remembering all the years of fun.
Now people stop and look at me, and always say, "poor thing".
Then they choose a kitten, when they could of had a King!
As days go by, it's getting worse, the memories, you see.
Of laughter and my family, hands that once stroked me.
There was lots of laughter as I played with all my toys.
I miss them both so much these days,
their love, their kisses, and the joy. 
So, please, if you stop by my "home",  just give me an extra rub.
I've given up being adopted, but sure could use the love. And if you really like me, please take me with you. I'll be really good, I promise, and love you long and true!
- Anonymous


Those who teach us
the most about humanity
aren't always human. 
- Donald Hicks

When God Created Kitty Cats

A Poem by Virginia (Ginny) Ellis
Copyright April 2009

When God created kitty cats,
He had no Recipe;
He knew He wanted something sweet,
As sweet as sweet could be.

He started out with sugar,
Adding just a trace of spice;
Then stirred in drops of Morning dew,
To keep them fresh and nice

He thought cats should be soft to pet,
So He gave them coats of fur;
So they could show they were content,
He taught them how to purr.

He made for them long tails to wave,
While strutting down the walk;
Then trained them in meow-ology,
So they could do cat-talk.

He made them into acrobats,
And gave them grace and poise;
Their wide-eyes curiosity,
He took from little boys.

He put whiskers on their faces,
Gave them tiny ears for caps;
Then shaped their little bodies,
To snugly fit on laps.

He gave them eyes as big as saucers,
To look into man’s soul;
Then set a tolerance for mankind,
Their purpose and their goal.

He made so many of them;
Then charged, with fatherly concern,
The human race to love them.

When one jumped up upon His lap,
God gently stroked its head;
The cat gave Him a kitty kiss,
“What wondrous love,” God Said.

God smiled at His accomplishment,
So pleased with His creation;
And said, with pride, as He sat back,
“At last…I’ve reached purr-fection!”


AILUROPHILIA is the love of cats.

The term comes from Herodotus, the Greek historian,
who called the cats he found in Egypt "ailuroi" - tail wavers

People who like cats are called ailurophiles