A Cat, A Rat, and A Mat

Teresa has set up a new challenge today

Something in my head reminded me of a poem I wrote in 1983, so I’ve tweaked it a bit to include a mat

A Cat’s Delight

(Originally written 15th August 1983)

Dad brought us home a puppy,
A tiny ball of skin,
It must have cost a packet as
His wallet looked awfully thin.
A bald chihuahua pedigree,
Which looked more like a rat,
One thing was for certain,
It didn’t impress the cat!
We put it in a shoebox
Padded out with cotton wool,
A dish of milk and Farley’s
Then put it somewhere cool.
We made sure he was comfy,
And off to bed we went,
Thinking of the price of it,
How much our Dad had spent.
Next day we got up early,
Before the crack of dawn,
To look in on ‘our baby’…
Oh no! The pup had gone.
We looked in all the cupboards,
Under chairs and kitchen mat,
Behind the fridge and cooker,
We didn’t think about the cat.
Queen Puss looked smug and satisfied
She’d obviously had her fill
But God knows what our Dad will say
At having foot the bill
For her majesty’s tasty dinner,
A treat beyond compare…
She couldn’t tell the difference
T’ween mouse and pup with no hair!

Once again my apologies to all small dog owners, though this was actually based on a true story.

© pensitivity101


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to A Cat, A Rat, and A Mat

  1. Nice account of happy memory

  2. Irene says:

    True story, wow!

  3. Sadje says:

    This is gruesome.

  4. Jen Goldie says:

    😂 Thats horrible! 😂

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