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Three Books of Poems on Cats. It’s International Cat Day!
Three Books of Poems on Cats. It’s International Cat Day!

It’s International Cat Day!

And because cats and poems go together like birds and musical theatre, I am celebrating with some poetry!

Here are some poems from three collections dedicated to our furry friends, our cuddly companions, our commander in cat.

“If animals could speak the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.”

Mark Twain

I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marcuiliano

I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano


This table is cold

That hand is cold

The needle is cold

The stethoscope is cold

The doctor is cold

The nurse is cold

This room is cold

The only thing that’s warm

Is the puddle of urine

I made on the vet’s notes


Busy, Busy

It’s 8am and time to rest

It’s 10am and time to relax

It’s noon and time for repose

It’s 3pm and time for shut-eye

It’s 6pm and time for siesta

It’s 9pm and time to slumber

It’s midnight and time to snooze

It’s 4am and time to hang upside down from your bedroom ceiling, screaming


Poetry from Scratch, A Kitten's Book of Verse by Jennifer McCartney

Poetry From Scratch by Jennifer McCartney

Of Mice and Men

There once was a cat who loved books

He liked bookshelves that had lots of nooks

He thought especially nice

The tomes about mice

One page and the kitty was hooked


Haiku of Shame

Returned from the vet

Plastic cone embarrassment

Please, please kill me now


Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

Gus: The Theatre Cat

Gus is the Cat at the Theatre Door.

His name, as I ought to have told you before,

Is really Asparagus. That’s such a fuss

To pronounce, that we usually just call him Gus.

His coat’s very shabby, he’s thin as a rake,

And he suffers from palsy that makes his paw shake.

Yet he was, in his youth, quite the smartest of Cats –

But no longer a terror to mice and to rats.

For he isn’t the cat that he was in his prime;

Though his name was quite famous, he says, in its time.




I hope you enjoyed these purrfect poems!

And don’t forget to give the kitten in your life an extra special cuddle today!


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