Elvira Mistress of Felinity, here, with a postscript of sorts to our recent kitten rescue adventure.
As readers of this blog know Houston has a serious stray animal crisis on its hands, a problem exacerbated by the fact that far too many dogs and cats, both stray and those with homes, are not fixed.
This got me to thinking of a way to express my concern about this issue via my talent for poetry.
Daddy Kiril has been reading a book containing the creative writing of the cat loving, 19th century British, artist, poet and storyteller Edward Lear so, at night, I have been finding time to read the book, too, while daddy sleeps.
One poem caught my attention and got me to thinking and writing...
This is the result:
Feline Resignation or “Rutting Season” by Elvira Mistress of Felinity
I really hate to mention it,
But, I want to make it plain -
Very soon, you need to know,
It will be rutting season again! -
Tom after tom, they will pleasure me -
Siamese - Maine Coon - plain black -
Three times a year, you see,
I get this urge to hop into the sack!
They tempt me so, with looks so fair.
Their yowling so attracts me! -
Young - middle-aged - old - who cares! -
I welcome all comers with glee! -
It’s true this love is fleeting,
I brush each one off, after, like dust -
While there is no other meeting,
Raise our 3 offspring I must.
I bat my eyes, saying a sexy "meow",
And let them have their way! -
They say they love me so,
And this, too, I let them know -
For my part, I’m so very sick
Of acting the tart with all this lust -
To find a fix, that’s the trick!
Otherwise 9 kitten births a year I must.