I think that these Poems are very poignant.
I Love My Little Kitty
(I cry every time I read this, as it is soo true. Kim)
I love my little kitty, she makes my house a home.
She always is my best friend, I never feel alone.
She makes me smile, she makes me laugh,
She fills my heart with love ...
Did some breeder breed her, or did she fall down from above?
I've never been a breeder, seen life through their eyes,
I hold my little kitty and just sit and criticize.
I've never known their anguish, I've never felt their pain,
The caring of their charges, through snow or wind and rain.
I've never sat the whole night through, waiting for babies to be born,
The stress and trepidation when they're still not there by dawn.
I've never felt the heartache, of a little life in my hands,
This darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams.
Should you do that instead of this ....or this instead of that,
Alone you fight, and hope one day, he'll grow to be a cat,
and bring joy to another being, and make a house a home,
You know it's all just up to you, you'll fight this fight alone.
Formula, bottles, heating pads, you've got to get this right,
Two hourly feeds for this tiny guy, throughout the day and night.
In your heart you know, you're almost sure to lose the fight,
to save this little baby, but God willing ... you just MIGHT.
Day one he's in there fighting, you say a silent prayer,
Day two & three, he's doing well, with lots of love and care.
Day four & five ... he's still alive, your hopes soar to the heavens,
Day six he slips away again, dies in your hands day seven.
You take this little angel, and bury him alone,
With aching heart and burning tears, and an exhausted groan,
You ask yourself "Why do this? ... why suffer all this pain?"
But see the joy your kittens bring... it really self explains.
So, when you think of breeders and label them with "greed",
Think about what they endure to fill another's need.
When you buy a kitten and with your precious dollars part,
You only pay with money ... we pay with our heart.
Thank you, Dana Crabtree of Catipurrn Exotics, Himis and Persians. She told me that Donna Norris, a CFA Judge, wrote this in memory of her Blue Persian named Leilani.
I Am Your Cat
Do not think of me as an object to bring you fame in the show ring. My most prized trophy is a gentle touch from you. Do not expect from me a new family of babies every four months. I love my little ones and want them with me so I may teach them and play with them for many months as a good mother should. Do not keep me confined in a cage, I am a free spirit, let me live with you in your home! Do not think of me as unknowing, uncaring or an independent being, for I need you. Accept me as I am, care for me and be my friend, and I will give to you in return: A soft touch of my paw on your cheek when you are troubled; A companion when you are lonely; A clown when you are depressed; A trusting, loving purring, being, content to share your happiness and your sorrow. Let me be with you in our small part of this world, for He has created you and me. Do not think of me as a simple creature, for I can see angels you cannot see. I can feel the vibrations and wonders of the universe you cannot feel. I can communicate with you, if you will learn my language. I understand yours. And when the time comes and I will have to leave you, remember I will always be with you, for our spirits are one. Love me! Cherish me! Care for me! I am your cat!
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