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Poem: "Furry Virtues" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Furry Virtues"

This poem came out of the June 1, 2010 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from marina_bonomi.  It was sponsored by laffingkat -- and simultaenousely picked out by janetmiles.  *chuckle*  The 2010 Holiday Poetry Sale is suddenly turning into a pileup at the table!  Hee!  (I am suddenly reminded of a holiday commercial that featured a dog covered in wrapping paper under a Christmas tree, tail wagging...)

Furry Virtues


A dog is
loyalty and obedience,
teamwork and love.

A cat is
whimsy and independence,
self-sufficiency and satire.

A dog is the slave who saves his master's life.
A cat is the slave who whispers, "You're only mortal."
Our pets embody the virtues that we value.

Meanwhile,
the wild child laughs
and buys a lizard.

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fabricdragon From: fabricdragon Date: December 17th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
8 cats and a dog.. i guess we like more whimsy? or maybe its just that crazy collects around here
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 17th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

*grin*

Hey, whatever works for you!
siege From: siege Date: December 18th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I dunno about a lizard, but I did consider rats and ferrets...
natf From: natf Date: December 21st, 2010 06:08 am (UTC) (Link)
I absolutely love this!

Then again, our Pixel (icon) is a loyal and loving cat. He knows when I am unwell or unhappy and makes sure to either lie on me or sit near me so that I know he is there for me. Smudge is a much more fickle and selfish cat. She will cuddle if *she* wants a cuddle, but has many I-just-wanna-be-alone-Za-Za-Gabor moments. We joke that Pixel will eat anything like an omnivorous dog and that maybe he is half-cat-half-dog, but Smudge is 150% feline matriarch.

P.S. (added to memories)

Edited at 2010-12-21 06:08 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 21st, 2010 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad this one stuck in your memory.
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