Poems Ramblings

An ode to a kitten

“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.”

Albert Schweitzer

I brought you, shivering under a thick coat of fur

Into our four walls, disguised from the mayhem of the murmuring city

 

You spread your little presence on our little lives

And the warmth melted my knotted agitation

 

You gave us a home in our cement box

An escape from the gurgling madness of our minds

 

Spared my drowning mind

From worries and uninvited thoughts

 

Beholden to your tender cheer

I owe you my love

 

Yes, I adopted a fur ball. Let the ceremony begin!

 

And she has her own Instagram. Why?

 

I am not that active on social media, I might post a picture of a tree now and then, but it stops there. The negativity of the perpetual stream of forged positivity is unbearable.

 

I decided to share her with animal-appreciating recipients, and add a bit of genuine positivity to the Instagram feed. Make someone’s day, bring a tiny smile to lives of individuals who are disenchanted with reality. And my kitty won’t get her ego bruised because of likes or followers, but her life will spread joy, even if minuscule. Win-win?

Tell me, do you have any pets?

 

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28 Comments

  1. That’s a really beautiful Ode!!! It made my heart smile! I have a cat named Bella but I am surrendering her to be put down because she is not well and I cannot stand to see her suffer. Your poem brought some joy in the midst of my grief–thank you! 🙂 <3

  2. Lovely. I currently have two chickens that I keep as pets. They are called Adelaide and Angelica and they give me an egg each everyday, so enough for me and to give to friends now and then. 🙂

    1. AWWWW, I used have baby chicks as pets, they are so lovely xx

  3. Congrats on the new member of the family!
    I have a pitbull named Ino…he’s an old man now, but he’s the biggest teddy bear that ever was… 🙂

    1. Em says:

      Thank you, and I love pitbulls, want to get a pit terrier in the future, they’re the best.

  4. Aww… what a cutie patootie! A friend of mine who lives in Florida fosters abandoned kittens till they find a forever home. She posts photos of them on her facebook page and I practically always have a ‘melt response’ … 🙂

    1. Em says:

      Awww.. that’s very nice of them. I am always watching cat s and dog home videos, serious addiction haha

  5. Welcome to the world of cat parents! Those of us who are owned by felines know a happiness others can only guess at. Enjoy!

    1. Em says:

      Thanks, she is the best, I am one happy mama

  6. I could feel the love bursting forth through your words, and it was beautiful! I love pets, although I don’t have any right now: my life isn’t stable enough at the moment. Perhaps I’ll get a dog when, or if, I stop moving every two years. Knowing me though, that could be a very long time.

    1. Em says:

      Thanks, I hope you can get a pet soon, it’s an amazing feeling. My parents didn’t allow pets and when I moved out, I was either too broke or moving all the time. But it finally happened and I am one happy mama.

      1. I had a dog when I was younger, and she was wonderful. I’ve also lived in houses where my roommates had cats, and most of them were pretty good. One of the cats was rather grumpy, however.

        I also occasionally dog-sit for my sister or my friends. I love it 🙂

  7. She’s adorwables 😍
    I want a kitten. Preferably a lion one. Or a penguin, but that’s not technically a cat.

    1. Em says:

      hihi Penguins are very cute, so are baby lions 😍

  8. I don’t have any for now but I’m definitely getting one in the nearest future cos I so much love them especially dogs

    1. Em says:

      Pets are the best anti-anxiety anti-depression anti-anything meds. You will be one happy papa

      1. Smiles… I just can’t wait to get one… You know my friend have one in School and I love the dog so much, he’s friendly and loyal

  9. As a cat addict – where do you live so I can steal fluffy mcnaughtypaws?

    1. Em says:

      hahaha I love that name

      1. It just fell out of my brain when I saw the kitty pic!!

  10. One cat, a black & white 2 year-old male christened Harry Potter by The Girl. Am under intense pressure to get a dog, though, but so far able to resist.

    1. Em says:

      aww I love the the creative name. Why wouldn’t you want to get a pup?

      1. The last attempt, a rescue dog, almost killed me by way of heart attack or stroke and was returned to the pound after 2 unbearably stressful months.

        I haven’t ruled it out but have a lot of research to do yet and promises to secure from The Girl.

        1. Em says:

          Oh no, sorry to hear(or read), I hope your next experience will be waaaaay more pleasant.

          1. Me too. I hear death by heart attack or by stroke is pretty unpleasant!

  11. She’s so cuttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Aaah. So jealous. We can’t even get a cat because my sisters allergic to both cats and dogs, darn it.

    1. I am mildly allergic to cats too, but once I get too exposed it calms down.

      1. Wow, I do not understand how that works at all. 😂😭

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