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?


28 Responses

  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. 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’ … 🙂

  3. 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. 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 🙂

      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.

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