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Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm a poet and writer

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in magazines,

anthologies and online.

My Crazy Cat

My mother bought a Persian blue,

a cat of regal bearing

who got her foot caught in our flue.

It needed sore repairing.

To take poor pussy to the vet

I have a little case,

but she’s a shrewd and clear-eyed pet

who led me on a chase.

Down the hall,

a caterwaul.

Under the bed,

I bump my head.

Across the lap

of Mrs Map.

By the sink

she steals a drink.

In the dunny,

Very funny!’

(Mr Ware

Is sitting there).

Along the floor,

out the door.

Up the tree.

Ditto me.

Manic.

Panic.

Snap.

Flap.

Lunge.

Plunge.

Ouch!’

Oh, by the way, the poor cat’s fine.

Her foot was no disaster.

I cannot say the same for mine,

which is encased in plaster.

 

14 thoughts on “My Crazy Cat

  1. dear alys,
    I love this poem because of the drama that happens. I love drama😂😂😂 don’t you? my favorite type of cat is a maine coon. I like dogs more than cats.

    kind regards Tirath.

    • Hi Tirath. I just looked up Maine Coon cats on Google. I had no idea they were so pretty!! I can see why you like them. 😊 Dogs are so cute, too, of course. When I was little we had a sheepdog which was very smart and gorgeous. Alys

  2. ha,ha,ha that is perfect especially because my little sister chases my 2 chocolate Burmese around all day and hurts herself every time!!! you have such great stories and poems and this one definitely made me laugh!

    • I do love cats, Madeline, but my ragdoll (Leo) can be so mischievous!! Not quite as bad as the crazy cat in my poem but…..I’m glad you enjoyed it! Alys 🐱😼😺😼

    • Hi again Nuwin. Having a pet is wonderful but taking a cat to the vet is DIFFICULT!!! This is why I wrote this poem. I’m so pleased you liked it. Alys 🐱🐯

  3. hi Alys.
    I really liked this poem. it reminded me how hard it
    was to take my dog to the vet back in Sri Lanka. And
    it had so many rhymes that were funny.
    bye.
    Tiaana

    • Oh my goodness, Tiaana. It can be so hard taking pets to the vet. I hope that your dog was OK!! Glad you thought the rhymes were funny 😄 Alys

  4. Hi Alys,
    It was an interesting poem. I liked the rhyming words you have used in it. I don’t have any pets but I can now imagine how hard it can be for them to look after their pets.

    • Hi again, Ishrit. I have a pet cat called Leo but he definitely isn’t as crazy as the cat in my poem. Although he can be very, very silly. And yes, it is sometimes difficult to look after him. Alys 😄

  5. Hi Alys,
    I loved this poem it made me laugh that cat is defiantly a crazy cat. It would be terrible if it was true. Where did you get the idea of this poem from? I haven’t got a pet but have you got a pet.
    Japleen

    • It is definitely very crazy! The cat, not the poem 😁. I do have a pet, a ragdoll cat called Leo. He can be very silly sometimes. He loves ambushing me and leaping off the furniture. I think that’s where I got the idea from…😹😼😽 Alys

  6. Hi Alys
    I really liked this poem because it made me laugh!!!!
    It reminded me of what owners go through to take their pets to the vet.
    I love your poems as they are really funny and interesting.
    I would this poem an A+ because of the amount of description you put in.
    Another thing I like about your poems is that you always don’t always give always the ending.
    Yenuli

    • I’m so glad this poem made you laugh, Yenuli. It is a very silly poem and thankfully isn’t a true story 😄 I am also very happy you would give me an A+!! I will try to write some more funny poems soon. Alys

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