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Sneakers

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PhaerieChild
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0 posted 12-31-1999 04:15 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PhaerieChild



           SNEAKERS


What an ugly little thing you were
With coat all gray and dirty
You crawled into my lap one night
When you really hungry and thirsty.

You wormed your way into the room
Where you knew food would be
You gave a plaintive little meow
And I could plainly see

That you were not so ordinary
You had a certain touch of gabby
Scruffy little piece of fluff,
Marked all over like a tabby

I fed you some warm milk, a little bread
I didn't have any kitten food
But you seemed happy with my gift
The meow said, "Hey, that's good."

You went into the living room
And made yourself quite at home.
You took a bath and then a nap
Sleeping peacefully in my arms.

You were so young and orphaned
And I couldn't bear to turn you out.
Although a cat was not on my agenda
You made me forget that, all about.

I've had you now for 14 weeks
and man, you're getting big!!
You are sweet and loving and then
You're mean, And oh yeah you are a pig!!

I've pampered you with catnip and toys
Including the ones with the squeakers.
But thinking how you snuck in my heart
You have earned your name of Sneakers.


Shawna R. Holder 12/99


My son found Sneakers and brought him home around the beginning of
November knowing I did not want another animal but this one was so
little not really even weaned and skinny as a rail. Now he's healthy
and robust and I don't know how I did without him. And he really is
sneaky haha.


 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho

© Copyright 1999 Shawna R. Holder - All Rights Reserved
devina
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1 posted 12-31-1999 04:45 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Being a cat lover to the end, I think your poem was very cute...one of my cats is a stray and think on the name chicken!ha ha- she's scared of everything of course

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Astraea
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2 posted 12-31-1999 04:46 AM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

How adorable!  I love all my cats and that's exactly how I feel about them.  Very nice.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

PhaerieChild
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3 posted 12-31-1999 05:12 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Devina thanks for your reply. I like the name Chicken lol.

Astraea, thanks to you too for the reply and I love cats too. I just didn't want one at the time. I guess I just didn't know what I wanted lol.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho

Isis
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4 posted 12-31-1999 06:43 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

How wonderful I have two cats myself, I found one like Sneakers just over a year ago and gave him to my elderly mum and dad, best thing I could've done for the three of them.
From one animal to another well done!!  

 At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. (Plato)
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

PhaerieChild
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5 posted 12-31-1999 09:34 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Isis, thank you for your reply. I love animals of all kinds including reptiles (alot of people are afraid of them). I'm glad to hear that the stray you found has a loving home. Now if we could just give people (kids) the same kind of consideration it would be a much better world.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho

Denise
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6 posted 12-31-1999 12:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so precious, WildChild! For some reason from the title I had a feeling it was about a little kitty! So cute! I also love animals.  They give us the kind of love we couldn't find anywhere else this side of heaven!  

 Denise

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7 posted 12-31-1999 12:41 PM       View Profile for maedavid   Email maedavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for maedavid

I am a cat lover from a way back.  There is nothing any cuter that a kitten or as loving as a cat.  However, I found out at an early age that I am allergic to the cat fur so I cannot have a cat.  Please give yours an additional squeeze for me.  Happy New Year!!

 The only way to know Love, is to Know God.
PhaerieChild
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8 posted 01-01-2000 01:31 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Denise I am glad you liked this and I think you are right. Animals are very loving if treated well and they do give us a little slice of heaven.


Mae, I certainly will give Sneakers a hug from you. I'm sure he will greatly appreciate it. (He's a hug hog)

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho

Echo Rhayne
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9 posted 01-01-2000 12:52 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

aww *sniff*  How sweet, brbr, sorry went to give Oliver a hug (Im cat sitting)  k tell Sneakers I said meow meow meow, the kitty will know what it means =o)

(is that lack of sleep showing yet?)


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

hoot_owl_rn
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smiling....I got one of those, found me and wouldn't leave....oh, yeah, I'm talking about a cat...LOL
WhtDove
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Shawna great little poem there! I love the name Sneakers too....we used to have a grey one that came up on my doorstep we named Peekers.  I don't have her anymore, but she could be so loving and then turn so mean.  But she was like a watch dog, would follow the kids to the bus stop and attack the biggest of dogs when they came on the property and send them running....Thanks for the memory!

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there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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