Thank you very much for all your kind words.
Yes, I still have her and allthough she is blind, she plays boss over all our cats and dogs. I've allways have cats (and lots of other animals) but Kyra is the most precious of them all, maybe just because she is such a fighter. If you want a picture of her, you can send me a mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will mail you one.
And yes, it's quite different to rhyme in a foreign language, I have to keep it a bit simple (lack of words), but then, most of my Dutch poetry is simple too.
Thank you again for such a warm welcome.