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10-25-2000, 08:30 AM
Has anyone out there ever written a poem about their pet? I wrote this poem about my cat, Andy. I had been raised with dogs all of my life and got my first cat 7 years ago. Andy became cat #2 in 1996 and it was shortly after we adopted him that I wrote this poem. If anyone else has written poems about their pets I would love to read them. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

Ode to Andy

I really didn’t want to get another pet
It would mean more food, another litter box, more trips to the vet

But my mom called one day and said, “Please come down to the shore,
There’s a sweet little kitten here, and you can always love one more”

I worried and I worried if that was really true
Trevor was my first cat, and we had bonded just like glue

I didn’t think I had it in me to love another cat
But my daughter really wanted to go, so I guess that was that

Andy was adorable—just a little ball of white
I knew I had to have him. It was love at first sight

He only weighed one pound, and his meow could hardly be heard
That I could feel this way about him, seemed to me to be absurd

His meeting with "Uncle Trevor" was scary at the start
Trevor hissed and made some sounds that almost stopped my heart

But gradually over time they have become pals of a kind
They even groom each other, which really blows my mind

Andy splashes and plays in his water bowl and loves getting wet
He watches the Discovery Channel and touches the TV set

I almost forgot to mention Ashley, another resident here
She’s a friendly little poodle, and she’s been with us 13 years

I’m sure when she first saw Andy, she thought, “Oh my, what has she done?”
“Get me a dog companion, so I can have some fun”

“Why another feline? Trevor is not my cup of tea”
“What did I do to deserve this? How can you do this to me?”

But Ashley enjoys little Andy—he causes her no distress
The occasionally sniff each other, and Andy gives her a little caress

Andy has entered our home and our hearts with his sweet and gentle touch
I am so thankful I took a chance on him because I love him so very much
(P.S......sad note....Ashley went to the Rainbow Bridge June 4, 1998)