October 26th, 2005

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

cat haikus

I just got my annual newsletter from the Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County - that's where Laptop and Boboko came from, my two gorgeous little babycats. God, I am such a coward - they ask for volunteers, for anything from their Cat and DOg teams to the Adoption Center - but I just know that I'll get a broken heart out of it if I do volunteer. That, or a house full of critters like dogs with epilepsy and cats with feline leukemia, the poor odds and sods whom nobody wants. They do have something called "Education and Communication" and perhaps I can volunteer for that...

But in this issue of the Pet Gazette there are a bunch of cat haikus, with no indication of authorship, so apologies if I'm stepping on anyone's rights, but some of them are just too fabulous to be left to wither away incognito in a Humane Society Newsletter. So here's a selection of cat haikus, by Anonymous:

The food in my bowl
is old, and more to the point,
contains no tuna.

There's no dignity
in being sick - which is why
I don't tell you where.

Am I in you way?
You seem to have it backwards.
This pillow's taken.

Most problems can be
Ignored. the more difficult
ones can be slept through.

Toy mice, dancing yarn
meowing sounds: I am convinced
you are an idiot

Seeking solitude
I am locked in the closet.
For once I need you.

Anyone who's ever been owned by a cat will recognise any and all of these immediately...
Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Okay, where are you all, then?

This could be a fascinating exercise - although I am guessing that my friends are confined to three locations: NorAm (scattered), Britain, and Australia - but let's see where it goes...

I'm trying to get all my Livejournal friends' locations plotted on a map - please add your location starting with this form.
(Then get your friends to!)