Manifesto for the feline…
For I am tired of cat poo and the occasional dead rat
Adorning my yard, garden and even the porch;
The smell so bad, sets my anger to torch.
If neighbours keep cats, please get them potty trained
To use cat litter, no matter if it shone or rained;
Any cat to my home welcome, if this pact was kept,
To which I now add some more to accept.
The Felis catus should not filch my fish
Nor scare my lovebirds, that would be churlish!
Nor wake me in the in the middle of the night
With mating howls or sounds of cat fight.
Don’t look me in the eye with sly disdain;
Wagging that tail in anger, please refrain
When I try to protect my tuna snacks,
Or when I surprise you in your tracks.
If these points, you sincerely abide by,
I’ll come to love you by and by;
With you I’ll then share my milk and prawn
And rub your back for a purr, if you keep your claws withdrawn…