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The Cat's Meow- my Beast

Updated on September 21, 2012
The Beast
The Beast

The Cat’s Meow

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

My Beast asks politely for all he wants,

his vocal offerings are sweet and descriptive.

How complex his thoughts, his needs requested

in such an eloquent way.

After years together we have our routines,

and he more than I must follows them fervently.

Let me out, food now, I’m thirsty and it’s time for pampering,

all requested with polite and succinct language.

Needs are presented in short distinct vocal requests,

repeated consistently and loudly if not attended.

That mournful meow becoming life-and-death by the second,

ensues until the desired outcome is reached.

Wants are truly another thing, a sacrifice of dignity,

a task of immeasurable application and commitment.

One repeated request could be- I need you outside with me,

to share the day, to follow my every move, to pamper me, now.

Should I not attend my dear friend,

he will stand before me with those eyes, wide and pleading.

That meow that could wake the dead resounds incessantly,

relentlessly until I relent, and do my duty.

After inspecting the yard and smelling what needs to be smelt,

it is time for the tummy rub, in the sun, on the grass.

It is a long and carefully planned exercise,

and if no executed properly, will have to be done again.

Should I leave prematurely, I will be chased and captured,

front legs wrapped tightly around my leg,

with or without claws, dependant on the seriousness of my crime.

I have no choice but to surrender and make amends.

After rolling around and tummy rubbed to a great extent,

my Beast is appeased and I am freed for the day,

or at least until my specialised services are required.

I am blessed indeed to have a life so ordered and responsible.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile image

      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Pamela. We cat owners or should I say pets, all relate to our little wonders and each other for the experience. Thanks for reading.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Voted up and awesome. Loved it!

      My kitty is usually a little more cautious about her requests -- demure, I'd say -- but gets what she wants when she resorts to those life and death meows as you've so succinctly worded it. If she's outside for her nightly patio watching, she meows suddenly and fervently until she's allowed in to check her kingdom -- her kitty dish -- and then she wants out again immediately.

      Thank you for a great hub.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks ladybluewriter and ExoticHippieQueen. I have a very close relationship with Beast, and he is a blessing. Thanks for reading and your comments.

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      ExoticHippieQueen 6 years ago

      Beautiful cat,Tony. Such a sweet and loving story about him!

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      ladybluewriter 6 years ago from United States

      I can see he is a treasure to you. He is very handsome cat.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      For all his demands, I love him dearly. Thanks Diana.

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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Lucky cat to have such a friend. I have one of these demanding fellas at my house, too. He looks much like yours. Voted up.