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~ A Nightmare On George Street ~

Updated on October 27, 2014

~ A Nightmare On George Street ~


“ I’m gorgeous, I’m George, though a tad out of fashion,

For mommy has placed my attentions on ration.

No longer reign I, Thane o’er the living room stare,

Nor the cushy warm patch ‘neath her ‘ol kitchen chair.


Those victory gains which I captured by stealth,

Have been seized by a mutt, ‘tis affecting my health;

No longer, her knees, may I use as my ladder,

Argh!, cinnamon king is just making me madder!


I miss tasty treats, which I conned with a fawn,

As I kneeded her thighs which were made out of warm.

His puppy-doe eyes have now captured her heart,

Though I’ll soon make them cry with my dinner-time fart.


I harboured dark thoughts as I crept through the flap,

And did’st wee in his bed ‘fore I set my next trap.

He chased me, then swiped with a caramel thump,

So I sunk my sharp teeth in his plump chocolate rump.


Now hid in the corner and curled in a ball;

Ignoring the tins as my momma does call;

Should I jump in the washer, or run to the moors?

Commit harakiri with my under-sized claws?


Goodbye cruel world! Woe, I’m ending it all!

For I’m bailing this ship as I amble a crawl.

I’m crossing my paws as I vault from the ledge,

But my fall has been broke by our neighbour’s clipped hedge.


Grooming my pelt, furry pride sorely dented,

But glad that I leapt, for my anger is vented;

It’s hard to escape new emotional ties,

When the drop is three-feet and you’re blessed with nine lives.”



THE END

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      Jane Arden 3 years ago

      Ah. That was beautiful and funny with it. Again, you have wonderful pics. Love puddy cats and puppy's!

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Lesley,

      Was running out of inspiration, so I quickly concocted this one for a fellow ' Hubberess ' who has a cat and a new dog, as far as I know, and tried to look at the new situation from the point of view of the jealous kitty, peppered with a dash of humour. :)

      Yeah; those pets sure do steal their owners' affection!

      I hope you're well this weekend, and thanks a million for dropping by.

      Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      LOL, oh, you must be a fly on the wall at my house at this very moment! hahaha how delightful dear Romeos. Poor George is hiding out at the moment somewhere, and I have not been able to get him to come out all day ... wonder why! Thank you for the smiles this day. You are so sweet to take up for the feelings of George, and he did seem to be having a few nightmares last night. When the new puppy is asleep, we are sure to give George much love and attention. Well, remember now, George is still the best recliner buddy my hubby has ever had LOL

      You're the best! What a delightful surprise and you truly captured the nightmare so well ... surreal indeed!

      (((HUGS))

      Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I am sure that is very close to the scenario at this moment but they will be kissing and playing within days I am sure. Fun read, thank you.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Jackie,

      Labrador's are such softies that they should get on like a house on fire hopefully, when they become more familiar with each other; after all, he's still a puppy. Might be worth asking Bob Bamberg what he thinks as he seems to know a lot about animals. Glad you liked the read as it was intended to portray kitty as a melodramatic ' lovie', and Faith's right - it is a bit surreal lol!

      Thank you Jackie.

      Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha, love this R.Q., having four cats and four dogs I can totally relate to this. You have captured exactly how a cat feels and acts I think. I have actually had two cats named "George" over the years, but not at present. Life here is a constant game of cats teasing dogs, dogs chasing cats, cat's retaliating by peeing on the dog's bed etc.

      Voted up, funny.

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Aww, poor George isn't get the attention he once did. Maybe they will learn to live in harmony. LOL I had to hit every button on this creative and clever poem about the cat and dog.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Romeos, my first thought was: this cat is lucky to be the topic for your poem. I like the change, which might be just temporary, no matter how the story ended. Refreshing rhyme and rhythm.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      That's a lot of fur under one roof Jodah; surprised you have room for your own crib amongst that menagerie - I guess you know how Dr. Doolittle feels now though. They love to tease each other, them beasts, yet saw a photo today of three different wild animals living in peace with each other, because they were all brought up as cubs together, so their nurture seemed to overcome their nature in this instance.

      Thanks for dropping by with your realistic commentary;

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Tonka likey; me happy! lol! ( is that fluent Sioux? :)

      It's good to have you ride by MT, and you enjoyed this tongue-in-cheek foray into Kafka-esque surrealism, and thanks for your wonderful remarks - I think he'll make it.

      Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi MsDora,

      I've just taxied over to your new Hub - good work.

      Something a little different, but ' they 'say that variety is the spice of life. Just a piece of bubblegum really, so glad that you liked the light-heartedness, despite the overly dramatic moggy contemplating his own demise :)

      Have a marvellous week ahead!

      R.Q.

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      Brenda Thornlow 3 years ago from New York

      Love this! I have 2 cats and a dog and they are fighting for my attention or fighting over a toy. Reading this put a smile on face!

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      LOL-sounds like Sioux to me-that line has a good ring to it. Forgot to say that I love the photo's. So sweet :-)

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Lol! Sounds like you have a right handful there Bk42author, but I'm sure they're worth every tussle. Your new profile pic looks pretty - you look very young for someone who's turned forty.

      With Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      That's really considerate of you MT to come back and say such. Thank you. Oh, the photos; that first one just makes me smile every time I look at it :) Glad you liked them.

      I hope the weather is improving in Minnesota; seems like there's been a few weather surprises in the States from what I've heard.

      Have yourself a pleasant evening, and mind how you go out there.

      With Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Romeos Q,

      It seems George and the new puppy are friends and even play together now, so all is good. When the puppy gets too rough, George has no choice to pull out the claws and scratch. So, they are making friends.

      Hugs,

      Faith Reaper

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      Brenda Thornlow 3 years ago from New York

      Thank you, Romeos! :)

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from Colorado Springs, CO until the end of March

      Horror it is for Gorgeous George. This is a very fun poem that is simply based on fact. Thanks for sharing your gift with us.

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