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Oh them funny cats!

Updated on December 30, 2017
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MizBejabbers has been a professional writer/editor for all of her adult life. Before that, she was just a little girl storyteller.

Cats are like people,

only with fur.*

Cats are like monkeys,

only they purr.


Cats are wild and free,

They aren't like you and me.

Cats are wild and free,

Oh, how silly they seem to be.


Cats love to play,

They play the night around.

Cats love to play,

But they sleep til sundown.


Cats have it made

as they soak up the sun.

Cats have it made,

Oh, how I wish I were one!


Now I must end this little ditty,

I find that to be a pity.

Now I must end this little ditty,

"Nuff said about the noble kitty.



*The first two lines of this poem are by somebody famous, but I can't find the author.

© 2013 Doris James-MizBejabbers

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 months ago

      Thanks, Nell. Cats are inspiration for a lot of poems. I've redone this hub to meet HP's new specifications. Glad to see that it has been featured again and that you enjoyed it!

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      Nell Rose 4 months ago from England

      LOL! awesome! I love cats! that was great!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      Nadine, somehow I missed your comment, but probably because HP retired this hub before I could comment. I'm so sorry. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Love the first poem, and Cats are a blast

      - always forgiving out past - They judge our company - without being asked. Loved it...

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      I love them both, too. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      I love both dogs and cats. This was really cool and cute!!!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      I like that picture, too. My Cici wishes she had someone to spar with. Tas is 13 and not well.

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      Cats are great. I love that picture you used of the two kitties sparring. That is so cat-like.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      Au fait, thank you, glad you enjoyed it.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Cute pictures and poem. Enjoyed it!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      Yes, my cats are grown and I miss kittens. Sometimes I go to my son's house just to watch his, but they're growing up, too.

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      Your picture of the two kittens sparring is so cute. That's just what little kitties like to do.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Glad you appreciate the video.

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      Rozalyn Winters 3 years ago

      Love your poem and the video--hilarious!! :-)

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      Cats are better than people! Thanks.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      They are psychic, MizBe. Whenever I'm sick, blue, or recovering from surgery, one of my three deems him/herself my care giver. They never leave my side. And never tire. Cats are awesome people!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      That is so cute, I love it! My older model cat, Tas, stayed right with me when I broke my leg this winter. He would lay across the broken leg as if to heal it. I think they are psychic. Thanks a bunch!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Cats are a blast

      always forgiving out past

      They judge our company

      without being asked

      letting us know who makes the pass

      although it's usually not many.

      They love us for life

      sensing all of our strife

      When we're down

      They all gather round

      Sticking close by like

      a loving wife.

      Cats are fun and sly like foxes.

      Now if only I could get them

      to clean their own litter boxes!

      Ha ha. Just a spur of a moment thang off the top of my head. Like it or lump it. It's just something I said!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Vickie, I know you are a cat lover, too! Thanks.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Why, yes, they have it made! I see it every day! Great poem. So cute!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Thank you. I appreciate your stopping to read and comment.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      That is a very cute little poem, and truly conveys the life of a cat!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Thanks, Faith. Cats always prefer running water to that sitting idly in the bowl. One of our cats swishes the water with her paw to make it move, and then it gets dirty fast. Thanks for the tweet and pinning!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      LOL, so cute and so true! We have had cats over the years, and they are truly unique creatures and have their own unique ways about them. Our cat, George, loves to hop up on the side of the tub and drink water from the faucet, when he has plenty of water in his bowl that is fresh daily? LOL Thank you for the smiles and that video is too cute!

      Up and more, tweeting and pinning

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

      Faith Reaper

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Thanks, John. I used to have fur cats but we are now down to two and hope to keep it that way for awhile. I'm going to hunt up your "Sibling rivalry" right now.

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      John Hansen 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This was funny MizBejabbers. I had to smile, and the video was a hoot. We have four cats. You may enjoy my micro-poem "Sibling Rivalry". Can't say why though it has a surprise ending.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      That's a good thought, I hope all of mine, including dogs, cats and turtles are waiting for me to brush. Wups, I don't think the turtles would like a brushing! Very funny Persp.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      There must be pets in Heaven, but let me think a second, yikes! How many of them would be waiting for me to feed, pet, and brush them?

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      "One posh lady", sounds like you need to tell us more about her. Thanks for the comment and the compliment.

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      kerlund74 4 years ago from Sweden

      This makes me smile! I love cats, I have one posh lady in my home, and yes she loves to play all night... Great hub:)

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Thanks, Flourish, I'm glad you are a fellow cat lover.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Jackie, I missed this comment. It was while I was laid up with a broken leg and was inactive on HP. Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you loved the video, too.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Cute little poem and the video was fun, too. I sure do love cats.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      So cute, and love the video!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Perspycacious: Thanks for the read and your catty comment. It was cute.

      fivesenses: Thanks for the vote and the share.

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      Leena 4 years ago from new delhi

      Interesting and made me look at cats in a new light....voted and shared.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Cute, though a little catty don't you think? (My poor attempt at being catty.)

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      "Monkey"? What a coincidence. I have always called Tas "monkey man", and now our latest acquisition is nicknamed "monkey girl" because of the hijiks. Tas has slowed down now because of diabetes, so he isn't as monkyish as he used to be. Thanks for the comment, Scribnet.

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      Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I call my cat "monkey" sometimes 'cause he is full of hijinks! Other times he is so cute and then he has his comedic moments!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      I'm so sorry about your Oreo. We've had two cats to disappear, Seaweed in 1990 and Andy in 1999. We still miss them and will always wonder what happened to them. Since Andy disappeared, we don't allow our cats to go outside. Glad you enjoyed my silliness. Thank you.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Cats are silly charming creatures! This hub made me miss Oreo, our house cat who vanished years ago. *sad face*

      Nice, enjoyable read! Perfectly what I needed at the end of a very long day!

      Thank you.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Mr. B wonders why I sometimes prefer the cats' company to his. Thanks for your comment.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Cats can be great companions! Thanks for sharing this cute ode, MizBejabbers!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Thank you Mel, I tried to answer your comment last weekend at home, but my computer just doesn't like HP, seems like. Had to wait until I got time at work. Yes, cats are comforting. Mr. B is recuperating from knee replacement surgery, and both of ours are giving him lots of sympathy.

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      Mel Carriere 4 years ago from San Diego California

      Amusing little poem. Cats can be comforting. Looking forward to more of your poetic odes.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Eddy, I'm so glad you let the mother cat and kitten adopt you. Aren’t they priceless! Thanks for the comment and the vote.

      drbj, thanks for the witty kitty ditty comment. Sometimes watching cats makes me crazy! Glad you liked the video, too.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Miz. B. Your kitty ditty is most witty. Thanks for the treat. Loved the funny feline video, too.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      I love animals and nature and having been adopted by mother cat and kitten I loved this gem .

      Thank you for sharing and voted up.

      Eddy.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Yes, I love cats (can't you tell?) and right now we have two. They are a constant ball of laughter. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      lol! I loved this! cats really are the funniest creatures, we always had cats and some of the photos we took were hilarious! whereas dogs are staid and intelligent looking, cats are there to make us smile!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Yes, it is a great compliment, thank you, Billy Buc. I never thought of Dr. Seuss when I wrote this. I wrote it because the lines about children with fur and monkeys and purr kept running through my head. You know, like one of those stupid songs you can't get rid of.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was smiling all the way through this. I was reminded of Green Eggs and Ham....and that is a high compliment indeed. Well done Miz B.

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