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Jackson Bearkitteh

my gotcha day poem

abused abandoned feral colony
fighting for survival
circumstances forcing
brother and sister to be rival

but nobody had broken the law,
the county sheriff said
and with the colder weather
many of us were dead

one day they took us all away
to put us all to sleep
except for me — i ran and hid
i made not even a peep

i hid for days, and then for weeks
completely on my own
i dreamed and prayed so very hard
for a safe warm home

i came across a grey cat’s path
i was too weak to fight
but during the night, i followed her path
and waited at her door til light

the hide and seek went on for days
for i still had great fear
it took some time for me to let
the grey cat’s humans come near

then one day i felt their love
unmistakable and true
i knew they would not harm me
their grey cat told me too

finally, more dead than alive
i came inside that door
my safe warm home and fambly,
i love you forevermore

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


15 thoughts on “Jackson Bearkitteh

  1. I am so very happy that you are safe, well and loved. Every furrbaby should be loved. xxx

    Posted by Charlie Homer | October 20, 2011, 1:36 AM
  2. That is such a brilliant poem, Rumpy and tells your story so well. I am so glad you’ve found your forever home 🙂 Happy G’ day x

    Posted by Carolyn | October 20, 2011, 3:06 AM
  3. Happy gotcha day and bravo on that impressive long poem. 🙂

    Posted by ElizOF | October 20, 2011, 3:40 AM
  4. I’m so glad you found a home, Jackson. 🙂 I hope that more of our friends will find their own, too.

    Posted by tita buds | October 20, 2011, 3:58 AM
  5. Wow jackson, that is lovely. Now look, I have something in my eyes *blinks and wipes eyes with paw*

    Posted by Nuala Little Goddess (@NualaSiamese) | October 20, 2011, 5:01 AM
  6. This is a beautiful poem Jackson…. ❤

    Posted by Milly And Sarah | October 20, 2011, 8:03 AM
  7. happy gotcha day rumpydog! (sorry i be a day late)
    mine was last week but @msboosh nefur could bring herself to write abowt how i came to be part of her fambly. @mischiefmoggy1 encouraged us to write abowt it but then when @msboosh saw dat rumpy be asking for pome submishuns she thought dat be nise way to write abowt very hard subjekt.

    i dose lub reeding abowt everyone’s GDay. It makes me RUMBLYPURR.

    i not be on twitter lately b/c i taking care of hoomins. dey sick. PLEH!
    VIVA #wlf!
    power to the #pawcircle!


    Posted by jackson bearkitteh (@jbkitteh) | October 20, 2011, 8:28 AM
  8. Good poem and glad to know the happy end.

    Posted by cocomino | October 20, 2011, 8:29 AM
  9. I luv this powem, its bewtyfuls. Happy Gotcha Day Rumpy!

    Posted by Pandafur | October 20, 2011, 9:26 AM
  10. Really touching poetry. Happy gotcha day and a wish for many more to come.

    Posted by Randall | October 20, 2011, 9:28 AM
  11. Oh Jackson, I know that you are happy and safe now, but I couldn’t stop my tears running out of my eyes while I was reading your poem. I was so touched. I could well imagine the scene of you having tough time before finding your lovely family. very sad, but very beautiful and very happy ending poem! I’m glad that I have this oppotunity to read this poem. Great thank you, Jakson. 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | October 20, 2011, 9:43 AM
  12. Jackson, what a cool poem. I could really picture what you went through. -Bongo

    Posted by BongoDogOwner | October 20, 2011, 11:30 AM
  13. Awesome poem!

    Posted by Bassas Blog | October 20, 2011, 11:57 AM


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