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A Poem by the Cats

MEOW! My name is June Buggie, and I have something to say.


Enough is enough! MEOW!

Us cats have gone out of our way to be accommodating to that big, overgrown wad of fur that you all think is so cute…. *gag*. But now he’s going entirely too far!

You see, when Malachi had his annual check-up, the vet said he could stand to lose a couple pounds, so Jen switched us all to a food for old cats. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT????

We slowly transitioned over so we’ll eat the stuff, and I guess I like it OK, but guess who likes it better than his own food? You guessed it!

So to expose him for the thief that he is, us cats got together and wrote a limerick to call him out.

We call it,



Cat food, a delightful treat
and a big fluffy dog likes to eat
what’s left on the floor,
but the doggy wants more,
so he cleans out the plates too, the cheat!






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?


44 thoughts on “A Poem by the Cats

  1. Oh no! What a naughty fluffy thief!


    Posted by hutchagoodlife | April 11, 2014, 2:07 AM
  2. Cats, us dogs can’t help it if your food tastes so good. I don’t blame Rumpy a bit. I’ve got to counter surf to get the cat food at my house.

    Posted by Bongo | April 11, 2014, 2:38 AM
  3. i was going to say that Meowmy needs to put your food on the counter so that Rumpy cannot counter surf, she knows that dogs much prefer cat food but it really isn’t good for them (and it pisses the cats off!!! MOL)

    Posted by Cinnamon Chaisson | April 11, 2014, 2:43 AM
  4. beautiful ! I like the cats poems always good

    Posted by ABDOL | April 11, 2014, 2:55 AM
  5. that’s a CATastrophe June Buggie! But you are a super poet :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | April 11, 2014, 5:18 AM
  6. Oh dear June Buggie…you too huh..hmmm the poochies here too would do the same…but thwo girls get their meals in the bathroom and the other two on the bench….due to strict diet needs…I am glad that Forrest can’t counter surf…that’s a lot of dog ….hahahaah

    Posted by fozziemum | April 11, 2014, 5:53 AM
    • It may come to that yet. Jen is adamant that we lose a bit of weight. We went from free-feeding to two meals a day. She hasn’t been so strict because we move from bowl to bowl. Now we’re on a lower calorie food. HISSSSS!!!!

      Posted by rumpydog | April 11, 2014, 6:03 AM
      • She’s so onto you guys hahahah..yes we need to watch Dinnermintz weight and she can only have fresh meat her poor UTI issues means she can’t evenhave the special vet science kibble so no dry food..so we need to watch her with the other girls meals…and Marbles has arthritis and as such needs to have he weight watched as she is not as mobile..so we can feed Marbles in the bathroom on the floor and Cleo up on the hand basin..Marbles won’t jump up and eat Cleo’s food so that’s those two sorted ..and Pickles is a slow poke so she eats where I can see she her and keep Dinnermintz away from her food..meanwhile the dogs need their dinner and blah blah ..it’s a logistical nightmare..bwahahaha

        Posted by fozziemum | April 11, 2014, 6:12 AM
      • I feel ya! Here it would be too.

        Posted by rumpydog | April 11, 2014, 7:08 AM
      • Hahahaah I don’t know any other way but organised chaos ..;)

        Posted by fozziemum | April 11, 2014, 7:17 AM
  7. Wonderful limerick that describes it all. Rumpy can be an imp at times.

    Posted by Hi folks. It's BJ Pup | April 11, 2014, 6:06 AM
  8. How perfect, guys! You ‘outed him’!

    Posted by Mrs Bushranger | April 11, 2014, 7:40 AM
  9. haha! aww poor kitties!! Love your little poem though!! Have a great weekend!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | April 11, 2014, 9:00 AM
  10. My sympathy is with Rumpy on this one – if you cats ate your food straightaway instead of messing around he wouldn’t be tempted. Sometimes the temptation is more than a dog can stand!

    Posted by Clowie | April 11, 2014, 9:13 AM
  11. Hai dearest June Buggieeee!!!! Oh no! I can’t believe that you started eaing a food for old cats!? You still look so young and very charming!!!! *whispers* but one of our cats, too…he is said to loose his weight by his vet….
    Rumpy seems to be so proud to have cats food! *giggles*

    Posted by eripanwkevin | April 11, 2014, 9:41 AM
  12. Yikes! That’s pawful! I’d share my food with you, but I’m on a d.i.e.t. and don’t get all that much anyway.

    Posted by mariodacat | April 11, 2014, 10:06 AM
  13. I like that poem! Cat food in this house is only served on top of the refrigerator (which the cats have a special access platform to) … otherwise it’s gone gone gone!

    Posted by The Lonely Dogs | April 11, 2014, 11:01 AM
  14. BUSTED fur SURE….. Nice Poem June Buggy.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | April 11, 2014, 11:03 AM
  15. We know that problem all too well. We have the cat food up high, and a kitty litter box blocked off so only the cat can get to it.

    Posted by paigeandspaniels | April 11, 2014, 11:47 AM
  16. We LOVE your poem! So cool! 🙂 Have a PURRFECT weekend! xxx Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

    Posted by purrfectkitties | April 11, 2014, 1:26 PM
  17. I think sometimes doggies are kin to piggies. Kitties is po-lite and don’t snarf up like doggies….SamCat the Ripper

    Posted by kanzensakura | April 11, 2014, 2:00 PM
  18. That’s an excellent limerick! Our pup friends would always swear that they never ate anything they found on the floor. They were terrible liars. Rumpy looks so innocent in that picture. It must be some other animal that comes in and steals your food.

    The other day, the vet told OurGirl that any cat over 7 years old is considered a SENIOR!! Whut? We’ve all made a pact to bite HerAnkle next time we’re at the clinic!

    Posted by Annabelle Essert (@RainbowCatsx8) | April 11, 2014, 3:28 PM
  19. You would have all three of us Eumpy in your face if you tried to get our food MOL

    Posted by mythreemoggies | April 11, 2014, 3:33 PM
  20. You have been totally called out, R. And your innocent face is NOT working!

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | April 11, 2014, 3:49 PM
  21. Yep, the dog is guilty! 🙂

    Posted by The Island Cats | April 11, 2014, 4:43 PM
  22. Malachi is pretty chunky. It is a shame that you have to go on a diet because of him.

    Posted by corkscot | April 11, 2014, 4:58 PM
  23. Hey, Rumpy – we have never had cat food – is it really THAT good???

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

    Posted by The OP Pack | April 11, 2014, 7:28 PM
  24. We’re gonna bug our bipeds to get cats so we can eat their food.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | April 11, 2014, 9:46 PM
  25. Our Tommy never steals anything but #1 still puts all our food up on either a table or countertop!

    The Chans

    Posted by The Poupounette Gang | April 12, 2014, 4:52 AM
  26. You are quite the poet and we look forward to more of your great work. We just have kitties here, but we all feel for you.

    Posted by Jobi and Fisher | April 12, 2014, 5:46 AM
  27. Yow guud poe-em June Buggie!!
    Me iz on a speshell bowel kibble called Fiburr Reesponse n it iz nommie!
    Da Vet did try to get me to eatz sum Senior kibble made of P-O-R-K n sweet ‘tato….well me had a little bit n a bit more n den me had turrible die-a-rrhea so Mum took dat away reel quick…n me iz back on da Fiburr Reespone kibble n fingz quieted down 😉
    Mum took da Senior kibble back to da Vet n said he cuud haz it fer snackz 😉
    MOL he almost terned green, MOL….
    We finkz ya lookz purrfect as ya are June Buggie…
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too xoxoxo

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | April 12, 2014, 6:21 PM
  28. hey Rumpers…is it just the angle of that photo or have YOU been adding to your floofy appearance…heh…heh

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | April 13, 2014, 11:24 AM
  29. Great poem June Buggie! We know all about cat food stealing doggies! Mazie used to scarf down our food even on the counters until mom found the right bowls and spot where she can’t reach them.

    Posted by Marty the Manx | April 13, 2014, 2:45 PM

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