by C Cattaway   Feb 27, 2018

I see through glass, the snow & ice.
I see a world I look at twice.
So pretty, picture postcard perfect.
So sad. A life. But is it worth it?

While I watch my puppy play,
And listen in the parents way,
To hear my children laugh & shout.
I wonder why my cat is out.

She spent the night, with window open
Letting cold in, was I woken
To find she had been locked out?
I chose to let her walk about,

But twice today, I've heard of cats
Whose owners must be truly bats,
Because the frost has stolen them.
How could you leave them to that end?

My Clara & my Billy are
As much my family
As Thomas, or as Teddy,
Or my special Emily.

I wouldn't lock my children out.
Why would I leave my pets?
This world has gone bananas
If you can't see the difference.

I look outside my window at
The pretty way the snow is sat,
And see how it looks magical,
Wishing away the ones so cruel

Copyright C Cattaway 2018


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  • 9 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    You're preaching to the converted Catherine! Lol. The whole "the cat doesn't know if it wants to be in or out" is a cliché because it's true and I love them for their indecisiveness! Pets should always be part of the family, otherwise, why have them!
    Brill! :-) x

  • 9 months ago

    by Michael


    A strong point put across well in your poem, the world has certain 'bananas' about it

    Much love
    Michael :)x

  • 9 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Thank you for sharing this. I could not agree more. They have pets and the minute they misbehave they put them out. I see it all the time. I love animals and the cats I like to have them inside. One in particular is determined to make it outside. They tell me to let him go and that he is not happy inside. And I tell them exactly what you said " we don't lock the children out". I would feel terrible to know that he outside wandering around and gets mistreated or run over by a car. So he stays in. All the very best

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