Message From A Cat


I catch my cat asleep

Dreaming, head down

Concealing a moustache

Buried in his bed

A paw curled over a nose

Hind legs tucked in warmth.

His ears twitch,

Flutter, and slant.

Eyes blink, bat, while closed

A muffled meow

Slips out trembling lips

I know he dreams of me

The wizard of dry food

Good witch of treats

Dionysus of catnip

Then, I am also

Evil magus of loud voice

Mystic of flea medication

Charon to the veterinarian

Still, after all I put

Him through, he looks up

With those blue eyes

Forgiving me for

All my offenses

Thanking me for

All my kindnesses

Head butting my leg

Brushing my legs

Letting me know

Our love is unconditional

And forever

As a human

My cat reveals to me

A skill, a craft, seemingly

Buried deep in dreaming

That periodically wakens

Then, dozes off……it’s

An awareness I share with

All other wizards and witches.


38 Comments on “Message From A Cat

  1. How did I miss this – this wizardry that somehow articulates what it is to love and be loved by a cat. Thanks Elan.

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  2. Whetis the love button?? I have two cats. I am sharing this on Facebook but giving credit to your blog g, if that is okay. I belong to at least 2 cat groups on Facebook. Lol

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  3. Hello! I recently discovered your lovely poetry after you followed me. I have to say, I am slightly envious of you, but I am mostly inspired to do my best to write just as well.


  4. lol. Thanks. Mr. Fry (adopted and previously named) just crawled onto a little bed I made for him underneath my desk. He’s sleeping. Every now and then he looks up at me with very happy blue eyes.


  5. This is purrfect! Puts well into words how I feel whenever I groom her and she gets irritated; when I clip her claws and she gets defensive; her protest when I administer her medication, yet she lets all her discomfort go a moment later, and nothing changes between us. Thank you for writing this. Cat people: they understand cats and, once in a while, other cat people. πŸ˜‰

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  6. Pets and animals in general remind us to live in the moment (apologies in using an too overused phrase). They are so preoccupied with and really enjoying the small things in life. They are completely immersed in what they are doing. Then pass out in a deep sleep after having such excitement all day! Lots to learn from them. I really like this post.


  7. Evidently, you are a cat lover–as am I. You captured the essence of feline in your words. My lovely tortishell companion of the past two years, Chelsea, passed away two weeks ago. I hope she knows how much she was loved.

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  8. I love cats and I love this poem. I love how you would describe in detail the kind of relationship that exists between you and your cat. It’s fun to read. πŸ™‚

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  10. Cats, you say? Like the two in my bed when I wake up every morning? And the one who visits from across the yard? Yes, of course, I love this poem!


  11. I love this poem! When I look at my cat, (who coincidentally is black and white with a moustache) I see all of this.

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  12. It was if you were describing my relationship with my cats. Loved the ‘wizard of dry food’ and ‘Charon to the veterinarian”. This is a delightful read.

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  13. Our cat spends all day sleeping, gets up for food, then goes back to sleep – usually on the best seat in the living room.

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