I wanted a kitten for my birthday,
So I went down to the shelter to find
A furry partner for sleeping and play
And found you, the friendliest of your kind.
But soon between us there was a problem
With your all-night mewing, and tendency
To claw at my face when being cuddlesome
Sadly, all that seems a dependency!
Let’s not forget you sleep on my clean clothes,
And with your tail knock glasses off counters.
Although despite all the scratches and woes,
I do enjoy each of our encounters.
…Even now as I try to compose this
You climb my back and give a wet nosed kiss.