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"I'm Not A Pet Person!" (by Joe DiMino)

I’ve never been a pet person—
Too on the move
For the Petting-groove;

Came along this
Stray kitten…
And soon
I was smitten:

Got a feeding bowl

Not one—but two—
One pink
And one blue ( not close enough yet
To be sure I knew);

Then I found out
And bought a blue cat-bed
(He prefers mine)—
Four kinds of fortified cat-food
To make certain
Healthily fed—he prefers
Canned tuna—not the cat kind,
But Bumble Bee in spring water;

So I named him Whatever:

He loves a little rub
Next to the tub;

Prefers animal programs
When I watch TV—
Has learned to press the remote—
(Please do not quote—any of this!)

For I have a sort of public
Persona as tough
And unyielding,
When it comes to business
Someone not to be crossed;
Have my ideas
Abruptly dismissed
And casually tossed….

Oops—got to go:
Dinner time now
For I hear a meow….

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