by James Donovan
(Seabeck, Wa. USA)

A cat is a special gift from God
just a simple ball of fur
who will let you know he's happy
when he thanks you with his purr

He will cuddle in your arms for warmth
and sometimes lick your hand
or ignore you and just walk away
he knows you'll understand

He has a special language
that he uses now and then
to let you know just what he wants
and how and where and when

His meow has many different sounds
and, depending on their rhyme,
he'll say. "Can I go out", "Can I come in"
or, "Is it suppertime?"

He can pester you forever
and then say something sweet:
"If I don't scratch the furniture,
will you give me a treat?"

And as your cat gets older
you worry every day
he's not as strong as he used to be
should I let him out to play?

Or keep him in and cuddle him
and let him know I care
that if anything bad happens to him
that's a loss I could not bear

When he gets sick you'll care for him
the very best you can
and when he dies you'll cry for him
and ask "Is this God's plan?"

Yes, your cat is a gift from God
just loaned to you for a while
to help and make your life complete
so remember him and smile.

And thank God for that special gift
your little feline friend
and let God know you loved your cat
until the very end.

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Jun 11, 2017
Comforting poem during our time of loss
by: Nancy Harmon

I just read your poem and it brought me to tears. We just lost our 17 year old boy, Purrkins. He was extraordinary and full of personality.. We, too, carried on conversations about how his hunting was going, did he want dinner, etc. He always answered me. There are so many things about Purrkins that were so unique. He traveled with us in our RV for the last 4 years of his life. He learned to walk on a leash, saw the ocean and mountains and elk walking right past him as he sat on the dashboard looking out on the world. Your poem has touched me like no other during this time of grieving. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your precious friend with the world. You gave me comfort today as I know I'm not alone in missing our sweet boy. We miss Purrkins so much.

Sep 27, 2015
by: Jim Donovan

I was inspired to write this poem by the recent death. due to cancer, of my beloved, 11 year old cat, Casey'
He was a very special friend with a unique personality.
I hope you enjoy the poem.

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