I’m more than cotton candy fur,
which purrs, meows and naps,
then hurtles in a hazy blur,
to clamber on your laps.
I’m more than blue adoring eyes,
which crave your love and care,
with kitten squeaks and kitty cries,
reminding you I’m there.
I’m more than pairs of pouncing paws,
to chase a ball of string,
who feels content to sink my claws
in every game you bring.
I’m more than just a passing trend,
or fading fad to bear –
for I’m a loving lifetime friend
deserving of your care.
© Julie Vanner