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How I Wish I Were a Dog!

(by Samantha the Cat)

Oh, how I wish I were a dog!
A wonderfully peppy puppy dog.
Full of wisdom, stature, energy, true-
Full of wonder and curiosity, why, just like you!

Oh, how I wish I were a dog!
Carefree, whimsical, and happy with all.
I would run around, roll, and jump up high,
Fly in the air, fetch, oh gravity, I defy!

Oh, how I wish I were a dog!
Never without grace, my tongue hanging down.
I would grin all day, play, pant, and slobber,
Lick my human’s face? Of course, it’s no bother!

But alas, I was born to be merely a cat…
A simple, ordinary kitty cat.
But I adore my human, and she loves me,
So I guess it’s not too bad, wouldn’t you agree?

Samantha the Cat

My best impression of a dog with a tongue hanging out.


43 replies »

  1. Well I can’t blame you for wishing you were a dog, but there is NOTHING ordinary about Sama the CAT! Don’t even think it. I wish I could write poetry like you can – so there, we’re even. (btw- MY tongue is not slimy, just so you know – and I don’t slobber either)
    Woof! Tink

  2. Samantha I love your dog impersonation, but I find it hard to believe you want to be one. Why, most of those qualities you described in your perfectly poetic poem can even more so be ascribed to cats! Silly kitty!!

  3. love is in the air for you cat…..but I prefer the dog, wiggling tail, sleeping all day, no worries, go to the bathroom wherever I want, bark in anger without repercussions…….

  4. Great poem, Phoebe! And as a dog lover I have to agree about all the “pros” of being a dog — but as a cat lover as well, I’d say your cat (beautiful she is!) is very lucky to have her human and really wouldn’t want to exchange places with a dog! 🙂

    • Thank you! I keep telling Samantha how I love her just as she is, but she seems determined to become a dog! My suspicion is that she may have developed a puppy crush on C-Dog…no joke!! Quite a complicated situation this has become… 😛

      • You’ll just have to tell Samantha that it’ll have to be a “long-distance” romance with C-Dog, LOL. But he actually like cats — in fact, besides our old dog, Millie, he lives with 4 cats. So he’s pretty comfortable with felines — and he can be as persnickety with food, too! 😉

  5. “Lick my human’s face? Of course, it’s no bother!”

    Hmm, not too sure about that. I’ve always liked the texture of cat tongue, as weird as that sounds.

    Such a charming picture. It’s as if Samantha’s saying “Aw, shucks? Me? Nah, I could never be as cute as you, puppy!”

    She’s so fluffy…

    • You know…I personally have always thought that a dog’s tongue was rather slimy, don’t you think? Nevertheless…I’m a little envious! 😉

      Thank you for liking my poem! It’s my first one. I’m trying my best to emulate my human, because I want her to be proud of me!

      Have a good day! -Samantha

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