Breaking Her Diet


Breaking Her Diet

I measure her cat food with care from the vat,
but she has such an aptitude, my little cat
for flushing out lizards and others like that.
With delicate paw thrusts, she gives them a bat
’til they barely know where it is that they’re at,
then unleashes her claws for a more severe pat.

Be it lizard or bird or scorpion or rat,
she defeats it as though it were merely a gnat
and lays it out nicely on my front door mat:
one scorpion sting less or a feather for my hat,
then returns to the stool where she formerly sat,
licking her chops, and that’s why she’s so fat!!!


The prompts were cat, aptitude and delicate.

24 thoughts on “Breaking Her Diet

  1. slmret

    Somehow I have a hard time with this cat being fat — or even getting there based on the occasional bird! Lizards and scorpions have so few calories they can’t be the culprits! That’s a wonderful “so there” expression on her face! Hope you’re feeling better these days!


    1. lifelessons Post author

      I am feeling so much better. I walked and climbed pyramids all day long and feel fine. I huffed and puffed a bit on the way up the biggest hill and ended up flagging a ride for what ended up being a distance of only about a block or less, but I made it all day long. Such a relief. And a wonderfully fun day with Ryan and Miguel!!!

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong

    Out cats used to take out the white-headed wasps — huge and nasty. And they never seemed to be bothered by the stinging. Do we know how come they don’t seem bothered by that? I have always wondered.


    1. lifelessons Post author

      So how did you prepare it? My blue Burmese mother cat used to bring live bunnies into our house and let them go to teach her three kittens how to hunt. That was an exciting adventure!



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