Ode To Spot
Felis Cattus, is your
an endothermic quadruped carnivorous by nature?
Your visual, olfactory and auditory senses
contribute to your hunting skills, and natural defenses.
I find myself intrigued
by your subvocal oscillations,
a singular development of cat communications
that obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
for a rhythmic stroking of your fur, to demonstrate
A tail is quite
essential for your acrobatic talents;
you would not be so agile if you lacked its
And when not being utilized to aide in locomotion,
it often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.
O Spot, the complex
levels of behavior you display
connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.
Reprinted courtesy Stephen Jacob