Saturday, June 16, 2007

'Just A Cat'

mom read the 'just a cat' poem this past week...about how we're not just cats...we're members of the family. now she can't find it. does someone have it who can send it on over? thanks!

found it! it was on my sister peach's blog!

here it is...

~~~Just A Cat~~~
From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a cat,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a cat.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a cat.”

Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a cat.” Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a cat,” but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a cat,” and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a cat” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it’s “just a cat,” then you will probably understand phrases like “just a friend,” “just a sunrise,” or “just a promise.” “Just a cat” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.

“Just a cat” brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. Because of “just a cat”, I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a cat” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. “Just a cat” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a cat”, but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a man or woman.”

So the next time you hear the phrase “just a cat” just smile… because they “just don’t understand.”

Richard Biby


The Cat Realm said...

Sorry - we don't know.
BUT: you are invited to a big lizard BBQ at The Cat Realm!
So come on over and let's eat!

Monica said...

Hi Ben. I like the changes that you are making. You are certainly a very fuzzy guy. Have you noticed how fuzzy my sister Phoebe is?

I am enrolling you in the Pablo Fan Club, Ben. I hope you can get over to meet Pablo. He just got in a spat with some bully neighborhood cat and had to go to the V-E-T. I think you will like Pablo. See you soon.

Shadow Saluki said...

That's a great poem, Ben.

Your woofie bud (and just a dog),
Shadow Saluki

Parker said...

Ben, that poem is lovely. Thank-you for sharing it.
From your just a cat friend, Parker

Karen Jo said...

That is lovely, Ben.