W and I received a Christmas gift in the mail yesterday.
The small box was filled with a few hand-crafted soaps, which are one of W’s most favorite things in the whole world, and a small book entitled “I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats.”
I was tickled by the gift. It was nice to know that someone had gone out of their way to send us a Christmas care package.
The gifts weren’t extravagant, but I could tell that they were selected with care, and that’s what made them so special. That, and they were totally unexpected.
The book is hilarious. It would make a great gift for the cat lover in your family or the crazy cat lady down the street. On second thought, she might not get the humor.
Here are two poems that struck my funny bone:
Who Is That on Your Lap?
There’s another cat in the house
A cat I’ve never seen
A much younger cat
You seem to know her name
You accidentally called me by her name
Right in front of the lamp
And my friend the throw pillow
I’ve never been so humiliated
I may never love again
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Did you really think
That you could hide fish in rice?
Oh, the green paste burns!