Danny Draper

Freshman - 716 Points (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

Naming Of Cats - Poem by Danny Draper

Nameless, homeless three month old stray
Congenial and smoochy, purred our way
No collar, no microchip just a posse of fleas
A bit below weight 'neath Pursian hair tease
Purred like a Trible under addictive ear rub,
A dunk in eucalyptus wool wash dispatched those gnats
Black all over, save white toes and nose,
And a white rough diamond chest his distinguishing crest.

Diamond Jim
James T. Kirk
James Tiberius Kirk
Kirk Cat
'I wanted Cookies! '
Well, 'Cookies', could be his nick name.
'Kirk', it is!

His continuing mission:
to sleep where he wants,
to get desexed and chipped,
to have his medicine and shots
and to join our family,
and annoy Snowy the dog.

Danny Draper

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A new kitten joined our family from the neighborhood strays.

Comments about Naming Of Cats by Danny Draper

  • Susan Lacovara (6/23/2014 8:36:00 AM)

    Reread this again and was reminded of fair warning my mother used to give me. She basically told me that strays and lovers, quite the same, once you feed them and give them a nickname, they steal your heart! The cat will usually stay longer! PEACE, in a purr-fect way! (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Lacovara (10/21/2013 11:44:00 PM)

    I invite you to read, Fattened By The Hand That Feeds, written for the taken in, stole my heart pets who came for dinner and never left....I can so relate to your tale (tail) ....enjoyed the write. Many of my best friends are four-legged. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (9/8/2013 2:53:00 AM)

    very interesting and quite readable write for a light feel! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (9/2/2013 6:10:00 AM)

    A lovely poem, enjoying the way you chose Kirk. Poor kids. I laughed too at many of the great comments. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/5/2013 9:11:00 PM)

    pets are dear to us. I like little dogs, but cats are nice too. a good poem (Report) Reply

  • (7/28/2013 8:47:00 PM)

    Quite humorous. Nice one. Cats will always keep us entertained. (Report) Reply

  • (7/27/2013 8:35:00 PM)

    You don't have to tell me what a dug is, but a dirk's a dagger and that'd be a good nickname, dags for short. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (7/25/2013 6:18:00 AM)

    It's very kind-hearted of you to take in a stray....daft, but kind-hearted.
    I don't think he picked parts 2&3 of his mission and I bet he's called 'Kirky' by at least one of you.
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  • David Wood (7/22/2013 8:28:00 AM)

    A delightful poem. I am a dog person so the cat would still be a stray. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (7/21/2013 10:24:00 AM)

    I am more of a dog and bird person myself, but I have no doubt that your new acquisition is very cute. Great poem Danny. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/20/2013 11:08:00 AM)

    It is such fun having a cute kitten in the household..... with a mix of white and black! No matter, it is a stray cat! After all your confusion in naming him, I wonder what name, you finally chose for it! Exactly a similar looking stray kitten once sneaked into our house which was fed with milk and cookies for two days! But unfortunately my husband who is averse to cats drove her away to my great disappointment! It is fun watching cats annoying dogs! An interesting write! (Report) Reply

  • (7/20/2013 2:44:00 AM)

    Oh, that's a great poem about one of nature's cutest creatures! Thanks Danny for this heart-warming gift. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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