Stranger Fruit

Friday Felid #6


Domestic cat, Felis catus L.


  1. #1 Roberta Millstein
    February 7, 2009

    Felis Cattus, is your taxonomic nomenclature,
    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 affection.

    A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
    you would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
    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 behaviour you display
    connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
    And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
    I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

  2. #2 Roberta Millstein
    February 7, 2009

    Sorry, I forgot to give credit for the poem:

    By Lieutenant Commander Data

  3. #3 John Lynch
    February 7, 2009

    Wow, you are some nerd 🙂

  4. #4 Roberta Millstein
    February 7, 2009

    Please. I am a geek, not a nerd.

  5. #5 Doc Bill
    February 7, 2009

    Now you’re going to be deluged with cat photos!

    Here’s Kink!

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