February 29th 2008 2:03 pm
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A Kitty of Valor
(from Proverbs 31)
A kitty of valor, who can find? Her value is far beyond pearls.
Her husband's heart relies on her and he shall lack no fortune.
She does him good and not evil, all the days of her nine lives.
She seeks mice and catnip, and works with her paws willingly.
She is like the merchant ships, she brings fresh fish from afar.
She arises while it is still night, and gives mice to her kittens and a portion to her humans.
She plans for a catnip field, and buys it. With the fruit of her paws she plants catnip.
She girds her loins in strength, and makes her arms strong.
She knows that her mouse hunting is good. She does not go out at night
She sets her paws to the distaff, and holds the spindle in her paws.
She extends her paws to the poor, and reaches out her paw to the needy.
She fears not for her household because of snow, because her whole household is warmly dressed in fur.
She kneads covers for herself, her fur is shiny and well groomed.
Her husband is known at the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes a catnip toy and sells it, and she delivers her works to the merchant.
Strength and honor are her clothing; she purrs at the future.
She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the lesson of kindness is in her meows.
She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the cat food of idleness.
Her kittens rise and praise her; her husband lauds her.
Many kitties have done worthily, but you surpass them all.
Charm is deceptive and beauty is vain, but a kitty who fears God shall be praised.
Give her of the catnip of her paws, and let her works praise her in the gates.