Most humans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green and drinking artificially colored beverages. How do cats celebrate St. Patty’s? They write limericks, of course. Cats are known haiku masters, but their passion for poetry doesn’t stop there.
You might not know this, but cats are great at rhyming. They’d never let on and only allow us to hear them speak simple meows; however, their kitty cadence is nothing short of masterful. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a few well-versed felines share their original limericks with us.
There once was a tabby named Neal,
Who missed not one single meal;
And nobody knew,
He ate Stripey’s food too,
That’s why he was such a big deal.
A cat always found himself waking,
To bright flashes and photograph-taking;
And so he would choose,
To feign a deep snooze,
But everyone knew he was faking.
Oreo found himself bitter,
With cats who kicked out all the litter;
Fluff couldn’t care less,
And kept making a mess,
‘Cause no one could call him a quitter.
Felix was quite a tough guy,
But car-riding made that cat cry;
And his people would say,
It would all be okay,
But he meowed like he thought he would die.
There once was a tomcat named Lou,
Who wore a cotton beret that was blue;
He was quite a known brat,
And he hated that hat,
So he vomited in his mom’s shoe.
A new box appeared on the floor,
Both cats thought for sure they would score;
Then they saw the bad news,
For inside there were shoes,
That were being returned to the store.
Muffin found places to hide,
But they always saw his back side;
He thought he was crafty,
Though his bottom felt drafty,
But still every time Muffin tried.
Skip thought it was always a chore,
To decide on one side of the door;
So betwixt he stood frozen,
The door was not closin’,
So his mom picked him up off the floor.
Does your cat write limericks? Share a verse or two in the comments!
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About the Author: Angie Bailey is an eternal optimist with an adoration of all things silly. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, thinking about cats doing people things and The Smiths. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, Texts from Mittens (originated right here on Catster) and authored whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds, a silly book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in comedy web series that features sketches and mockumentaries. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food.