Haiku by Cat: Positions, Everyone!

Cats can flex and bend, molding themselves into any position, from elegant to ... not so elegant.


Cats are elegant creatures, made of curves as opposed to straight lines. They flex and bend, arch and bow, curl and fold into an infinite number of positions.

Watching a cat ooze out of bed, one might almost argue that cats are more liquid than solid. Like a river. 

All photography by Susan C. Willett

A cat doesn’t merely occupy a space so much as own it. Like Athena, who exudes tortitude even in repose. At any moment, one is tempted to bring out the sketch pad and draw her like one of those French cats. 

So graceful. So refined. So dignified and chic. Never a whisker out of place. Never clumsy or indelicate. 

Take Dawn for example, who exemplifies feline classiness and glamour. 


Are your cats class acts or a little rough around the edges? Tell us in the comments — or better yet, tell us in haiku!

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About the author: Susan C. Willett is a writer, photographer, and blogger whose award-winning original stories, photography, poetry, and humor can be found at Life With Dogs and Cats. She lives in New Jersey with three dogs and four cats (all rescues) and at least a couple of humans — all of whom provide inspiration for her work. Refusing to take sides in the interweb’s dogs vs. cats debate, Susan enjoys observing the interspecies interaction among the varied inhabitants of her home — like living in a reality TV show, only furrier. In addition to Life With Dogs and Cats, you can find more Lilah, Jasper, and Tucker (and the rest of the gang) on Haiku by Dog™, Haiku by Cat™, and Dogs and Cats Texting.

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