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A Cat Like That (a poem co-written by BonnieSue & me)

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I am a cat who thought a lot about that...My owner came home after a long day alone....I crouch low to pounce with a sneaky bounce....I am ready to play after a long day....I pause for a moment, time that's well spent....As my game fails and I slide on my tail....Then I stop as I see my friend checking on me....I make a new plan to attack when I can....High on a shelf, I am thinking to myself....The best place to hit when my friend finally sits....I go back on the prowl, with barely a scowl....My eyes all alight with my goal for the night....Further along, the clock starts to gong....Scared out of my wits, I fight not to slip....A missile of fur, landing without a purr....In a plateful of fries, nearly singing my hide....I run from the pain with nothing to gain....Then I say what the heck as I hug my friends neck!

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A Cat Like That did make me laugh...you both wrote that, half and half...I've just come home, to my cat all alone. ..going to watch where she goes... because who knows. ... :)

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JEG325 in reply to Catwoman2018

Cute! Do you write regularly? My small ADAA writing group is looking for 2 more members. What do you think?

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Catwoman2018 in reply to JEG325

No I don't write regularly, I just came home from work and read your poem, the words just came to me. Wasn't sure if it was any good. :)

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JEG325 in reply to Catwoman2018

I still think you're an awesome person!

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Catwoman2018 in reply to JEG325

Aww thank you, you've made me smile. :) big hugs to you x

How many people do you have in your writing group?

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JEG325 in reply to Catwoman2018

Just 7 right now. We're gifted amatuers and we work together on stuff too. The group is working towards a book of compilations with an eye to publishing it. Any work that is submitted, can be considered for the book. Suggestions, ideas and editing/re-writes are offered if you wish it. All material remains the original writer's no matter what help we give. We meet at 7pm, EST, M-W-F, members time permitting. Our group's chat site/forum is open 24/7. Interested?

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Catwoman2018 in reply to JEG325

I'll practice my writing a little bit, I do enjoy it, then maybe see if I'm good enough to join. :) thank you for asking me!

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JEG325 in reply to Catwoman2018

You're very, very welcome. I think you would be a good add but, as usual there is never any pressure here....

We have a cat like that!!!!! Likes to jump from the headboard onto one of us in the middle of the night! The air turns quite blue! But, we love her, anyway. Most of the time!

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JEG325 in reply to NCAQuilter

Funny! Several people say that they have cats like that...What an awesome reaction to our poem!

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NCAQuilter in reply to JEG325

but, not unexpected!

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JEG325 in reply to NCAQuilter

It was for me, having never written a poem like that before.

Great collaborative effort! We can do more of these.

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JEG325 in reply to BonnieSue

Agreed my friend. 'The Council Of Trees' is foe a monday posting. Okay?

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BonnieSue in reply to JEG325

Sure!

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JEG325 in reply to BonnieSue

Hah, you just wanna see your name up in lights!

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BonnieSue in reply to JEG325

oh-oh...I'm discovered...gonna go hide now.

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JEG325 in reply to BonnieSue

In my world there is no place to hide, my dear!

Nice. I have a cat like that but he stays outside. He's a good mouse hunter.

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JEG325 in reply to aaronm

Yeah, I didn't envision all the people that have responded in various places about having a cat like that. Hope you're doing well, my friend!

Good cat to have. I wish I had a rat hunting cat. They're always trying to get in our house, sometimes they succeed. Creepy!!

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aaronm in reply to BonnieSue

He likes to bring his "prize" to the door.

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JEG325 in reply to aaronm

Yuck! Used to have cats like that back in the day....Hated it!

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aaronm in reply to JEG325

Its annoying but its better than the alternative...a mouse running through the house.

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JEG325 in reply to aaronm

Agreed.

Love this j, so realistic lol!

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Thank you. Sue and I had great fun writing it.

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