Saturday, November 3, 2007


This is Smokey, sleeping in his favorite position.  Smokey is the largest cat at Forty Paws, but he doesn't really throw his weight around.  He is pretty much fearless and loves to rassle with his siblings, Reno, Sally and Obi.  He will even rassle with Dorf, the only cat brave enough to try that.  He is a little naughty, in that he loves to chase Jenny, just to hear her scream.  Smokey
thinks that Jenny really likes the game and the screams are just playing.   Like Reno, Sally and Obi, Smokey was born to a mother with Feline Herpes Virus 1 and it has affected his right eye.  His right eye looks a little cross-eyed and leaks brown protein constantly.  He will wipe his eye on anything around him, including the other cats.  The brown stuff will fly from his eye whenever he shakes his head, decorating the floor and walls.  He keeps Maw busy cleaning up after him.  He hates it when she tries to wipe his eye, though he will rub the stuff off on her clothing.  He loves to be brushed, but the brown guard hairs never come off in the brush, just the white and fawn fur.  To look at the brush after his brushing, you would never guess that the fur came from him.  He loves tuna.

                                    Smokey is a Mancat, big and tough.
                                    He rassles his siblings, but doesn't get rough.
                                          He chases Jenny,
                                          Who screams like a banshee.
                                    She secretly likes it, but soon has enough.


Nikita said...

Hi there!

What great fun this is!

Cool pics, and poetry!

Daddy does poetry, too, and told me what a Limerick is all about.

I will be adding you to my blogroll! ;-D

Mickey said...

Scream like a banshee!!! Hahahaha!!
That is a good limmerick.
You have a nack for capturing the essence of the cats!

Parker said...

Smokey has a very smoochable belly!

Forty Paws said...

Laffin and Laffin!! Great limerick for our dear Smokey!!! And yes, you captured all his high points very well!! You are so good at this! No wonder you are a finalist in the 2007 Weblog Awards!!!!! Concatulations!

Luf, Us

Lux said...

That's too funny! (Jenny screaming like a banshee.) Love it!