Sunday, February 17, 2008

Jemima


Jemima is a fourteen-year-old black cat who lives with Tiger Lily, Ruckus, Sushi and Zeke. She is a fairly big, solid cat, but she has a tiny meow and is usually pretty quiet. She would much rather spend quality time with the Mom than play with the other cats and dogs. She didn't even like treats until she discovered Temptations. Now she won't let her Mom go to bed until she gets her Temptations. When the Mom turns out the light in the living room, Jemima heads straight for the cabinet in the kitchen where the treats are kept and meows to the Mom to let her know that now is the time for treats. Jemima has a special way of letting the Mom and Dad know that she wants them to keep making a lap for her and petting her. She carefully hooks one claw through their pants, never hurting or breaking the skin, just a gentle reminder that she wants to be petted until she is ready for it to stop.

Jemima likes to hook one claw,
Very gently, no blood does she draw,
Through the pants or jeans
Of her favorite beans
While she sits in their lap for scritches -- AHHH!

12 comments:

Daisy said...

Jemima is a very Good kitty. I like to hook my claws through pants, but sometimes I make a little bit of blood come out.

-d ma said...

jemima sounds like a real gem...

Lux said...

Great limerick! You go, Jemima!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Hello Jemima! Congrats on getting a limerick!

Parker said...

Isn't Jemima wonderful???

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Jemima may need a bigger box.

Tesla said...

well... it looks like it doesn't fit very well!

The Devil Dog said...

What a good kitty. Mom says that our older sister Bridget used to scratch mom on the arm to let her know she wanted petting.

Roxy

Jan said...

Jemima is such a pretty name for a pretty cat. Nice limerick for her.

Isn't it great that Baby is home? And we didn't even know her. We just love to hear good news.

jans funny farm

Mickey said...

Jemima is the same age as me. I too prefer quality time with Mom. My sisfurs are 4 so I do not play with them. They are too silly ,heehee
Purrs Mickey

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Ah...what a lovely house panther she is!

Tiger Lily said...

Jemima loves her limerick Karen Jo! She still thinks this box was just her size.