Monday, October 20, 2008

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

Here is Sir Edmund Percival Hillary in all his magnificent floofy glory doing his full monty for the 2008 contest.

Here he is on top of the computer tower, proving that he still likes to climb things. When I did my farewell post for Captain Nels, I realized that I hadn't yet done the Meowers from Missouri and thought it was high time I rectified that. Ed was born in a friend of his present Mom's house when she let in an obviously pregnant cat, so her kittens could be born in safety. Ed was born on his Mom's birthday and she was very pleased to make him part of the family. He moved in at 8 weeks old and was rather taken aback by the presence of fully grown cats. He decided very young that the best place for him to be was up high. When spooked, he would climb up his Mom and sit on her head. With climbing abilities like these, he just had to be named Edmund Percival Hillary. He got the Sir because he is such a chivalrous cat. Ed weighs in at a hefty 23 pounds and it's a mystery how he got so big and the other kitties didn't, because they all eat the same food. He's not particularly lazy. He loves to run and jump and play. He is quite fond catnip.

                                     Sir Edmund Hillary can climb anything.
                                     As a kitten, to Mom's head he'd cling.
                                              Now he views the fridge
                                              As a mountain ridge.
                                     Go, Sir Edmund, and climb that thing!

21 comments:

Parker said...

What a wonderful limerick!

goldenshade said...

Great one!

Dana said...

Great limerick! Sir Ed is a big floofy mancat!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Way to scale Mt. Computer, Sir Edmund!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

An excellent limerick for Sir Edmund. I was thinking though that we would see some tocks for Derby.. ! :).

Shadow / Molly said...

The mom says she finks Sir Ed is big acuz he looks like he is part Maine Coon! Dey is big kittys boy!!

Munchie said...

oooh waht a wodnerfuls place to sleeps!

Kellykat said...

We love your limericks!
-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Great limmerick and purrfect fluffiness!

PB 'n J said...

Hee hee - that's a good one Karen Jo!

Tybalt said...

Oh, this one was a lot of fun!

Derby said...

Good limerick as always. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Lorianna said...

Such a cute limerick for Sir Edmund.
Your poem for Tiki is so sweet. Poor baby...
Hope your vacation is relaxing.
Billie is doing pretty well, better than a couple of weeks ago. :)
Hugs and Purrs,
Lorianna and her 4 kitties

The Devil Dog said...

That is just too funny. I like to climb on the back of the sofa and sit on mom's head as well. I don't think I have Sir Edmund's uincredible balance, though.

Roxy

Cats said...

Sir Edmund is very floofy and cute, and has indeed got a befitting name. A great prose and limerick!

-d ma said...

what a big boy.

Ariel said...

Love this Limerick :)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a big guy. He must be mixed with a large breed to be so big, if he's not fat.

Rusty is huge! We don't know what he is but one of his paws will make 2 of any of us kitties. Course, it isn't as big as Buddy's or Sam's.

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

Yayyyy! ::claps paws:: That was a great one!

Evie/VampyVictor said...

haha that woz good!
We cringed at the "clings to Mommas head" hehe

V-V

meowers from missouri said...

wowzers!!! we fanks you an' fanks you a million-billion times for honoring us wif limericks!! they are each an' efurry one just perfect. mom pologises that she hasn't got a round tuit to gif you as thanks for cap'n nels' pome--but she sez thank you now, an' sends a huggle!! youse is a great pomet!

(an' our post yesterday 'bout a kitty 'vestigatin' a pot of cauliflower? the kitty [see, we're STILL not identifyin' the culprit] was curious why used kitty litter was cookin' onna stove. well, that's what it smelled like!!)