Saturday, September 19, 2009


I totally forgot about Meow Like a Pirate Day, so I will give it a miss this year. I had nothing at all prepared, but I had been working on this post for a while, so I will go ahead with it.

Casper is a fifteen-year-old tabby, but I think he looks like he has some Siamese in him somewhere. He has the most beautiful blue eyes, but they rarely show up in his photos, because he tends to close them or squint when the flashy box comes out. His Mom found him hanging out in back of the motel she was running and adopted him. Before they moved last year, they had a fenced back yard where the kitties could play and hunt frogs and lizards. Casper was very good at hunting the frogs. He never ate them, but he did play them to death, unless his Mom managed to rescue them. He loves to put the bitey on cardboard boxes. He does a lot more napping these days, but sometimes the urge to play comes out and he bounces around like a youngster. He gets along fine with his sisters. He has always had a crush on Missy Blue-Eyes and they have been valentines, but he finally overcame his shyness and asked permission to court her. She accepted and I trust that they will have much happiness together.

                                              Casper, named for the friendly ghost,
                                              Just declared his love for the cat he loves most.
                                                       Missy and Casper,
                                                       Never lackluster,
                                              Are congratulated by their friends in a host.


Cat with a Garden said...

We enjoyed meeting Casper. And the limerick about him and his girlfriend is great! Thank you for visiting us.
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Shadow / Molly said...

Casper is a wise kitteh! And his gurlfuriend cat is bootiful too!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Casper is a handsome cat and very lucky!

ML said...

Oh, my goodness, this is about Captain Casper....
great poem and it mentions ME????
Oh, my, must tell Casper.
Thank you so much, Karen Jo. It is purrfect.
:: blushing ::
Missy Blue Eyes

The Meowers from Missouri said...

yer pomes be furry fine testiments t'yer affection fur us o'the cat blogosphere, an' we thank ye fur the joy ye gives us!

we be raisin' a mug o' nipgrog t'ye aboard the nine tails, an' wish ye long happy years o' versifyin'!!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Karen Jo, thank you so much for stopping by our blog to leave such nice words for our dad and his surgery this week! You are a cat blogosphere treasure and your limericks are always so wonderful!

Benjamin Fuzz said...

casper is a lucky guy to get such a nice limerick for himself and his lady love missy. good job, karen jo!

Radka said...

Beautiful pictures of cats. You have a wonderful site, I shall return to your site again. Have a good Radka.

PS: I'm a big fan of cats, she got a cat:))

caspersmom said...

Karen Jo, Casper here. I want to thank you so much for your great limerick about me and my Beautiful Missy Blue Eyes. We are so honored. I never expected to be honored in this way. Thank you again so very much.