I am a cat.
I am quiet, domesticated
yet fiercely independent.
I pad silently about my domain
at an easy, unhurried pace.
I seem harmless, affectionate
even submissive as I bask
in a warm patch of sunlight.
When ego dictates
I mingle happily among people,
eager, impatient, hungry for attention.
Yet most of the time
I am too proud, too aloof to be touched.
I enjoy when they stroke my sleekness,
pamper me, spoil me as I purr
but my preference for solitude
always wins out.
I like to belong, feel secure in the love of others
and yet will be owned by no one.
And if anyone or anything threatens
A startling transformation will occur.
This quietly domestic, submissive little creature
will turn feral,
will arch, spit, scratch
to defend what she cares about,
with no thought of consequence.
The havoc I wreak
when talons are drawn and teeth are bared
you will not soon forget.
And somehow, no matter how hard the fight or
how far the fall, I land on my feet.
I am a survivor.Maybe it’s true.
A cat really does have nine lives.
Do you think you have a cat personality?
Or is there another animal you identify with?
- Cat Talk (erikhare.wordpress.com
- Cat people are more distinctive than dog people (psychologytoday.com)
- Cat Survives Being Buried Alive (fox8.com)
- Cat Stuck in Bumper Survives Car Wash and Drive (autoevolution.com)
26 thoughts on “It’s a Feline Thing”
Perhaps I’m an otter. I like to get my food, lie on my back and eat. With the remote close by. So I’m an otter with a TV.
Ha ha, love it! Thanks for commenting, Tim. 🙂
I really enjoyed both your photos and text, Jennifer! I would have to say that I am a split personality between cat-like and dog-like. When I need space I need it – now! But mostly I like being in the midst of our noisy and busy household. I love our cat and dog equally.
Blessings ~ Wendy
We can’t all be cat people, now can we? lol
Thank you, Wendy, for commenting and for stopping by for a visit on the east coast. 😉
Cat for sure! One of my best friends named me b kitty >^.^<
Love this post ♥
Thank you, fellow feline!
>^.^< (Had to try the kitty face)
I am absolutely and undeniably 100% a cat. My cat, Abby, is very much like me, and like everything you describe in this beautifully written blog post. I blame, curse and call her names for it, but really I taught her. I taught her every single bitchy trait she has. And I love her so much it hurts. Thank you for this wonderful text!
Thank you for your comments! I know exactly what you mean. 🙂
Being a cat person also means that owning a cat or two makes perfect sense. They suit your life to a tee, because they have so much in common with you. Cat love forever!!
I also have two dogs though, and I get along wonderfully with them too! Then again, so do our cats 🙂 xx
I would like to have a dog again someday. Right now, my two kitties are more than enough. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. 🙂
If I believed in past lives, I’d say I’ve been a cat before! I think you just described me hahaha
Perhaps what we are doing here is recognizing the animal in all of us. 😉
or proving animals have personalities too! 🙂 I love your style of writing Jennifer, it’s always a pleasure to drop by and see what you’re up to!
Of course, they absolutely do!
Diana, thank you for your kind words, I am touched. x
My pleasure – words from my heart. ❤
**Oops spelling error – ‘Ourselves’ (of course)
Hello. I am not an avid cat-lover, yet the description you have here – and relating it to how we may see oureselves – is aptly ‘me’.
Thanks for this interesting concept.
You’re right. From reading your blog, I would consider you somewhat “cat-like”. You have impressed me as a survivor, and an inspirational one, at that. Thank you for weighing in. x
Hey Jennifer I don’t think I am a cat, today maybe a snail, a bit slow in writing anything. My daughter would love to be a shape shifter and change into any animal…..this was after a conversation on good super powers for a children’s novel we were day dreaming about. Although having Cat abilities would probably make for an excellent children’s story. Hope your writing is going well.
Ha ha, you’re more like a snail, are you? And yes, I agree, someone having cat abilities would make a good story for children.
With regards to writing a book, Kath, you’ll get there, just like me. Slow and steady wins the race. So I suppose I’m a tortoise in that respect. 🙂
Ah, life’s good being a cat eh!
In our home it is, Andy. 🙂