Purrsday Poetry: OLD MAU

OLD MAU, a cat poem by Mollie Hunt

The universe takes notice

when Old Mau

passes by.

Venerable at twenty-one,

even the strays

don’t come near him.

Scrappy Dan

goes the other way—

No scraps today.

 

Old Mau chases dogs

for sport,

sinking claws

into unsuspecting

poochie noses

too close to his fence,

too curious.

 

Old Mau

crosses the garden,

stalks the unkempt lawn:

the beetle,

the moth,

the mouse,

the mole.

 

Old Mau

blinks green eyes

at the sunshine;

King of the World.

 

About Mollie Hunt:
Mollie is the author of the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series, featuring Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, and the Cat Writers’ Association. This year she won a CWA Muse Medallion for her 3-part blogpost series, “Life Stages”.

Like Lynley, Mollie is a grateful shelter volunteer. She is a longtime volunteer for the Oregon Humane Society where she socializes sad, fearful, and behavior-challenged cats. She also fosters sick and elderly cats in her home. In 2014, she had the privilege to work with cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy on a particularly thought-provoking case.

You can find Mollie on her Website: http://www.lecatts.wordpress.com/, her Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/molliehunt, and her Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/MollieHuntCatWriter/.

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