My Poems

My Cats By The Hearth

It's cold outside, the wind is blowing                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Freeze in the air, soon it will be snowing                                                                                                              Nothing can be better on this whole earth                                                                                                                    Just watching my cats sleeping by the hearth

Many a cat would be filled with delight                                                                                                                                         To be in a warm cozy home for the night                                                                                                                                 But for them it's just a dream far out of sight                                                                                                                              Only abandonment is to be their plight

All I can offer is this plea to all of you                                                                                                                                                               Can you adopt a cat, or maybe even two                                                                                                                                                          If you have a cat, can you neuter or spayed                                                                                                  By doing this less cats have to be saved

I feel a shiver as I hear the wind howl                                                                                                                                                                                   Oh so many cats tonight out on the prowl                                                                                                                                              I am filled with thankfulness gaiety and mirth                                                                                                                                      As I gaze at my at my sleeping cats by the hearth

Author Eileen Clark 2013

Care for cats in cold weather.

Keeping Feral Cats Warm in the Winter


15 thoughts on “My Cats By The Hearth

  1. Lovely picture and poem Eileen. Nearly all of our cats have been strays or feral cats over more than 30 years ago. Just over a week ago we thought our beautiful 16-year-old moggie Rambo was headed for that rainbow bridge after we took him to the vets. He is on pills for his hyperthyroidism and has got some arthritis. He was so lethargic and not able to get out his own way. Our vet said he was very dehydrated and running a temperature. One of his kidneys was not functioning very well so the prognosis was not good. We decided to leave him at the vets overnight where he was kept on a drip and review the situation the next day. To our vet’s amazement Rambo had bounced back and she was happy to send him home. We are so happy to report that he is now drinking and eating much more – even trying to steal the food off our plates and interacting with us. We know the day will come but we are so happy to have this extra time with him while he enjoys a good quality of life. Lynn

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    1. Hello Lynn, I’m saddened by your comment but pleased of course with the joyful outcome. My Little Girl is old and we’ve had a couple of close calls with her health. Just last month I did a post on her about an infection she got in one of her eyes. This incident did two things for me, I’m paying more attention to her now and I’m preparing myself for the day when I lose her forever. Thank you and my best regards. =^..^=


      1. Our pets are a gift and part of our family and memories. My husband and I were teary last week. I think I felt sadness I was not able to say goodbye probably. I agree about the paying more attention to our pets. Hope your Little Girl brings you much more joy yet! Lynn

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