#5. KittyKat

I play a game
with my Kittykat
I call him Fluffy.
We are very careful
to keep a straight face
while our tails swish
but it can be very tough
to not to smirk.

he gets a pre-smirkish twitch
when I play Fluffy tricks
But so far he remains the Champ
He’s the Champ of the poker face.

He is, by the way
a very gifted poker player.
We take turns to shuffle and deal
he says he is not declawed.
His idea of dealing the cards
is diving and skidding repeatedly
through-out the deck ala Risky Business.
He never gets tired of that
But he gets all tired out
and wants to nap on top of them.
And my on money too.
I HAVE lost a couple bucks this way more than once.
Wait a minute, That little SOB!!
I been grifted!
By a sly KAT!
Oh Come ‘ e r e FLUFFY . . . . . .
I have a big surprise for you . . . . . .
Shhh . . .
It’s a hammer for his piggy bank . . . . .
. . . . . . . .

Perhaps I have read too much Calvin and Hobbs.
nah . . . that’s not possible.

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this poem should probably line a litter box. . . .
30 Day Poem Challenge # 5 poem
I don’t actually play poker
but my cat does like to skid through papers.

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  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hicksonover 2 years ago

    aww how cute is this! I used to actually do this with my old cat too, yeah but unlike Fluffy, he didnt have a very good poker face, I mean whenever he had a good hand he would lick his left paw and then scratch his head… I think I must have won like £200 off of him all together, then he got all mad and scratched the sofa and then mum got angry, we didnt play poker again after that lol wonderful work Yvonca, I love it!! :) xoxo

  • ha haa. oh Paul. his real name isn’t even Fluffy.
    I love your poker adventures with your cat!! Thanks for stopping in!!

    – evon ski

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyover 2 years ago

    paws for thought
    3 aces up his sleeve
    you had a full house
    yet could not believe
    that he could beat you
    but he drew an ace
    from the pack
    your chips were down
    you heard the crack
    of ice and fell
    and thousand feet below
    while he just purred
    and took his winnings
    beating a full house
    time to celebrate
    he took a mouse
    and swallowed
    him with a smile
    that looked so neat
    you’d never guess
    he was a cheat.

  • LOL!!! only YOU T!!! love this poem, love this bad cat . . who did he learn this trick from? Thanks fur the fun T.x

    – evon ski

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    too cute this is

  • thanks so much Donna. well, it will be interesting to continue the poem challenge, it may cause me to be a bit reckless in trying to keep the poem machine popping. :))

    – evon ski

  • Cynthia Lund Torroll
    Cynthia Lund T...over 2 years ago

    What a romp.

  • I was trying to grade and the brattykat was diving thru the work, which is a big no no of course. so I gave him a stack of torn pieces to dive in and . . . poem started. LOL. Thanks so much Cia for the wonderful support and friendship. :))

    – evon ski

  • carboneye
    carboneyeover 2 years ago

    This could be a new twist on the old parable about the wicked and lazy servant who hid his money/talent instead of investing in it, his excuse could have been, “..but Lord, my ferocious tabby cat kitten was forever cat-napping on my cash!”, and no doubt God would have forgiven him imediately!::}}

  • you are a delightful guy and thanks so much for the good thoughts here!!!

    – evon ski

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampover 2 years ago

    if a cat has 9 lives and 9 tails
    its no wonder you can`t beat him at poker then yvonca
    plus a cat always knows how to cradle

  • a cat always knows how to cradle means does this mean??
    thanks for stopping by to read my work Charlie. :))

    – evon ski

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadover 2 years ago

    A lover of cats, is a lover of freedom…

  • you think?? there probably is something to that Mark. Thanks for your comment. :))

    – evon ski

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 2 years ago

    Happy Easter

  • Happiest of Easters to you dear friend!!

    – evon ski

  • labaker
    labaker8 months ago

    good humor, especially your comment about lining the litter box :))

  • ha haa. it was fun but probably not too good. He is a very comical and super sweet affectionate cat . . . so many little nuances. I came back from shopping . . . art stuff, shoes and toiletries and he HAD to go through each bag and explore, sit in the shoe box and russle the plastic. Thank you so much Larry, you have been visiting the 30 day poem challenge section. It was a really good way to create and makes one a bit more daring because you don’t have time to hesitate, you have to cough up another poem. like a hair ball.ha haaaa. :)))

    – evon ski

  • labaker
    labaker8 months ago

    I could never do it , just don’t have it in me :) admire those that do

  • oh you seem to have a poemy side that teases up a tenacle or two . . . . . never know . . it sorta just begin for me oone poem at a time. :))) you are a masterful phoographer and seem to connect with your subject matter very well.
    Thanks again for the back and forth. :))

    – evon ski

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