— A cute and entertaining look at that most amusing genre, satirical cat poetry.
I can’t say that I liked all of the poems, but they were mostly entertaining, and I needed something light and amusing to read. I did like this better than Zen of Cats, so I might have to go back and adjust my rating there.
My favourite poems were:
And a few short excerpts of the shorter ones I liked
The rain is raining all around,
It rains on me and you;
I hope the neighbor’s dog has drowned,
Or caught a fatal flu.
Second part of From Cats Are Kind
A man said to the universe,
“Sir, I exist!”
“Excellent,” replied the universe,
“I’ve been looking for someone
To Take Care of my cats.”
Excerpt from Grendel’s Dog (I didn’t want to copy out the whole poem, but here’s a few lines)
Then boasted Beocat, noble battle-kitten
Bane of barrow-bunnies, bold seeker of nest booty:
“If hand of man unhasped the heavy hall-door
And freed me to frolic forth to fight the fang-bearing fiend,
I would lay the whelpling low with lethal claw blows”
And as Hamlet’s cat says,
Thus caution doth make house cats of us all.