The Plight of Snowball: A Dog Lost In A Cat’s Body

Snowball wouldn’t bat at socks
Or deign to use the litter box
She’d no use for that feline stuff
Tried making her meow a ruff

Her mother neared end of her whits
And wished her dear would only quit
But it was neither whim nor hobby
A canine in a feline’s body

And though her mom would fret and kvetch
Snowball brought a stick to fetch
Preferred to chase round the mailman
Then digging through a garbage can

She rather liked to chew one bones
Which beefed up her testosterone
But the elusive canine copy
Never did her ears go floppy

Nor could she seek an operation
To change the outcome of gestation
But other cats, Snowball they feared
And dogs, well they just found her weird

And rolled their eyes as they walked past
So poor Snowball was an outcast
And so a loner til that day
When all alone Snowball did play

Until the day she ran across
A cow who was born as a horse.

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74 thoughts on “The Plight of Snowball: A Dog Lost In A Cat’s Body

  1. OH this is just too cute!!! I just let my cats be cats although, when my Karma was still with us, he used to follow me like a dog. Whenever we went to the Vet he was not in a carrier. He walked following me. You have no idea the comments and the looks we got. Too funny!! How I miss that Angel of mine. But it seems I can talk about him now without crying. I’ve made progress. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

  2. I used to dislike cats for years. Then one day, I had visited a home where there were 2 cats. One was slim and stayed by the windows, real standoff-ish, like most cats I always thought were. The other cat, though, was chubby and absolutely acted like friendly dogs I’ve met. It hopped on my lap, played around, wanted a tummy rub, and so on. I totally thought it was just like a dog. So since then, I’ve become a new sort-of cat lover. I had asked that friend years later, how that cat was. She said that the owner had moved, so she didn’t know. Ah…I always wished I had a cat like that one. Great post!

  3. This was obviously adorable. It’s so nice reading your natural comedic flowy poetry. I know I’ve said it over and over, but here it is again because it’s just so true … You are seriously talented!
    My family had a weird dog that I believe thought she was a cat. I thought this mostly because the weirdo liked humping other cats. A female dog who humped ours and all the neighborhoods poor cats. Her name was Princess, but she definitely should have been named, “Stop doing that!”
    Hope you’re enjoying what’s left of 2016 ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Love it! My cat is definitely a cat, but raised with our dogs so has many of their characteristics. For one, she hates the litterbox and insists on going outside to do her business, even in winter. Her growl sounds a lot like a dog, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. My first husband had hound dogs and a cat named Barney. Barney caught ping pong balls, chased tennis balls and ate dog food. This was another clever, funny poetic jewel! Marissa, kvetch and fetch is such a great rhyme, as you just know how to create the really good stuff! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Fab poem. Can totally relate with the dog-cat thing. They’re the best kind. Also pleased to find Snowball happily matched with the cow – horse. It takes all sorts as they say….

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