Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.

Remember...only in our tomorrows will we realize what we had in our yesterdays.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

IF...by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all around you
Are losing theirs and tripping over you
If you can find a home when none has found you
And claim their garden, house and bedroom too
If you can wash a mile from any water
And roam without recourse to any map
Unwind from cold and calculating slaughter
By curling on a warm and cosy lap:
If you can fall, and find your feet by falling
If you can sleep, yet keep a watchful brain
If you can wake the dead with caterwauling
Or die yourself, and live to die again
If you can stare for minutes without blinking
And wear for hours on end a dreamy smile
And seem to think – quite undisturbed by thinking –
Through narrowed eyes aglow with secret guile:
If you can make one heap of shredded paper
From books they thought were safely out of reach
And sigh, and sulk, and claw and madly caper
At all attempts to reprimand or teach
If you can force your bleary-headed owner
To let you in and out the door at dawn
And oscillate from socialite to loner
And stare back in again with face forlorn:
If you can walk on shelves and spare the china
Ignore commands but answer to your name
If you can hog the whole of a recliner
Designed to hold the largest human frame
If you can turn to stone for half a minute
And climb a tree in fifteen seconds flat
Yours is the blackbird, nightingale and linnet,
For – after all – you are a cat. My cat.
Rudyard Kipling


Anonymous said...

Oh what a beautiful perfect tribute for a Cat.- You find the most nicest writings!--xo-Valery

We love Luna said...

What a beautiful post, the poem is adorable!Awesome artwork here!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

PURRFECT POEM!!!! Mommy loved it.

Anonymous said...

That is a WONDERFULLY true poem about us...CATS!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Do you think he had studied cats??

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is lovely Misses Peach. We love that are of you particularly.

Anonymous said...

Hi Misses Peach! That is a beautiful poem.

Luna, Luzie and Olli said...

Oh, dear Misses Peach, this is a wonderful poem. Perfect!!! Love the artwork too!
Here we had a bad storm yesterday and it looks like fall at the frontyard this morning ...piles of leaves. Today we have sunshine again....crazy weather.
hugs and purrrs

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Very nice!

Furkidsmom said...


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Noll's Nip said...

Wonderful poem! Love your graphics too. Miss Peach is a work of art :)

Ginger Jasper said...

Thats just beautiful Hugs GJ xx

Angel and Kirby said...

That is very beautiful and so true!

ML said...

How very beautiful.

Lorraine said...

Oh I had completely forgotten this wonderful poem -- he truly captures the cat personae. Thanks for the lovely art and wonderful poem Ms. Peach.
Hugs, Pets and Purrs,