“A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, And for the last three - he stays.”  English Proverb 

FatLouieWhen I first found tiny old Louie

He was starving and far too lean

But ever since I brought him home

He’s turned into an Eating Machine

 And when our Louie begins to dine

There is sheer contentment in his eyes

It’s as if he’s in a fine gourmet restaurant

And for the very best dish he’ll award a prize

He seems to have gained 20 pounds

He loves to eat twenty four hours a day

I guess he wants to make up for lost time

He devours everything that comes his way

Our Louie has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Which is equivalent to the Aids Virus in human beings

When I found him, my vet had advised putting him down

I’m glad I never took his advice for all the joy Louie brings

I recently found Louie’s secret hiding place

Where he stashes purloined food for snacks

He had secreted away tons of potato chips

Gobs of French Fries and a leftover Big Mac

He also loves to raid all the cat food bowls

He’s even stolen a complete dinner or two

And the other day he started eating dog food

Which has made all of my pooches very blue

I was really starting to worry about Louie

I had never before seen any feline do that

So I took him to the vet for an examination

And he said, “Louie is just one Happy Fat Cat!”

And indeed Fat Louie is a very contented soul

As he purrs happily while waddling down the hall

This once homeless feline is Home for the Holidays

And that truly is one of the most wondrous things of all

Maybe we should all take our lead from good old Louie

And give thanks for the bounty we receive each and every day

So from Fat Happy Louie and the rest of my wacky critter family

We all wish you the most Joyous and the most Blessed of Holidays

 Hey!  Where did my drumstick go?!

And who hid those dinner rolls?!

LOUIE!!!

And There Are Thousands of Homeless Animals

In Animal Shelters, All Across This Vast Land

That Would Love To Find a Home For the Holidays

Taking One of Them In, Would Be a Gesture Most Grand

 And If You’d Like To Learn More About FIV,

Please Read My Linked Article Below

 ©2007  Ed Kostro

 

 

 

 

 

 

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