Today’s assignment (at POETRYisEVERYTHING) was to write about the name of a pet.
The Pet Cemetery’s First Citizen
The tortoiseshell cat, taken in as a tiny kitten, a furball
with a very loud purr, named Turtle
(which delighted the children, themselves tiny back then,
and, in their own way, very loud).
I don’t have a picture (on this computer) of Turtle, so I’m posting one of our current “top cat,” Annie-Cat. (Long story about her name.)
Searching for pet poems, I found Maria Popova’s website, Brain Pickings, with a post titled, “Literary Pets: the Cats, Dogs, and Birds Famous Authors Loved.” I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.