Because I’m only human,
It’s sometimes hard to be
The wise, all-knowing creature
That my cat expects of me.

And so I pray for special help
To somehow understand
The subtle implications
Of each proud meowed command.

Oh, let me not forget that chairs
Were put on earth to shred;
And what I like to call a lap
Is actually a bed.

I know it’s really lots to ask
But please, oh please, take pity;
And though I’m only human,
Make me worthy of my kitty!

– Author Unknown

This sweet poem, humorously explains every cat owner’s wish to be the best they possibly can be, whilst sharing the experiences everybody who owns or owned a cat has dealt with – shredded chairs and laps being used as beds.

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