I once knew a cat --
He wasn't a brat
Nor was he into eating rats.
His name was Pudge
The friendly neighborhood pet
He was every kid's favorite to hold
and Pudge would never mind at all
He was the best cat in the world.
He rarely reserved,
Instead he'd allow himself to crawl into the hearts
of all the neighborhood children and adults.
One day, he never came home
and I never got to say goodbye.
I hope he's ok, in a better place
Wherever that is, I just know
he's adored, being held by all the friendly ghosts of the past
I'll always love him,
for he was Pudge the friendly neighborhood cat
This page is dedicated to Pudge and all the other cats in the world who have since passed away or simply never came home again. I keep a photo of him in my wallet everyday. I will always love him. This is also dedicated to the three other cats in my life: Kitters, Pete, and Bubba. I love you.