Tuesday, 7 February 2017

TABITHA:

TABITHA:
Hi ! my name is Tabitha,
I'm a diabetic cat.
I can't go out to play anymore,
But I've accepted that.

My "Mum" gives me a needle.
Each morning and at night.
I didn't like it much at first,
It gave me such a fright.

Foodwise, it's very uninteresting.
No cat meat, milk or such.
I have the dry food variety,
Which I don't care for very much.

But on the plus side of life.
I travel many miles.
To visit "Mum's " friends.
You should see the people smile.

I travel by the car.
I travel by the train.
Should the weather be sunny,
Or should the weather be rain.
So all you diabetic cats out there,
Listen and take heed.
You'll get some peculiar looks,
When you go "Walkies" on a lead.
ME-OW.

Copyright, All Rights Reserved Yvonne Lewis.
From the book "Negative V. Positive 2008.
*Tabitha lived for 2 years after my husband died.
She was a great source of comfort to me*

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful cat indeed. Going everywhere must have been interesting too.

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    1. She was a wonderful cat Pat, I used to have a caravan on a camp site and I would take her there. Thanks for the visit.

      Yvonne.

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  2. What a beauty. So glad you had her and she had you.
    Any thoughts on adopting another friend?

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    1. Thank you Sandra fro your lovely comment. Alas where I live I'm not allowed pets.

      Yvonne.

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  3. What a beautiful cat Tabitha was, and such lovely markings and colour :)

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    1. She belonged to my eldest son but he had to move for his job so we took her in. She was quite a character and was diabetic only for the last four years of her life.

      Yvonne.

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  4. No limits when it comes to diabetes even for a cat.

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  5. She was a beautiful cat and friend, Yvonne. I'm so glad you shared her thoughts with us. Our cats and dogs are always with us, in our hearts.

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    1. Thank you Beverly, I do wish I could have a pet here but alas the answer is no.

      Yvonne.

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  6. Such a pretty kitty. We had to give Hobbes insulin shots. I was really good at it while my husband struggled.

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    1. My husband always gave the shots at first until the vet suggested I learned. Good job I did as my husband passed away so I was left entirely alone to do it.

      Yvonne.

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  7. She was a sweet cat! I'm glad she kind of got used to her insulin shots. I'm sure those weren't fun for her.

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    1. Thank you Sherry, no it wasn't fun for her yet I think she knew it had to be done.

      Yvonne.

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  8. I have seen your photo of the lovely Tabitha before, she reminds me of my own dear, Buttons who lived to a ripe old old of seventeen.

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    1. Tabitha was fourteen, some cats live to a remarkable age.

      Yvonne.

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  9. What a love cat (and poem). She is lucky to have you.

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    1. Thank you Martin for those lovely words.

      Yvonne.

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