by Janet Blue on September 1, 2016

Lily Olivia has catitude.Today, we have been challenged by are good pal, Sammy, to write a poem for the prompt letter “L” for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. Though we have one angel cat with an “L” name, Louise, and two current kitties with “L” names, Lily Olivia and Lisbeth, it was a sure bet we were going to pick the feisty Lily Olivia. After all she is in charge around here.

We suspect most of our friends will be writing about their love for their pet, but if you’d put money down on us to do that, you’d lose big. So here’s our poem for the lovely (that’s as close as we are going to get to the “L” word) Lily, but don’t be fooled, she can smack you silly. (Whoa, haven’t even started yet and already rhyming!)


 Lily Olivia Has Catitude

Lily Olivia is a calico with lots of catitude.
It’s best to steer clear when she’s in a bad mood,
As that cat can be nasty and downright rude.
She’ll be silently planning to make you cry,
As she gives you a startlingly scary stink-eye.
It’s her warning that you should just say, “bye-bye.”
She can lure you in by looking lovey and sweet
But don’t be fooled, she thinks of you only as meat
And views you as her personal tantalizing treat.
She’s bamboozled us all time and again
Making nice and acting like our long-lost friend,
But very soon ourselves we are forced to defend.
She can smack you faster than you can blink
And sit laughing as you make a dash for the sink
To wash away the blood drawn, as quick as a wink.
But it’s only sport and really nothing to fear;
She just wants to see that one little tear.
Then she’ll return to her nap without even a cheer.
So if you come to visit remember this rule:
Lily may appear sweet but is nobody’s fool!
So just walk away and pretend to be cool.

We are fairly certain you all know that Lily is well loved. She wouldn’t still be with us after 17 years if she wasn’t. However, she can be a total stinker. There have been moments through the years when we thought she was mellowing, but then she’d always go back to her usual bitchiness. When she was very young, she looked at me one time with pure evil in her eyes, and she truly frightened me.

Lily Olivia has a super short fuse and can strike out with no warning. If she gets the chance, she’ll always go for the face! But please do not judge her too harshly. It would hurt her feelings and ours.


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Monica Dingess October 1, 2016 at 11:17 pm

Love your creative poem!! Lily Olivia, you’re so lovely! Hope you’re always safe and sound! This poem inspired me a lot for taking care of my cats. Every cat in the world is the happiness for their owners!
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David September 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Love your poem a lot!! I don’t think it’s written for Lily Olivia except for the name. It’s damn right for every cats on this world or at least every members in my furry family. Love you Lily Olivia 😡

David September 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Love your poem a lot!! I don’t think it’s written for Lily Olivia except for the name. It’s damn right for every cats on this world or at least every members in my furry family. Thanks for sharing and love you Lily Olivia 😡

James W Hall September 12, 2016 at 3:51 pm

What a coincidence! My kitty has letter ‘L’ in her name too. She’s Lucy. Btw, love your poem a lot. You’re right. Cats are always arrogant. They always think ‘i don’t care about you but you better worship me attitude’. But that’s why we love them I suppose 😀

Katie J. Ewing September 5, 2016 at 11:39 am

Lily Olivia, you must be a beautiful lady cat. And I am pretty sure that your mom love you so much. Love the poem.

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles September 4, 2016 at 11:40 am

We sure had fun with that furbulous poetry!

Groucho, our furst kitty could be like that at times…esp in his earlier years with us…and Suki fur sure was a diva with catitude like yours…but…neither was a calico, MOL!!

William's Kith & Kin September 1, 2016 at 8:15 pm

Lily Olivia is definitely a calico!
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Ellen Pilch September 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Great poem, I love calico attitudes. I wrote about my angel Lucy today, she was a calico with attitude too and I loved her exactly as she was just like you love Lily Olivia. XO
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Flynn September 1, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Lily Olivia is lovely and just wants everyone to know she’s the boss.
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Brian September 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm

A pretty Princess can be challenging sometimes!
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Emma and Buster September 1, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Mom wants to give you a hug and kiss Lilly Olivia. You are so bootiful!
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da tabbies o trout towne September 1, 2016 at 1:36 pm

we loves yur L poem lily…N frank lee we think yur cat a toodz grate;
gram paw dude was de same way….♥♥♥♥♥

Athena September 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Don’t know what would happen if I gave Mum the stink eye.

I’ve hissed at her a few times. That frightened her.

Purrs xx
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Marg September 1, 2016 at 11:15 am

Lily, that is OK, if you want to be Queen around there. Someone has to do the job. Especially since you are just a little older, you deserve to have things your way. You are a very pretty cat so just remember that.
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The Island Cats September 1, 2016 at 8:30 am

Lily Olivia is definitely a cat with catitude. We think it’s something to do with having 3 fur colors…our Zoey is the same way. 🙂
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The Menagerie Mom September 1, 2016 at 7:51 am

I guess a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to maintain her throne. Lily Olivia, your catitude makes you the purrfect calico! We sure love calicoes around here. Our calico angel Rosie, I think she could have scared off even a lion with the screams and shrieks she made upon seeing another cat. She sure terrified all of the other kitties in the house. If they entered her line of sight, she would have them cornered in a matter of seconds, even up to the age of 21. She loved her humans, though! Well, anyway, we love this poem for Lily Olivia! It’s the poem of a true heroine.
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Sammy September 1, 2016 at 5:52 am

Lily Olivia I do believe your Mom has you figured out – top to bottom, inside out and sideways. But you are a special girl in your own way – you’ve got a mind of your own and you aren’t afraid to show it! Bravo for you – at 17 you should be able to express yourself however you want to, including the occasional whap! This is a fabulous poem that your Mom has written with you as her inspiration! Please thank your Mom for pawticipating in my poetry day………next week “M”…….

Hugs, Sammy
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Toby September 1, 2016 at 4:22 am

She’s a LadyCat who knows what she wants and goes after it! Gotta admire that spunk!!!
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Summer September 1, 2016 at 1:48 am

Lily Olivia sounds a lot like the cat before Sparkle, a semi-feral, longhaired calico who definitely was in charge! My human adored her – Harlot was her soul cat.
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Lone Star Cats September 1, 2016 at 12:47 am

MOL! Luv da poem! Lily Olivia sounds like our Jezebel – she wuz a tortie wif major catitude.
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mommakatandherbearcat September 1, 2016 at 12:37 am

Lily Olivia is a beautiful girl … with just a bit of spunk to her … special and irreplaceable in her own way <3
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