March 27

Sir Ely the Fluffy

Sir Ely the Fluffy

Big paws with lion’s claws, always sheathed

A furry wide face you are always pleased to greet

Comical nature belies true affection

A willingness to follow you in any direction

A bellow of a rumbling purr

Long orange and yellow fur

Green eyes and whiskers so fine

An expression that says ‘be mine’

 

Constant commentary, a chatter well received

Upon any encounter on the street

A casual greeting with a flop and roll 

And an invitation to follow for a stroll

 

The joker who wants to go for a ride

Who sits with paws propped on the inside

Carefully watching the passing world slide

As you drive with a cat by your side

 

Beloved friend to corgi and child

Morning companion to the mother besides

Never one to dally on the inside

Forever exploring what the world provides

 

You will always be the cat about West Oaks

The one whose neighbors loved the most

Sad the news will be of your passing

For a little imprint you made is everlasting

 

I will miss you, Sir Ely the Fluffy

Saved from neglect, you gave us so much love

I  do hope you are watching over us from above

and know it’s you we think the world of

 

~Charlotte Greer Slater 2011

 

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Posted March 27, 2020 by Charlotte Von Woffle Greer in category "All of Charlotte's Poetry

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