Thursday, 18 October 2012

Austin the poet!

One thing's for sure, there is no doubt,
she often forgets that I am out.
When this happens, I have no choice,
but give her 'the eye' and lift my voice!

Come on old dear and let me in,
it's the only way to stop the din!
Pick yourself from off the floor,
And open up this flippin' door!

First I'll have a bite to eat
And then kip down and get some sleep.
But hark! I hear the dulcet tones
Of that darn tabby, Tigger Jones! 

He's on my bed and stretched out nice!
No doubt he dreams of birds and mice.
So there's only one thing that I can do
to show you all what I think of you! 

carbuncle, carb-uncle (noun) - a starchy male relative who's a bit of a drain 


  1. I love your poem... and your black paw pads!

  2. Great poem, and love the carb Uncle. We don't have an uncle like that, thank COD. Glad the old lady finally let you in Austin. What was she doing, napping. She needs to get her act together. Take care.

  3. Austin, what a profound and moving poem! It made the mom smile purrrs xoxo

  4. Pawsome poem! You rocked it.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  5. LOVE the poem!!!!
    ...especially the line about dreaming of birds and mice.

    Austin, you are quite the laureate.

    ....Apparently that uncle of yours hasn't heard of the Atkin's Diet.
    ; ) Katie

  6. Tee Hee and fiddle dee dee
    Ausin has lost his bed
    But that's OK, Because you see
    Tigger's asleep and you gots fed!

  7. What a wonderful poem! We are speechless and in awe. No wonder you wear glasses!

  8. What a wonderful poem! We are speechless and in awe. No wonder you wear glasses!

  9. Love that pix of you trying to bring the door down! You look so vulnerable there, Austin. purrr...meow!

  10. Love that Austin, you are a very talented poet..BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  11. Well done, Austin! That poem sure did put a smile on Mommy's face this rainy and gloomy day.

  12. Wonderful poem, mommy almost spilled her cuppa coffee because she was laughing so hard!
    Moses the Studio Cat

  13. I love the poem, I love YOU and Tiggy Jones too I must say. And both mom and I love the Word of the Day!

    By the way Austin, your header is just right for you. Makes us smile here in Tennessee every time we see you up there. Your glasses become you, handsome boy.

  14. Austin seems to get more clever every day!....just love this poem and the pictures, which no doubt we have the 'old dear' to thank for them but the best bit for me....was seeing the end bit (literally)!! laughed my head off.

  15. That was terrific Austin and you covered the ending purrfectly!

  16. Bravo Austin!! A standing ovation to you and I loved the picture of Tigger Jones!!

  17. ROFLMTO! Austin, you said a buttful in that last picture!


  18. Oh Myyyyy... Sir Austin, you ARE a poet and you KNOW it!!! That was a brilliant ode to the old "let me in" story!!!
    And a brand new word for our meowcabulary - so wonderful to have you to inspire us, Austin!

    purrs and cheek rubs,
    Buddhakat, Mama and Mimi

  19. An excellent epic poem. By Him of The Black Paw.

  20. I giggled all the way through :)
    Happy Weekend!

  21. Tom is looking for a kitten today and tomorrow he is going to get a scratching post!! So when he finds one she has something to scratch on and not out furniture!!

  22. Austin - you are so very creative. You should get your work published.

  23. Witty & wise! We especially like that Tigger pic. So self-satisfied.

  24. Pawsome Austin. Great poem and the ending is hilarious.

  25. A lovely poem, Austin, to carry us through our rainy weekend. Stay dry and keep giving Tigger Jones 'the eye!' Purrs...

  26. Austin, we LOVE your poem! The ending was too funny.
    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  27. Hello there love the blog

  28. Is there no end to your talents, Austin? Great poem and I love the photos too. :)

  29. What a fine feline poet you are! But honestly, tell that human to get you a cat door so you can come and go as you please. It's only fitting for someone with your talent, MOL.

  30. Austin - Sassy here. Wow, I am impressed. Not only are you handsome (especially with glasses!)but you are a poet also!

  31. Austin
    Your poetry should win a prize.
    ✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

  32. Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the HedgeFriday, October 19, 2012 11:34:00 pm

    Poetry in motion and words!
    Love the word of the day!

  33. Oh my cat! It's Friday and mama's all tuckered out she says - and she refuses to write us a response poem like Nellie's. *sigh* PFFT, humans!

  34. Such a talented cat!
    Thank you, Dr Austin, you're an inspiration to cats everywhere.

  35. Wow Austin, Are you tryin' to win my Human's heart or sumfing? She's an English teacher who appreciates a fine poetic talent. For example, right now her students are studying Hamlet. When they finish, they can study YOUR fine poem!

  36. What the... I must be darn stupid when I read the definition of Carbuncle.

    I see an A.A. Milne in the making... I love your poems... if only it were that easy to make one everyday.

    Tigger Jones.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  37. Austin for goodness sake do ask your family to get you your own private entrance or a commissionaire - we hate to see you looking so forlorn knocking on the door for admission when a flunky should be waiting to oblige.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  38. Love how the poem finishes. I am surprised however that DR, is suing such a figurative expression. LOL

  39. Austin, that poem was fun! I like your word of the day, too..

    Hallooo to you!

    Tom, the Roman catyak cat
    & the mom who tolerates way too much..:)

  40. I am writing to thank you for the kind thoughts you posted on Diamond's blog. I miss Diamond a lot.
    best wishes,

  41. Hey Austin! Be sure to come by later to read about the Coronation. I know Your People have this down to an art form, but we did our best over here, MOL!

  42. Austin going to play the cello after the day you had. Maybe get Mom to install a cat door for you so no more waiting around.

  43. Mummy never lets us out of the house, she said we are not very street-smart. But whenever we want to go into her room, we just have to Meow loudly and she will let us in.

    Garlic & Ginger

  44. Totally love this Austin and what a fantastic poet you are. Got your message across in a very talented way. Hugs and nose kisses

  45. The paw-against-the-window photo.

  46. Austin, your are the cat laureate, for sure. We are so impressed with your pawsome wordplay!


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