Sunday 25 January 2015

Sunday Selfie and poem!

The humans really do their best.
But when it comes to where we rest,
They think that we should lie atop,
And not below and be a mop.

Here she comes, all of a fluster,
Mumbling that I've become a duster.
But I assure that I'm ok
and under here is where I'll stay.

There is a reason that I'm here
And it's not because I'm feeling queer.
Or that I am lacking vigour,
But, in fact, I'm dodging Tigger!

He eats my food and takes my bed
He worms his way into my head.
He's like a parasite, my mate,
He's only here to irritate.

So until that day when he is gone,
Or, heaven forfend, he cottons on!
That I am here below the chair
Waiting for him to disappear...

I shall be very calm and quiet and still,
 And do my best to not be shrill.
But if he sees me down here nestling,
We shall indulge in some all-in-wrestling.

The jury's out on who'll be victor.
Tigger's big, but I am quicker!
The time has come to end this rubbish,
So point the mouse and click on "publish"!

For better or for worse we are joining in the Sunday Selfie blog hop today, hosted by Kitties Blue. Click on the image below to check out the others :)


parasite -  an organism (Tigger) which lives in or on another organism (its unwilling host, me!) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense (Yep!)



  1. Love your poem Mr. Austin! You look like you are keeping an eye on Tigger. I think you have found a great place for nestling.. :)

  2. haha he looks rather smug
    And ready to bug
    So stay below
    And pray for him to go

  3. Awesome poem! LOL & MOL!! Hee hee on the word definition. Annie wishes she was as a witty because she feels about the same way toward Pierrot!

    Great selfie and spot to be cozy and away from Tigger!

  4. Oh Austin, that Tigger needs to take leave. He is a bother isn't he. I see that nice Mum of yours but a nice bed under that chair for you. You all have a terrific day.

  5. MOL! Good selfie Austin. Can't you just shut the front door on Tigger? After all, it's really your home, right?

  6. Pawsome dude pawsome.....appaws...appwas. Have a serene and easy Sunday
    Best wishes Molly

  7. That was the bestest reading I have read in ages. Austin, you da MANCAT! Now Tigger, I thought you were nicer than that.

  8. Fabulous poem, Austin! I bet it will take Tigger a while to catch on where you are nestling.

  9. Great selfie, but the poem is so sad. I wish you could live in peace and not worry.

  10. hehehe pawsome poem and selfe Austin,xx Speedy

  11. Austin you are a poet laureate!
    Great selfie!!

  12. Love the selfie and the poem!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  13. That Tigger sounds pretty bad, love the selfies (and poem)! Purrs, Rhette

  14. Love your selfie and that was a great poem. You are so good at poetry.

  15. MOL. Great selfie and poem. - Gus, Jaq, and Pearl

  16. Great Selfie Austin and a lovely poem. You're a poet :) Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday :) <3

  17. You wrote a great poem. The way you described him, I'm glad I don't have a Tigger around here to bother me.

  18. Handsome selfie, Austin! We want Tigger to leave you alone too! That's a great poem though. Poems are so amazing when they fit together so well like yours does.
    Hugs! you, NOT Tigger!

  19. Great poem, Austin! Your staff is giving our staff a run for the money!

  20. Appawse, appawse ! Great poem Austin ! Purrs

  21. Your peeps COMPLAIN 'bout you actin' like a duster? MOUSES! My peeps are always suggestin' they put fuzzy slippers on all us cats and let us 'have at' the floor. So far, THANK GOODNESS, the suggestions have been nothin' more than that.


  22. Austin, you are a poet, don't you (already) know it! :) And Tigger is truly lovely although obviously in your way! :p

    the critters in the cottage

    P.S. You can come over and mop our place anytime you like!

  23. Fab poem Austin! Love your selfie, hope Tigger doesn't spot you!

  24. Austin, you're our favorite feline poet laureate!
    That was amazing... and, uh... really struck home. ; )


  25. Love your selfie and your poem Austin! Haven't seen Tigger in a while. He's looking pretty good too. Not as good as you though, of course ;)

  26. Austin we didn't know you were a poet of distinction - could you send us a copy with a pawtograph please as we would love to show it to our furrends and brag that we know you purrsonally.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  27. If you feel safe beneath that chair
    We think you should just move in there
    Your parasite is sitting near
    Waiting for you to think the way is clear
    Suggest you stay where you are hidden
    Where parasites are strictly forbidden!

    Austin, get your Mom to get you a cell phone of your own so you can call for "take-out" to be delivered to your may be in there for a while! Good luck buddy.......wish I could help you out! (literally)

    Hugs, Sammy

  28. Holy Meow ! You cracked me up ...MOL
    Good one Mr. Poo :)

  29. Love the poem and selfie. Looks and sounds like you are doing a great job of keeping Tigger in line!

  30. Love your poem. We are sorry you are stuck beneath the chair, but it does look as if you have a nice beddie there. And you definitely appear be on alert. We like Sammy's addition to your poem as well. Thanks so much for joining and supporting our blog hop. You are a good furiend. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  31. Sweet Austin that is a fabulous poem to tell of a sticky situation. Looks as if you have found a pretty safe place though so hang in there sweetie maybe Tigger will soon get the message that you are not a host and will be a buddy to you and not a parasite. Hugs and nose kisses

  32. Clapping wildly at the photos and poem.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  33. Oh My Cat really fine poem my furend! Purrfect.
    I think every home has one. You have Tigger we have Rumpy

  34. Austin, that was the best poem ever have I read. Your looking good for having a parasite. Of course Tigger looks very healthy too. Complements of you of course.

  35. Mew mew mew Unccle Austin yur poe-em iss brilleeant!!! Yur so clever...mee wantss to bee as clever as you!!!
    You look so comfy in yur spot an mee hopess Mr Tiggur nevurr findss you there ;)
    LadyMum laffed over yur werd of thee day!
    "Whose a clever boy?" she said???
    Mee reeplyed, "Why mee Unccle Austin of course!" ;)
    **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

  36. HAH! Great poem. So you’re doing your version of “ducking” him like when TW opens the door to go out in the hall in her PJs and hears someone,she quick ducks back inside to avoid them.

  37. Very cool poem. I'm sorry that parasite Tigger is cramping your style, Austin. But you do look handsome and comfortable in your bed under the chair.

  38. That's a great poem, Austin! We all need some time to ourselves now and then. If Tigger doesn't see you then you may be able to ambush him and have the advantage!

  39. Austin love your poem and your photo :) Hope you and your Mum are having a great week!

  40. Oh Austin yous so very cute and clever. Gweat foto, and gweat poem.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi


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