Saturday, 7 December 2013

Tolkien's Cat?? ...or Simon's Cat? ;)

Simon's Cat!
via Google Images 

I thought it might be good to have a bit of a light-hearted post today. I really enjoy watching 'Simon's Cat' little video clips. I never owned a pet myself, but both sets of my grandparents had very fun and interesting pets. My maternal grandparents had two fun pomeranian dogs, King and Queen. King was my favourite and I enjoyed playing with him very much. My other grandparents had a Siamese cat, Meenoosh. He was the most beautiful, blue-eyed, proud, clever cat I ever saw! Unfortunately, they all died of old age when I was still little, but I've still got many fond memories.  I found this fun poem by Tolkien recently. I hope you enjoy!


The fat cat on the mat 
may seem to dream 
of nice mice that suffice
for him, or cream; 
but he free, maybe, 
walks in thought
unbowed, proud, where load
roared and fought
his kin, lean and slim, 
or deep in den
in the East feasted on beasts
and tender men.

The giant lion with iron
claw in paw, 
and huge ruthless tooth 
in gory jaw; 
the pard dark-starred, 
fleet upon feet, 
that oft soft from aloft
leaps on his meat
where woods loom in gloom - 
far now they be, 
fierce and fee, 
and tamed is he; 
but fat cat on the mat
kept as a pet, 
he does not forget.

J.R.R. Tolkien
from 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil,' in Tales From the Perilous Realm

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