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A Poem

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat - General Discussion' started by Trish Allearz, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Trish Allearz

    Trish Allearz Moderator

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    A breeder

    *Author Unknown*

    I love my little kitten; she makes my house a home.
    She is my very sweetest little friend; I never feel alone.
    She makes me smile; She makes me laugh; She fills my heart with love . . .
    Did some person breed her, or did she fall from above?

    I've never been a breeder, never seen life through their eyes;
    I hold my little kitten and just sit and criticize.
    I've never known their anguish; I've never felt their pain,
    the caring of their charges, through snow or wind or rain.

    I've never waited the whole night through for babies to be born,
    The stress and trepidation when they're still not there by morn.
    The weight of responsibility for this body in my hands,
    This darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams.

    Should you do that instead of this . . . or maybe that was wrong?
    Alone you fight and hope, one day, he'll grow up proud and strong.
    You pray he'll live to bring great joy to someone else's home.
    You know it's all just up to you; you'll fight this fight alone.

    Formula, bottles, heating pads, you've got to get this right,
    two-hour feedings for this tiny guy, throughout the day and night.
    Within your heart you dread that you will surely lose this fight,
    To save this little baby, but God willing . . . you just MIGHT.

    Day one; he's in there fighting; you say a silent prayer.
    Day two & three, he's doing well, with lots of love and care.
    Day four & five . . . he's still alive; your hopes soar to the heavens.
    Day six he slips away again, dies in your hands, day seven.

    You take this little angel, and bury him alone.
    With aching heart and burning tears, and an exhausted groan,
    You ask yourself, "Why do this? . . . Why suffer through this pain?"
    Yet watch the joy your kittens bring, and everything's explained.

    So, when you think of breeders and label them with "Greed,"
    Think of all that they endure to fill another's need.
    For when you buy your kitten, with your precious dollars part,
    You only pay with money . . . while they pay with ALL their heart
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  2. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    This is an awesome poem, Trish! Love it!
     
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  3. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Savannah Super Cat

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    Trish, this is so lovely and heartfelt! Thank you for sharing :)
     
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  4. Trish Allearz

    Trish Allearz Moderator

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    I'm really thinking about posting it to my website... It just sums up a lot of the hard work we do that you tend to forget when talking to potential owners. Plus, after the one email I received asking why MY prices were so high (they aren't! They definitely are NOT) compared to some BYB's cats- I could have just sent this poem. LOL.
     
  5. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Savannah Super Cat

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    I think you should put it on your website! Would you allow me to link it to mine, too?
     
  6. Trish Allearz

    Trish Allearz Moderator

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    Yeah :) ZIsn't mine to claim and it is beautiful :)
     
  7. Anne

    Anne Savannah Super Cat

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    Trish, that is a wonderful poem! (but sad too ... )
     

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