Sunday, July 7, 2019

It's Raining Cats and Dogs: The Story of Felines and Canines Falling from the Sky

It’s raining; it’s roaring.
The old sky is pouring
Cats and dogs at such a rate
That I have to set the record straight.
The sky has opened with its pets.
Everyone open up your nets!
Catch a feline if you can;
Catch a canine with a plan: 
Cocker spaniels with their curls,
Collies loved by boys and girls,
Basset hounds with dangly ears,
Beagles who raise their tails for cheers.
A Shetland Sheepdog and a Pomeranian
Are not at all subterranean.
A Golden Retriever is man’s best friend,
A Labrador Retriever is a different blend.
Poodles melt your heart to pieces.
German Shepherds know what peace is.
Dachshunds are a short-statured pup.
Boxers are always looking up!
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Is the kind of dog that avoids a scandal.
The Bichon Frise is small but vocal
And friendly to everyone who’s local.
The Maltese is almost like a cat, 
And cats aren’t dogs and that is that.
Maine Coon cats are a friendly fluff.
British Shortshair are adorable enough. 
Persians have the sweetest beard.
Ragdolls are sometimes sheared. 
Bengals have stripes and rosettes.
Munchkins are the happiest of pets.
Siamese are black and white.
Abyssinian would never ever bite.
Scottish Fold are cute as pie. 
Birman have a striking blue eye.
Russian Blue have silver coats. 
These cats are cuddly anecdotes. 
The sky has opened up to spit.  
Every cat has a dog for it!
Dogs and cats like wind and rain
Tend to line your windowpane. 
Full of fur and friends galore!
Open up the sky and pour!

Copyright 2019 Jennifer Waters