The Stray Ginger Kitten
There's a small and quite sweet ginger kitten,
found wandering afraid and alone.
He's one of just hundreds like him,
alone and without any home.
Some human just is not looking,
or caring to find where he's gone.
They go out and buy just a new one,
replaced like new toys just for fun.
Now cats they are treated as chattles,
They don't have a value you see.
If one gets let out too early,
they end up as strays, one, two, three.
Old cats that no one is after,
are thrown out like on refuse day.
People get tired of old rubbish,
don't care when they go astray.
Old cats have something to offer,
a dignity which humans have not.
They don't let you down like most people,
and they just put up with their lot.
When cats or when kittens go missing,
there aren't many people who care.
Some folks will ring in the rescue,
to see if they're handed in there.
If you have a cat, or a kitten,
it's yours for years yet to come.
It's your job to care and to love it,
not discard it or lose it like some.
The Country is crawling with kittens,
which people think are good fun,
they soon grow up and get boring,
and end up as strays like this one.
This kitten is called Mr Darcy,
he's safe and he's warm and he's kind.
And now he is living at Catkins,
until a new owner we find.
Please get your cat micro-chipped and neutered, and keep them in at night.
Copyright 2004: Cynthia Cratchett