30 October 2009

Feline Friday: Trick or Treat Elf

'Twas the night before Trick or Treat

And all through the house

The tabbies were sleeping

Each with a mouse.

The children would dress

As a witch or a ghost,

Obama or Palin,

Or a piece of plain toast.

But mama was worried

About costumes to wear.

The tabbies had nothing

But ears and cat hair.

She ran to the toy chest

And sorted through clothes.

“Much too tight or too small:

They can wear none of those!”

When all of a sudden

The green suit did appear

It had not been worn

In many a year.

Mama snatched up her Lily,

The camera, and suit.

To the bathroom they went,

For a quick photo shoot.

She grabbed the Temptations

And slammed the door tight.

Then on went the suit

Only somewhat too tight.

Lily posed on the throne,

Her eyes filled with glee!

She snacked on Temptations --

They were the key!

Then came a rattle...

It shook the closed door.

‘Twas Tinsel!

She wanted to settle the score.

She, too, had Temptations

And checked on the shoot,

Then scurried away

After getting the boot.

So now Lily has something

Attractive to wear!

She looks like an elf

Or a large, lumpy pear.

When Halloween comes

She’ll be totally dressed.

But costumes or not,

We know kitties are best!

Special thanks to our blogging friend, Daisy, for the Temptations modeling tip!


Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh my gosh! I didn't think the poem could be just as cute as the pictures!!!

Sugar would bite my face off if I attempted to get him into a sweater. And Nimue...I'd never be able to even catch him in the first place.

Judy said...

You have such talents. I love the poem and can't believe that Lily is such a good sport. But maybe the Temptations are just the right incentive. Thanks for sharing.

Daisy said...

Lily is such an adorable little elf! And I love the poem! I'm glad the treats worked out.

Debbie said...

I don't know which is cuter, the poem or the photos. You are so talented. And I love the photo with Tinsel peeking in the door.

Janet said...

Aw, thanks, guys! :-)

I really MUST upgrade the kitties' costumes for next year. This knit suit is sort of embarrassing! lol

Maureen said...


Awesome Janet! You are quite the poet and Lily is the cutest Elf of all.

Cheri said...

OMG, hysterical!!! Thanks for a good chuckle this morning...the poem is to die for! (Rhonda Little would be impressed!)