My cat wants me 
to come out and play:
To entice me 
she'll give me 
her best rub-my-chin smile
served up on a platter of
upside-down cat --
"here's my paws, dad!"
She can't make me!
Jon Bohrn (1999)



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almost upside-down cat, photo by Tom Barrera

"Almost Upside-down Cat."  Photo by Tom Barrera