The first poem is about my dog Chauncey, who was a beloved family member from 2004 – 2016. I will never stop missing him.
Chauncey equals character plus
Happy he was, and happiness he gave
Always there for company
Unusually strong, undefeated tug-of-war champ
No mean bones in his body, but an impish spirit
Calm and quiet except not calm upon first greeting
Expert boat dog
Young again in heaven
The second acrostic is about my cat, Mlady Crumpet Chronos, known as Mlady. She was adopted from the no-kill cat shelter I volunteer at back in August I think it was.
Miss Fancy Pants of the house.
Long-haired and lady-like, she loves chasing the laser pointer
Addicted to watching birds, chipmunks, squirrels, deer, and a few possum and pheasant
Devoted to her human and her daily habits
Young and sassy and does not like our new foster furbaby AT ALL
The third and final acrostic is about our foster cat who has been here all of a week. I’ve known her for almost a year from getting to know her at the cat shelter. Her name is Elphaba now, but if she stays, her new name will be El Dotty, or Dotty for short.
Elegant, with short hair
Loving as long as you don’t overdo it, as she’s new to ongoing affection
Daring. She’s climbed to the tops of the tallest items and had to leap both ways
Observant. She’s learning the ropes of the place and is a quick learner
Tiny. At two years old when she came to the shelter she weighed 6 pounds
Tough. She’s had to face off with Mlady a few times and didn’t back off
Yappy when she’s wanting something and sounds like a baby when she does