A poem about giving a cat a bath
Forget extreme sports try giving a cat a bath if you want to risk life and limb...
Some like to parachute from great heights
Or engage in the odd Spanish bullfight
Yes, there are many risky things to do
But there’s one far more hazardous to you
For those who like to tread a dangerous path
How about giving a cat a bath?
For by far your greatest challenge yet
Is enticing your cat to get wet
For no lover of bath tubs is he
And at the first sign of water likely to flee
So if he is to take a dip
You’ll have to use a crafty trick
But be careful when bathing that ball of fur
As it’s liable to turn into an all-out war
For contained within those dainty paws
Are skin-slicing razor sharp kitty claws
So before you start to turn the tap
Remember you might produce a really wildcat
So maybe you should just let him be
And avoid yourself a trip to casualty
Rob Middleton 2011
I live in Tokyo and spend quite a lot of time commuting on the trains. To pass the time I started thinking up verse that could go with the cartoons. My trip to work is about an hour, so I set myself the challenge of trying to come up with the draft verse on the way to work and then to polish it up on the way home.
As well as coming up with a poem to go with the cartoon, I also found that it sparked further ideas for different drawings. Another good side-effect I have found is that it keeps my mind active during the journey and less liable to drop off to sleep. Yes, it is possible to fall asleep while standing up on a crowded Tokyo train. I have always had a habit of nodding in cars or trains, and so I have found myself getting a lot more practice in while living here.
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