This pretty poem expresses human relationship with little feline friends perfectly, particularly how to interact gently with the fur balls to avoid getting the infamous ‘cat-scratches’.
I like little pussy, her coat is so warm;
And if I don’t hurt her, she’ll do me no harm.
So I’ll not pull her tail, nor drive her away,
But pussy and I very gentle will play.
She shall sit by my side, and I’ll give her some food;
And she’ll love me because I am gentle and good.
I’ll pat pretty pussy, and then she will purr;
And thus show her thanks for my kindness to her.
But I’ll not pinch her ears, nor tread on her paw,
Lest I should provoke her to use her sharp claw.
I never will vex her, nor make her displeased –
For pussy don’t like to be worried and teased.