A pretty little poem on kitty cat

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.

Anon, c.1830