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August 2007 - Cats



  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Modeling for your Health
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Cats Are Hard
  • EMG News:
    News for August
  • Behind the Art:
    Isometric Perspective
  • Myths and Symbols:
    A Controversial Creature, part 1


  • Library Cats Walkthrough


  • Fiction: The Other Cat
  • Fiction: Spring
  • Fiction: Puss in Wingtips
  • Fiction: Housecat


  • Book: The Outlaw Varjak Paw

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  • Housecat
    by Shannon Wolff

    Ah, it's a housecat's life for me
    Lying stretched out in the sun
    Knowing I won't be disturbed
    At least not until my nap is done

    I have my own scratching post
    But like the sofa for sharpening my claws
    And I have cat toys to play with
    The kind that leaves catnip on my paws

    I sleep most of the day
    And about half of the night
    And, while I may nibble on your fingers
    Don't worry, I won't bite

    My time is mine to do as I please
    I might warm my human's lap
    Or I can play, or clean my fur
    Though, most of the time, I just catnap

    But don't go thinking I've got it too good
    The household dog is a menace
    Always sniffing and chasing me about
    Then chewing on that ball made for tennis

    Not to mention how often I'm picked up
    And cuddled when I'd rather just be let be
    But when I want attention it's no use
    For then my human is too busy

    Though, for the most part
    The good outweighs the bad
    And I know my human will love me
    Even if I sometimes make her mad

    Yes, you could say I have it made
    I doubt I could do better if I were to try
    You to could have this life of leisure
    That is, if you were as lucky as I


    Shannon Wolff was born in Alaska and grew up in a little town called North Pole. This fact has lead every one of her relatives not familiar with Alaska, and complete strangers, to ask if she knows Santa Claus. She now resides in Cartersville, Georgia and is having mixed results with informing her new neighbors about her previous residence.

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