Kitty Limerick

Once again, it’s Limerick-Off time. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same first line. Then you post your limerick here and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too.

But before I get to this week’s Limerick-Off, I want to point you to my thank you Limerick Ode To My Limerick-Off Friends.

And now I hope you’ll join me in writing a limerick with this first line:

A cat-owner made a mistake…

Here’s mine. (It was inspired by a post-Christmas personal anecdote told by my pal Linda Ann Nickerson, who’s both a writer and an animal enthusiast.)

Kitty Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A cat-owner made a mistake,
While packing up stuff half-awake.
She bundled her cat
In her closet. The rat!
Cat in closet can cause quite a quake.

Please feel free to write your own limerick using the same first line and post it in my comments. And if you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll join my friends in that same activity in my Facebook Limerick-Off post.

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18 Responses to “Kitty Limerick”

  1. scott says:

    A cat-owner made a mistake,
    that a cat lover only could make.
    She fed her cat Trix,
    while she ate Meow-Mix.
    She should have stuck with coffee-cake.

  2. jesse levy says:

    A cat-owner made a mistake
    and asked Kitty to shake her awake
    Kitty wasn’t to blame
    She overslept the same
    Now the owner is late, f’pete’s sake.

  3. madkane says:

    Fun limericks! Please keep them coming! Thanks!

  4. A cat owner made a mistake

    After all they are easy to make

    And then you rue the day

    You got the pain in the ass anyway

    Might as well toss it in the lake (and get a dog)

  5. Johanna Richmond says:

    A cat owner made a mistake
    Though she did so for poor kitty’s sake:
    She served him each hour
    A small whisky sour
    Mistaking his purr for a quake.

  6. Neal P says:

    A cat owner made a mistake
    when driving with friends to a lake
    Those curious women
    forced the cat to go swimmin’
    (now their families have scheduled a wake)

  7. Anne says:

    A cat owner made a mistake
    The kitty litter she forgot to rake
    The stuff piled up
    And stank the room up
    Then the poor cat was scooped and tossed in the lake!

  8. Sally Franz says:

    A cat owner made a mistake
    Fed her kitty potatoes and steak
    Now she mews all the time
    Expecting red wine
    Demanding ice cream and cake.

  9. Patrick says:

    A cat-owner made a mistake:
    He dropped cat food into the lake.
    Well, the cat got loud
    and meowed and meowed
    and gave his owner no break.

  10. Veralynne says:

    A cat-owner made a mistake…
    And went out to buy a flat cake
    But cats can hold grudges
    Making litter dust smudges
    Or pawprints on cakes she’ll make

    These messages appear to be innocent
    When scolded, she’ll remain reticent
    Quietly keep your eye peeled
    Soon her nasty side’ll be revealed
    And your antique won’t be worth a cent

    You’ll never know how you’ve offended
    But your tea cup will be upended
    Your stockings she’ll shred
    Or she’ll jump on your head
    It’s the lion, not the lamb, she’s pretended

    Like a lamb she’ll want loving attention
    When you’re so busy you can’t even mention
    You give in to her out of fear
    To avoid another damage, loss or tear
    On our hearts cats leave an indention

    How could we live without the li’l darlings?
    Don’t you love how they chatter at the starlings?
    They’re as much fun as monkeys
    And much smarter than donkeys
    Sometimes we could scream, but they’re . . . darlings!

    Kept writing myself into a corner with each last line and hadn’t the patience to work it out. Just call me “The Lazy Limerickist” or something like that.

  11. Veralynne says:

    A cat owner made a mistake
    She said, “I’ve had all I can take!
    I’m a bird person not cat,
    And this cat taught me that.
    This li’l monster takes the cake!”

    “She’s happy-go-lucky, I know
    But she or me–one has to GO!
    I enjoy my decor
    My keepsakes even more
    Than this critter that costs me dough.”

    “Take your catnip toys with you
    Along with your brush and your box, too!
    I like quiet and relaxing
    I find your antics too taxing.
    Perhaps a canary would do.”

  12. Dave giles says:

    A cat owner made the mistake,
    dropped her glasses when seeing a snake.
    When she called kitty kitty,
    She mistook polecat to the city,
    Now her apartment they must fumigate…

  13. madkane says:

    I’m really enjoying this limericks. Thanks and please keep them coming!

  14. Dr. Goose says:

    A cat-owner made a mistake
    While baking a three-layer cake:
    While it’s true baking soda
    Stops litterbox odor,
    The cake turned out flat as a flake.

  15. Lee Magilow says:

    A cat-owner made a mistake
    Having just driven home from the lake
    was unloading his reel,
    when he heard a loud squeal.
    Seems he forgot to set the hand brake.

  16. madkane says:

    Oh, goody! more fun limericks!

  17. We stops from the carnival of cats that Billy and Nicky are having. This a very fun post. We’re not good at limer-licks, but we sure enjoyed reading all of yours!

  18. Bob Dvorak says:

    I’m not mean. It’s a means to some ends.
    My computer’s nights’ “OFF” state depends
    On just one simple fact.
    Last month it was hacked.
    My two cats, searching Facebook for friends.