The Truth About Aloof
©1999 by Laurie Kay Olson
Some people say cats are aloof,
But folks I've got to tell the truth --
You see, the whiskered ones I own
Will rarely leave me all alone.
They want so much to be with me
That now I have to privacy.
They stare up at me when I eat,
They gather closely at my feet,
They sleep next to me on the bed
And they always want to be fed.
I rarely know the luxury
Of enjoying a private pee.
I get self-conscious I confess
Because they like to watch me dress.
I've had whiskers poked in my ears.
I've had raspy tongues dry my tears.
When I talk on the telephone
They can't stand to be left alone.
Even when I'm being a grouch
They'll curl up with me on the couch.
So see -- I'll need a lot more proof
To believe that cats are aloof.