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THE DEATH OF MINI THE MOOCHER



Tabby tom kitten
Orange bundle of mischief,
Climbing on cupboards
To rouse the sleeping household,
Then sleeping through the daytime.

Garbage can moocher
Furry young tight-rope walker,
Balancing on high
In hope of finding morsels,
Of sweet taste treats left behind.

Tiny scavenger
Grown-up to be a tiger,
Regal in his way
Mown down in his second year,
By a car that did not stop.

THE END
© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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About a young cat my mother owned. His name was Garfield, but we called him 'Mini the Moocher' due to his habit of balancing precariously upon the rim of the rubbish bin, to look for juicy morsels.

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Written on February 09, 2009

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on August 23, 2021

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