Thursday, May 15, 2008

Practical Thursday Part Three

Here's the next poem of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. As Mommy read this one to us, we felt like we all have a little of this practical cat in us!


THE RUM TUM TUGGER
The Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat:
If you offer him pheasant he would rather have a grouse.
If you put him in a house then he would much prefer a flat,
If you put him in a flat then he'd rather have a house.
If you set him on a mouse then he only wants a rat,
If you set him on a rat then he'd rather chase a mouse.
Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat -
    And there isn't any call for me to shout it:
        For he will do
        As he do do
            And there's no doing anything about it!

The Rum Tum Tugger is a terrible bore:
When you let him in, then he wants to be out;
He's always on the wrong side of every door,
And as soon as he's at home, then he'd like to get about.
He likes to lie in the bureau drawer,
But he makes such a fuss if he can't get out.
Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat -
    And there isn't any use for you to doubt it:
        For he will do
        As he do do
            And there's no doing anything about it!

The Rum Tum Tugger is a curious beast:
His disobliging ways are a matter of habit.
If you offer him fish then he always wants a feast;
When there isn't any fish then he won't eat rabbit.
If you offer him cream then he sniffs and sneers,
For he only likes what he finds himself;
So you'll catch him in it right up to the ears,
If you put away on the larder shelf.
The Rum Tum Tugger is artful and knowing,
The Rum Tum Tugger doesn't care for a cuddle;
But he'll leap on your lap in the middle of your sewing,
For there's nothing he enjoys like a horrible muddle.
Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat -
    And there isn't any need for me to spout it:
        For he will do
        As he do do
            And there's no doing anything about it!

13 comments:

ML said...

KC said...
O, i's furrst. Whoa.
That's a furry good poem.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

We listen ta the whole Cats song-thingie here sometimes! We love it...

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Fabulous poem! :) Now our mom is singing that song from the musical Cats!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Hahaha! There's nothing we enjoys like a horrible muddle, too!

DEBRA said...

Whoooo hoooo this describes us to a "t"!

Purrs
Abby

Black Cat said...

Great poem, Rum Tum Tugger's got it down to a fine art:) xxx

The Furry Kids said...

Great poem!

Bert, you wanna come over and nap in the sunspots? Daddy bought some apple cinnamon cheerios last night. They're pretty good. hee hee

Love and whiskie kissies,
Tazo

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Cool! Momma always liked that one alot! The musical version is stuck in her head now, hahaha! See you at the party Jake! ~Purrrs Queen Snickers

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

We really like that one! Sounds like all of us we think! - Captain Jack and Fagin

My Lovely Black Pearl - its all raining and icky here today. I was going to snuggle on my favorite blanket and watch the rain - I would love to have a beautiful lady join me....Sir Dante

JB's Big World said...

Thats a great poem!
--JB

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yup, there's no doubt about it, there is a littl Rum Tum Tugger in alla us.

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi...
This comment is for the very handsome George. George, you are all confirmed for Willow & Putter's pawty...I'll see ya soon!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

P(ee)S: Do your kitty siblings wanna come too? We don't discrimCATnate on Aire Ruby!

Eric and Flynn said...

Yep we like that one as well but our favourites are Mr. Mistoffelees and Macavity. Mum nearly called us by those names but she didn't fink they would suit us.