Thursday, August 7, 2008

Practical Thursday Part Eleven

Well, the list of practical cats is drawing to an end, but this week we have a "big" cat. All I have to say is that if Mommy or Daddy calls me fat again I'm going to read them this!

BUSTOPHER JONES: THE CAT ABOUT TOWN
Bustopher Jones is not skin and bones -
In fact, he's remarkably fat.
He doesn't haunt pubs - he has eight or nine clubs,
For he's the St. James's Street Cat!
He's the Cat we all greet as he walks down the street
In his coat of fastidious black;
No commonplace mousers have such well-cut trousers
Or such an impeccable back.
In the whole of St. James's the smartest of names is
The name of this Brummell of Cats;
And we're all of us proud to be nodded or bowed to
By Bustopher Jones in white spats!

His visits are occasional to the Senior Educational
And it is against the rules
For any one Cat to belong both to that
And the Joint Superior Schools.
For a similar reasonm when games is in season
He is found, not at Fox's, but Blimp's;
But he;s frequently seen at the gay Stage and Screen
Which is famous for winkles and shrimps.
In the season of venison he give his ben'son
To the Pothunter's succulent bones;
And just before noon's not a moment too soon
To drop in for a drink at the Drones.
When he's seen in a hurry there's probably curry
At the Siamese - or at the Glutton;
If he looks full of gloom then he's lunched at the Tomb
On the cabbage, rice pudding and mutton.

So, much in this way, passes Bustopher's day -
At one club or another he's found.
It can cause no surprise that under our eyes
He has grown unmistakably round.
He's a twenty-five pounder, or I am a bounder,
And he's putting on weight every day:
But he's so well preserved because he's observed
All his life a routine, so he'll say.
And (to put it in rhyme) 'I shall last out my time'
Is the word of this stoutest of Cats.
It must and it shall be Spring in Pall Mall
While Bustopher Jones wears white spats!



- Jake

7 comments:

Tybalt said...

Ha ha ha! Sounds like a plan to me.

goldenshade said...

Great one!!!!

Black Cat said...

I love T.S. Eliot and he must also have loved cats:) xxx

The Furry Kids said...

Hi Bert! EG's super crabby today. I wish you had been here. At least Mama's home now to protect me and Titus from him. hee hee

Happy Thursday!
Love and whiskie kissies,
Tazo

PS - EG says thank you for the awardie you guys gave him.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Bustafer Jones is a very impressive cat! The Big Thing sometimes reads to us from the poem book. Unfortunately, sometime he sings the poems.

He shoud NOT do that!

Tesla said...

Mommeh calls meh fatteh sum tim acaz i really really like ta eets...

Sweet Praline said...

I just love the Cats musical!