Cats vs. Dogs

Bark all you want,
don’t you know who I am?
I am a queen
who doesn’t give a damn.
Sure you can fetch
and you listen so well
but man’s best friend
can’t be that swell.
I hold such beauty
and purrfection for sure
and anything that ails me,
a nice nap is the cure.
My people do as I say
while you aim to please
and believe it or not
I’ve more tricks up my sleeves.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018
Cats vs. Dogs


High in my tower,
I take in the view
of a desolate land
created by you.
You moved that here
and you moved this there
and now I’m frantic
and you don’t even care.
How am I to sleep
when such a travesty occurs?
How can you think
a simple pet will make me purr?
Please put it back
to how I want it to be
this house is not meant for you
but it is all for me.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018


This is all so new…
you know I don’t like change;
if only you had let me know,
things wouldn’t be so strange.

What’s that you say?
You told me every day?
Well this is the first I’ve heard;
your accusations are absurd.

Perhaps you told me
while I napped in peaceful bliss
but I can’t imagine ever
that I’d agree to this.

You moved my toys
and all my treats and beds
as if it were up to you,
where I rest my head.

I hope that you are happy
because I simply don’t agree
so the next time that you move,
you need permission from me!

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2017

Treat Me Sweetly

You say you love me
but if that’s the truth
I sure need something,
some semblance of proof.

One hug, one kiss,
these might work for you
but I should be paid
in not one fish but two.

For this week of stress,
you’ll need to pay
and remember actions
do more than words say.

So you best get that bag
that crinkles so sweetly
and open it wide,
it’s time you treat me.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2017
Treat Me Sweetly