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10 Gorgeously Illustrated Haiku For Every Cat Person

Illustrator Marshall Arisman teamed up with his wife, author Dee Ito, to ruminate on their lifelong fascination with cats. These beautiful drawings and elegant poems are the inspiring result.

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Telling jokes to a cat Is not too satisfyingNo sense of humor
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Telling jokes to a cat

Is not too satisfying

No sense of humor

We once had a cat Who was so mean we wonderWhy we loved her more
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We once had a cat

Who was so mean we wonder

Why we loved her more

Talking to some cats Makes one feel less neuroticUntil they talk back
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Talking to some cats

Makes one feel less neurotic

Until they talk back

A bereft grey mouse Lies bedraggled at my feetA gift of friendship
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A bereft grey mouse

Lies bedraggled at my feet

A gift of friendship

Her long, lithe body Stretches out eager to yieldControl for beauty
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Her long, lithe body

Stretches out eager to yield

Control for beauty

Telling your cat lies About reality isThe way to stay sane
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Telling your cat lies

About reality is

The way to stay sane

If you ask your cat What to wear to work todayExpect an answer
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If you ask your cat

What to wear to work today

Expect an answer

“Bad cat!” we shout out As she pees on the pillowOur fault, we left her
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“Bad cat!” we shout out

As she pees on the pillow

Our fault, we left her

Invented by catsThe nap is a refreshment For body and soul
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Invented by cats

The nap is a refreshment

For body and soul

In a few short months A kitten becomes a catI think I missed it
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In a few short months

A kitten becomes a cat

I think I missed it

Click here to see more of Marshall's amazing art. You can find Dee's books here.

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