With absolutely no apologies to A A Milne, I, the Pine Nut Cat, present the following to you.
Wherever I am, there’s always Lou,
There’s always Lou Who and Me.
Whatever I do, she wants to do,
“Where are you sleeping today?” says Lou:
“Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too.
Let’s nap together,” says Lou, says she.
“Let’s nap together,” says Lou.
“What’s up with your blanket?” I said to Lou.
(“What about it?” said Lou to Me.)
“I think rainbow striped zebras are few.”
“Just what I think myself,” said Lou.
“So few that none died for my blanket too,
And that makes me glad,” said Lou, said she.
“That makes me glad,” said Lou.
“I’ll guard you from dragons,” I said to Lou.
“Oh thank you,” said Lou to Me.
She fell asleep, and I did too,
We dreamed of dragons that flamed and flew,
But even while sleeping I was ready too.
In case real ones showed up to chase Lou and me.
That’s why I’m here, sweet Lou.
“What is that roaring?” I said to Lou.
“I’m scared,” said Lou to Me.
“I’m not afraid,” I said to Lou,
And I held my paw and I shouted “Shoo!
Silly old dragons!”- and off they flew.
“I wasn’t afraid,” said Lou, said she,
“I’m never afraid with you.”
So wherever I am, there’s always Lou,
There’s always Lou and Me.
“What would I do?” I said to Lou,
“If it wasn’t for you,” and Lou said: “True,
It isn’t much fun for One, but Two,
Can stick together,” says Lou, says she.
“That’s how it is,” says Lou.
Note from Mrs Pine Nut: I’m not sure what it is with this cat and Lou Who, but he was always very cuddly with me even while she was still in the womb, and all through her infancy they slept together almost every day. I’m curious to see if this resumes when the weather turns cold again. He was always a paw’s length away from GooGoo: doesn’t dislike her, but neither does he appear to love her.