SCRAM

Sallie
Catherine
Ruth
Abigail
Meskimen
Just called her Sallie, our black and white cat
She adopted us, as all good cats will do.

When we came home one day our dog
Was wrapped around a tree.
I forget which dog, maybe Banff,
the Great Dane/Boxer mix.

Later when my wife was home sick
She watched the black and white cat
As the dog chased her around the tree
So she could eat his dog food.

After that we left the kitchen door ajar
For her to see if
She wanted
Us to be her people

She came in tentatively,
On cats paws,
Just into the kitchen
The rest could wait.

The next day, or so, she came
Again into the kitchen
Found her own bowl
Of food, and stayed.

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