and a fine Cat was she
She was a beautiful Cat, a magnificent Cat
as magnificent as a Cat can be...
So begins the heart warming and witty poem "Mrs. Rankin's Cat" by Le Jeune Pershing Partrick. Inspired by a poem called "Casey's Goat," which Partrick read in his youth, the poet set out to honor the immortal feline in verse, choosing his sister's black housecat as the protagonist of this mini-epic. The poem, Partrick will tell you, is written to be "entertaining, informative, and humorous" and is accompanied by the poem "The Golden Years," a comedic take on life after retirement.
About the Author
Le Jeune Pershing Partrick has been writing poetry for sixty years, with some of the poems providing copy for children's books. He is now retired after a lifetime of odd jobs and lives in Washington, north of Seattle.