To fully appreciate the photo for this week’s theme of “flat”, I introduce my cat Ed, also knows as Eddie Bear. Ed was not a dainty kitty. He was 14 pounds of lovable, huggable, furry cat.
And now for the theme of “flat” we have Ed doing what we affectionately called “The Ed”. We also described him as looking like a Bear-skin rug. For a 14-pound boy, he could get himself amazingly flat! All his bulk seemed to flatten out to the sides and his body wasn’t much thicker than his head.
Ed would flatten himself anywhere he found comfortable, but his favorite spot was over the arm of a couch. Ed and his relaxed position inspired a poem:
The Lament of Ed the Cat
by Gerry W.
Oh, I have laid my furry hide
On many couches, oh so wide.
Flattened my ribs, stretched my chin,
For this rat race, I say, I win.
But yes, there is a special place
I wish to lay my hairy waist.
Out in the yard, under my sun,
I yearn for a log to rest my buns.
The sunny balm, the cooling breeze,
The woody bark between my knees.
The flying meals, the rustling reeds,
A fallen log is what I need.
If my human only knew
There’s only one thing left to do:
Chop that tree, I need a new bed,
Yes, I am the Master of Doing the Ed.
The poem was written by a friend who also provided Ed with several large logs to do “The Ed” on.
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