Breeder’s Poem Tribute

A Poem Honoring Cat Breeders

I love my little kitty; she makes my house a home.
She is my very sweetest little friend; I never feel alone.
She makes me smile; she makes me laugh; she fills my heart with love.
Did some person breed her or did she fall from above?

I’ve never been a breeder, never seen life through their eyes.
I hold my little kitty and just sit here and criticize.
I’ve never known their anguish; I’ve never felt their pain,
The caring of their charges, through snow or wind or rain.

I’ve never waited the whole night through for babies to be born.
The stress and trepidation whey they’re still not there by morn.
The weight of the responsibility for this tiny body in my hands.
This darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams.

Should you do that instead of this…or maybe that was wrong?
Alone you fight and hope, one day, she’ll grow up proud and strong.
You pray she’ll live to bring great joy to someone else’s home.
You know it’s all up to you, you’ll fight this fight alone.

Formula, bottles, heating pad, you’ve got to get this right.
Two-hour feedings for this tiny girl, throughout the day and night.
Within your heart you dread that you will surely lose this fight,
To save this precious little baby, but God willing… just MIGHT.

Day one, she’s in there fighting, you say a silent prayer.
Day Two & three, she’s doing well, with lots of love and care.
Day four & five, she’s still alive, your hopes soar to the heavens.
Day six she slips away again; she dies in your hands day seven.

You take this little angel, and you bury her alone.
With aching heart and burning tears, and an exhausted groan.
You ask yourself, “Why do this?….Why suffer through this pain?”
Yet you watch the joy your kitties bring, and everything’s explained.

So, when you think of breeders and label them with “Greed”
Think of all that they endure to fill another’s need.
For when you buy your kitten and with your precious dollars part,
You pay only with your money…… where they pay with all their heart.