Old Lady McBraidy has so many cats

There’s one in her handbag and one in her hat

There’s one in the laundry and one in the bath

They sleep in the plant pots and lie on the path

There’s one on the dresser, there’s one in the drawer

Cat bowls and cat beds arranged on the floor

Cats in the windows and cats on the stairs

Young cats and old cats who have their own chairs

Why would this lady keep so many pets?

The cost of the cat food! The trips to the vets!

Well, Lady McBraidy, she fosters each one

Until their ‘forever home’ folks come along

Poem and Illustration: Tamara Forge. author of Tojo and Nelly Cat Tales