Written with assistance from the year 3 students at Prospect Primary School, 2016
Some cats are big
and eat like a pig.
Some cats are small
and are not much at all.
Some cats are bold.
They don’t do what they’re told.
Some cats are shy.
They like to creep by.
Some cats are mean
and shouldn’t be seen.
Some cats are snappy.
They make me unhappy.
Some cats are rough.
I’ve had enough!
But my cat is sweet.
She’s the best cat to meet.
© Kristin Martin 2016
I love cats and I also like the rhyming pattern that you used in the poem.
Cats are one of my favourite animals and I would really love to get one one day. I love how you’ve showed the way all cats have their differences but in the end there is always one that is right for you.
I love cats too, but unfortunately I’m allergic to them so I can’t have one as a pet. I can write poems about them though! That doesn’t make me sneeze!
Love Your Poems I love how you thought of every cat and the own personalities!
thank you are the best and i just like your poems so much and my family loves it to so thank you
Thank you so much for the lovely comment. It made me smile.
Have you written any poems? They are lots of fun to write! You can share one on the ‘Your Poems’ page.
I really liked your poem about cats! I like cats, but we do not have one because my sister, Clara, my mum, and my dad, are all allergic to them. I’m not allergic and my little brother isn’t though.
I’m like the rest of your family- I’m allergic to cats too! We have pet reptiles instead because they don’t make me sneeze.
Hi. I loved your poem. I know what you mean about some cats being a bit naughty. I loved that your poem rhymed and told us how they could be good or bad. But I have a cat at home called Carter and he is one of the cats that sleeps the whole day.
I wrote a reply to your comment, but it looks like I forget to post it! Sorry!
Carter sound like a lovely sleepy cat. Some days I wish I could sleep all day. 🙂
I love your poems!
It reminds me of my second friend Molly’s kitten and the kittens food all over the kitchen floor and it crawling under the dining table!From Sapphira
Thank you! Cats are lovely aren’t they, though they can make a mess!
The first verse it reminded me of a cat i used to know.
What was the cat like?
Cats are one of my favourite animals! Its a great poem. You should keep writing!
Thanks for your encouragement. Have you ever written poem about cats?
I REALLY want a cat but my mum, my dad, and my sister are allergic to them. Only my brother, my Grammy, and me aren’t allergic. Do you have a cat?
I am allergic to cats too! My family had 3 pet cats when I was little, and I sneezed all the time! I understand why your family doesn’t want one.
So now, we don’t have cats.
I love your poems!
What a nice little poem! What did you get the idea of this poem? Is it your talented son or you creative self? I love writing ✍️!!! ❤️ You inspire me !!! Love you cat poem!!! I am going to try and write a poem like that!!!
Did you write a poem? I’d love to read it.
The cat poem is based on the dog poem I wrote.
I Love how this poem rhymes and I am a big fan of cats and I am really happy that you choose to do do a poem on cats
Thank you so much! I love cats, though I am allergic to them so I don’t have one. Do you have a pet cat?
no my mum hates animals but I still really want one
I love how you described the different cats and how they act.
I really enjoyed the way you used rhyming words.
I loved your good sense of humour in the poem – it made me laugh out loud!
Thank you. I am glad I made you laugh. I had lots of fun writing this poem. You could try adapting it and writing a poem about another animal.
this poem describes so much about cats what they so thank you and i all so cament to a lot of you poems there so inspiring.
I’m glad you think my comments are so inspiring.
I loved this poem. I loved how it described everything a cat can do, eat, and their different personalities. I was wondering, do you have a cat? I also love the fact that you teamed up with students to create this poem.
Thank you. This poem was a sequel to ‘dogs’. I had pet cats when I was young. Now we have turtles and a lizard. Do you have any pets?
Cats are definitely bold and don’t do what their told.
Do you have a cat
I’m allergic to cats, so I don’t have one. I do like them, though. Do you have one?
Hi kristin i have commented on a lot of poems and i love them all you are so inspiring and i cant stop reading your poems. every day after school i sit down and read and repliy i have almost replied to all of them. Ps i do children university and i love children university!
Thank you! I am so glad you like my poems. I have a poetry book too, if you are interested. I wonder if it is in your school library?
I think Children’s University is fantastic.
I will have a look
I loved how you were being very descriptive and how the poem rhymed. Personally I am not a big fan of cats as they very lazy and scratchy. Can you write another poem about another animal? I don’t have any cats or dogs, however I have 10 fish.
Thanks a lot
I have fish too. I’m not sure how many as they are in two ponds in my backyard, and they hide a lot. Maybe I should try writing a poem about them. Thank you for the idea.
I loved how your cat was sweet but not so nice to meet. You also described the cats as shy, rough, snappy and mean. I really enjoyed this poem.
Thanks for the great poem about cats.
You’ve been reading a lot of poems. Have you tried writing some too? I’d love to read one of your poems.
This was a very good poem i liked it because we have three cats and they are all very different. Also we have one foster kitten and he is called scooby and he is very playful.
Also i am part of children’s university.
I love Children’s University! I also loved hearing about your cats. Scooby sounds cute! I’m glad you like my poem.
Good work year 3.That poem was very detailed. Also very nice rhyming.
Thanks. They did a good job, didn’t they?
Nice Poem. It was funny and I giggled a lot. My cat isn’t naughty, she is sweet like yours. I enjoyed reading your poem. Thank you for writing it.
Thank you for reading my poem and writing such a nice comment! Your cat sounds lovely. I don’t actually have a cat because they make me sneeze, but I used to. I have a pet lizard now, and 4 pet turtles. (They don’t make me sneeze!)
I loved your poem because it rhymes. I have one cat and he is black. His name is Turbo.
Thanks for your comment. Does Turbo sit on your lap? That would be a lovely way to keep warm. I put my lizard on my lap sometimes, but he doesn’t keep me warm.
I love cats and your poem sooo much!
I love your poem but I especially love it because I love cats!
is say that because I have 4! 2 Burmese and 2 moggies, and what your poem is 100% true,(is should know!)
Thanks for your comment. I’m so glad that a cat lover loves my poem! I don’t have a pet cat because I’m allergic to them. 🙁
do cats eat pigs
I hope not! I think some cats eat a lot, which we refer to as ‘eating like a pig’.
We love cats. We can’t see our own comments
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Thanks for your comment! I have seen and replied to your other comment too. I’m glad that you like my poems and that you like cats too.
This poem is rhymes. Some parts are very funny.
Thanks! It does rhyme. Do you like to make up rhymes?
Sure I do.
Is this poem about cats.
Yes, it is!
I love the way you thought of what cats are like and what they do.
I really love your poem. I like how it tells me about what your cat is like. My cat is mean to birds, and she is rough to play with.
I love this poem because it reminds me about my cat when I am at school.
Thanks for your thoughtful comment. I’m glad you love my poem. I had 3 cats when I was a chid, but I don’t have one now. The poem reminds me of the cats I used to have.
Hi Kristin ,
Do you like cats? I do like cats sometimes
because they can be a bit naghty. At night time
some cats are outside because they might be lost
and they can be cold and they might died .
I like cats, but I like it when they are inside so they don’t catch birds and other animals.
I’m 10 and chose this poem because I love cats as they are my fave animal.
I liked the way you described the cats, it’s true that there are so many different kinds of cats.
This poem reminds me of my cat Petals because she is bold, shy and sweet!
Thanks for writing about my fave animal!
Thank you for your comment.
I started liking poetry when I was 10. And cats were my favourite animal when I was 10 too!
My name is Spencer.
Your poem is so good because it has lots of details of cats.
I wish I had a cat like your’s
What is your cat’s name?
Thank you for your comment. I love writing poems about things that I see, but I also make some things up. I made up the cat poem, because I don’t have a pet cat. I actually have a pet lizard!
My cat is not very sweet. She is a feisty biting cat. But she is cute to cuddle and I love her anyway.
My cats name is Ramona and the best 3 things to describe her are:
Black like midnight
Loves to play cheeky games
When I think about my cat it makes me feel thankful to have a cat.
My dream is to have 1 million cats.
Thank you for your lovely comment. I loved hearing about your cat. I liked the simile you used to describe her.
Awwwww! This poem is so sweet. My cat is definetly a Bold Cat. Her name is Amy. She is Black and white, and she is 11 yrs old.
Thanks for your comment. Your cat sounds lovely. Did you read the poem to her? Some cats like being read to.
I think cats are very cute.
So do I!
i have a cat her name is tiger.
do you have a cat if so what is there name
I don’t have a cat now, but I had three when I was little- Micio, Miss Moppet and Snowball.
I read your poem about dogs. Its pretty good to imagine having a great pet like dogs. I don’t trust cats but I trust this one.
I think my cat has all of these things depending on how she react. She is medium so she can be big (after meal) or small (before meal..specially in the morning) I love soft words and simple explanation.
I’m not a fan of cats but they are cute. I once was scratched by one.
Hello Kristen. This poem is awesome and I totally agree with you! Cats are big and snappy and mean and also lazy. I feel like a cat now that I have read this poem!
I’m glad you can relate to my poem.
I love your poem. I wish I had a cat too.
that was cool
I like your writing. Rhyming is excellent.
Cats are lazy and unlike dogs they don’t do what I ask to do. Sometimes they scratch us. But my friend’s cat is innocent and I love his cat.
Thanks for your lovely comment. I’m glad your friend has a lovely cat.
This was such a creative poem, and very true. (but yet I don’t have a cat)
I absolutely love this poem. So creative, imaginative and intriguing. Where did you get the idea and how did the kids help you?
The children helped me come up with some of the lines in the poem during one of my poetry workshops.
id like a cat thank you very much.
I would like a cat too, if I wasn’t allergic to them!
Hi Kristin I love kittens and your poem. From where did you get your inspiration from?
I wrote the poem Dogs first, then wrote Cats with the help of a class I visited. I do poetry workshops at lots of different schools.
I love kittens they are so cute I also like when you do rhyming poems
I think kittens are cute too. I also like to rhyme!
Hi Kristin, That was a creative and beautiful poem. I love cats.
Thanks for your comment.
I love cats too!
I like the rhyming and it was very very funny.
Thankyou I really liked your poem. It reminds me of my cat that my nonna looks after now.
I’m glad you like my poem. Do you get to visit your cat at your Nonna’s house? I hope so.
I liked your poem, its just like your talking about our cat.
I’m glad my poem is also about your cat!
Thanks, my sister and I made a poem about our cat. We called it Cheeby.
Cheeby, the black and white kitty
Cheeby, Cheeby, the black and white kitty.
And repeat as many times as you want.
Thanks for sharing your poem, Ciena!
My Friends have 2 ragdoll cats they are so cute. I like cats if they stay inside because they can hurt birds and lizards if they are allowed out. that’s sad.
It is a good idea to keep cats inside. My sister never lets hers go outside, so they’ve never hurt a wild animal.
I love this poem because it greatly describes how I feel about my cat.
Your cat must be sweet!
I don’t like cats but it was interesting with the rhymes
I like how you can like reading about things that you don’t actually like.
I do not like cats but this poem makes me like them a bit.
WOW what a beautiful poem it’s a rhyme, actually I can imagine my dreamy sweetie cat .
I love this poem .All the best for writing poems to us !!!.
Thank you! I had some help writing that poem. It was fun to write with the year 3 class from Prospect Primary School.
I like this poem because it reminds me of my annoying cat
I’m glad you like it.
Kristin, your pupils must love you and your poems! X
Thank you. I do hope they like my poems. 🙂
I wrote this one with a class at a school I was visiting for the day. It is fun to share my poems with school children.
A sweet little poem!