Haiku by Cat: Bookcase

Haiku by Cat: Definition of / bookcase: place to store books / and display your cat

Today’s haiku is by Calvin.

I have a theory that, to a cat, a bookcase is nothing more than a series of boxes stacked on their sides. For some unfathomable reason, humans feel the need to put things in these lovely stacked boxes. Sometimes, there is room behind those objects to hide, but it isn’t always arranged to a specific cat’s liking. When that happens, it is up to the cat to reorganize the objects–and by reorganize I mean push everything off the shelf.

In my house, the cats and I have come to an agreement. I leave a few strategically empty shelves, and ensure there is space behind the books. They keep the reorganization to a minimum.

Books. Cats. Discuss. Anyone else rearrange their house around their pets?

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15 Comments on "Haiku by Cat: Bookcase"

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  1. jan says:

    Cats probably think of themselves as architects brought into our homes to make our spaces more logical and livable.

  2. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    must reed dr seuss
    one fish two fish red fish blue
    R fav o rite book ♥

  3. Kitties Blue says:

    We are questioning your use of “my house” Mom Susan. We think the house rightfully belongs to the kitties and woofies. And we are certain they would agree with us. We posted about the gifts we won from you on our Thankful Thursday post. We did link back to you as well. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  4. Tamago says:

    Haha, we keep space to display kitties in our book shelves, too!
    Love the photo. So cute!

    Oh, I loved your CSI posts :-)

  5. This is so true. We think we make better decoration on the book shelves than some ol’ books. :)

  6. Cat and their shelves…. We have had to rearrange plenty of things around here to accommodate the felines. Mostly lamps. They really enjoy knocking them over. I recently decided that I need to start taping everything down – lamps, vases, picture frames – anything that can be knocked over. Murphy’s Law for cats — If anything can be knocked over, it will be. Hmmm… I think I smell a post coming on!

  7. MOL! Cats are way better than books on bookshelves, so don’t mind us while we push a few off to make a little more room…

  8. Rebekah says:

    I love your haiku. So simple, clever, and original all at once!

  9. easy rider says:

    maybe because cats are full of wisdom, they deserve a place between books?

  10. Looks like a great place to sit!

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