Typewriter Rodeo: National Cat Day

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By David FruchterOctober 28, 2016 10:22 am,

Each year, October 29 is dedicated to all things feline. Cat owners will be trying to get their cat to behave for the perfect Instagram photo and dog lovers will be rolling their eyes. The cats themselves – despite our best efforts – likely will not care about their own holiday, content to sleep in the corner. And occasionally walk all over our keyboards.

National Cat Day

as if

they would know,

or care

as if

there isn’t enough

cat-themed merchandise


as if

tumblr, twitter and facebook

need another excuse

and as if

we who are privileged to serve

our feline overlords

don’t celebrate them

every day

every hour

every minute

especially when they do

that one cute thing

they do

that almost convinces you

(but not quite)

that they possess the capacity

to love