SoCS: A Knowing Hound

Ow! said the sparrow to the cat

Why do you chow on me like that?

Cat had no reply other than meow

and furrowed his shaggy brow


Ow! said the cat to the dog

Why do you plow over this mog?

Dog smirked at the tailless fellow

and pointed to the sparrow


You’re being mean and unmellow!

Listen to the creature bellow!

So what? said the uncaring cat

Why must I be a hallowed diplomat?


Ow! said the cat to the bird

Why are you pecking on me, nerd?

Sparrow glared at the dog and wailed

Save me from this lowbrow bobtail!


Ow! said the cat to the dog

I am an instinctual mog

You know I do this to survive

So that tomorrow I am alive.


Dog looked at cat and his sparrow treat,

and announced, You cannot eat!

Why? queried the cat’s meow

Because, replied the knowing hound


Winged creatures fly free over meadow

Not given a horrid death blow

And, furthermore, consider this pun’s hollow

Bird is a paltry sparrow, not a pleasing swallow.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.

Just go with the flow.

Like a babbling brook or rain drops. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ow.” Find a word that contains “ow” or use it as a word in your post. Have fun!

22 responses to SoCS: A Knowing Hound

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Is it ok if I groaned a little 😏

    That was good. A very nice job with the prompt. I liked the pun, too.

  2. Shelley says:

    Very playful, Mary. No eye-rolling from me, I’ve witnessed similar scenes in our neck of the woods. Happy Saturday to you! I hope you have a great weekend!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Shelley! I’m a little odd when it comes to cats catching birds. I’m not a fan. I’d prefer they stick to mice, voles, etc. and leave the songbirds alone.

      • Shelley says:

        You’re welcome. I’m with you on the preferred rodents for cats to catch.

  3. JoAnna says:

    A delightful poem and a hound evolved beyond most of the hounds I’ve shared a home with. My semi feral church cats have been seen leaping amazing heights to catch birds. No dogs to stop them. I’ve often wondered how they deal with the feathers. Pffff.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Feathers, blech. Think of how disgusting it is for us to find one strand of hair in our food. Ewww.
      I had a cat who once jumped from the floor of the patio, up to the top of the railing, to catch a morning dove. He had it in his mouth until “mom” went into hysterics and yelled at him to let it go. Not sure if Mr. Dove survived, but then again he was far too trusting near a cat’s home.

      • JoAnna says:

        It’s not easy for those of us who love all animals. I’m going to hope imagine the dove being in good shape.

  4. J-Dub says:

    I had to laugh “why are you pecking on me nerd”. Cute take on the prompt. Very punny. 🙂

  5. Okay. Did I ever mention that I have an absolute phobia about cats with birds? “…cat and his sparrow treat…” I feel sick.

    Subject matter aside, very clever, punny, funny writing. 🙂

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Sorry if I made you feel sick! I don’t have a phobia about it, but my preference is that cats leave the birdies alone unless there is a window and a wall between them. For feral cats, I suppose it’s survival, but I think mice have more protein. They should go after the mice.

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