Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Paws to Remember

With apologies to ee cummings.


staccato little steps
tick
tick
ticked their way on set
(and sennett was surprised but
liked the little grey cat)
chaplin chucked her

chin

and there were tricks with turpin

but with marie, oh beautiful marie...
(i can only assume that

much purring was heard)

teddy was pretty swell, too - not a bad costar

even though he
was a

dog



Pepper, the First Feline Movie Star

2 comments:

Matthew Coniam said...

Wonderful!
I'll confess - I'd not heard of Pepper, but I was just reading about Rin Tin Tin today... such a strange story, and surely worth poetic commemoration...
anyway, nice to see the feline angle.

Avalon76 said...

Thanks Matthew! Don't worry, Rinty and Strongheart and lots of other animal actors will get their due. ;)