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Purriwinkle Mahaney

Precious Purriwinkle—a face so round and sweet,
A purr so loud that neighbors
Could hear him down the street.

Our home was his for fifteen years; we never had a spat.
Though others tried, they could not oust
Our Purri as "Top Cat".

No meows or prrrts or huffs or puffs did this kitty make;
Just gentle paws upon a cheek
To say "it's time to wake".

One tiny bit of mischief was beyond belief;
From top of desk to under couch—
He was a pencil thief.

The five of us he left behind miss him terribly.
But we know he's now with Snag and Sneak,
Still playing wild and free.