Do You Love A Kitty
A second-order filk by Thorin N. Tatge
(To “Do You Love An Apple/IBM” by Laramie Sasseville [to “Do You Love An Apple” by Rufus Wainwright])
Do you love a kitty? That lies on your lap?
Do you love a kitty or give him a thwap?
Well, I’ll pet him, though I could uproot him,
I'll rub his tummy whenever I can!
He sits on my trousers, he never gets up
He claws at my legs when I reach for my cup
Still I love him, though I could upset him,
I’ll scratch his forehead as long as I can!
Before the kitty, I’d play on me drum,
Now he just bats at me sticks and me thumb!
Still I love him, though I could outplay him,
I'll sit and tease him however I can!
Before the kitty, I'd hum and I'd sing,
Now I just sneeze over everything.
Still I love him, though I am allergic
I'll wash my hands of him as soon as I can!