My admiration has continued long,
Though distant first my budding affection;
As you showed kindness, the bonds became strong.
Apart from you I suffer dejection.
Once, fighting and violence marked my days.
Unmitigated hormones led to strife.
The aid you offered helped me change my ways;
I solaced myself with domestic life.
To express one’s love, it is the season;
This Valentine’s Day: Honor you on it.
For hiding my love there is no reason,
So I give to you this humble sonnet.
Nobody else can match your stroke or pat.
Please accept these loving words from your cat.