Tabby Cat

Orange tabby cat
Jump onto my lap,
Swat my fingers with your paws
And with sharp retracting claws.

Scruffy tabby
With your rumbling purr,
Can you tell me where you were?

Old tabby
Your shabby coat
Comes off in my hands,
I'll admit that I'll dote

On your silken ear,
The amber eyes through which you peer
And small salmon nose.

Are you hungry tabby?
You can't come inside,
But I'll let you dose on my lap
While your tired.