The confidence of cats is a mutual trust.
A friendship – so do not ask too much.
They will be free; be free of all control
Which threatens their peace; this the wild free soul.

Cats as we love them most happily purr,
But suffer from times when they must caterwaul
Though we love them dearly, their nature is still
Jealous of freedom, in house or on hill.

See in those luminous, golden eyes,
An insight into that other dim world,
Visioned by Sphinx; a mystery
Far, far beyond our dark humanity.