En ole runoihmisiä, mutta scifi-ihmisenä Datan STNG-jaksossa esittämä klassikkoruno kissalleen kutittaa Kiinnostus-hermoa. Wikipediassa asiasta on näpsäkkä artikkeli ja onpa kyseiselle katille tehty jopa oma fanisivu. :-)

Ode to Spot

Felus Catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature?
Your visual, olfactory and auditory senses,
Control your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your sub-vocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communication.
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection,
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents,
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotions.

Oh Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display,
Connote a fairly well developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I none the less consider you a true and valued friend.

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