My Cat Is Famous!

Queen Autumn cat famous

Well, a little.  Allow me to explain.  So you’ve heard of Grumpy Cat, right?  Grumpy Cat was a huge cat celebrity, and many other cats have followed in her paw-steps.  If you spend time on social media, then you probably know about Cole and Marmalade, Street Cat Bob, and Venus the 2-faced cat.  You may also have heard of Curious Zelda. 

If not, here’s a brief explanation: Curious Zelda is a famous tuxedo cat with big eyes and a permanently shocked expression.  Curious Zelda often posts funny, cat-themed poems on her page, and people love them.  (On a side note, Curious Zelda is not only funny, but also adorable and very nice to the fans, so you should go follow her.)  

Now back to the story.  I’ve been a fan of Curious Zelda for quite some time.  I love her poems, and recently I wanted to try my hand at writing my own.  

When I was a kid, I used to write poems all the time.  But that was a long time ago, so I wasn’t sure how this would go.  Would I be able to come up with anything good?  I wasn’t totally confident, but I decided to give it a try anyway.  

The idea was to write a “love poem” like a guy might write to his girlfriend or his wife, but with a twist: it’s actually about my lovely kitty, Queen Autumn the 1st.  

cat love

So here’s the poem I came up with: 

“She is cute

She is smart

She eats bugs

She has my heart.”  

With the line ‘she eats bugs’, I was trying to add a little humor to the post.  But I’m not naturally funny, so I don’t think the joke landed.  Because of that, I decided to refine the poem a bit before I published it on Facebook.  I wrote:  

“She is cute

She is smart

She is funny

She has my heart.”  

This way I kept up the serious-yet-sweet tone of the poem the whole time.  Since this version doesn’t contain any awkward attempts at being funny, I like it better.  

But the Internet disagrees with me.  While my Facebook post only got 1 like from a friend, the tweet did much better.  It was retweeted by Curious Zelda herself, and thanks to that, my humble little poem ended up in front of thousands.  

It exploded.  

Cat lovers everywhere were liking, retweeting, and commenting on my post.  They loved it!  I was sleeping while all of this was happening, but when I woke up, I was shocked by what I saw.  

famous tweet dark

9 comments, 91 retweets, and 1,600 likes!  Even better, analytics told me that people had interacted with my post 5,716 times.  But the best was yet to come.  People saw this tweet a stunning 94, 905 times!  I was thrilled.  

Suddenly, I had to set aside a slab of time to reply to comments, reply to the replies, follow new people, and so on.  It took me a few hours, but I eventually got back to almost everyone.  And by the end of it, 8 new people decided to follow me!  What an honor.  

Now, to some people, 1.6K likes may not seem like that much.  Perhaps you get that many for everything you post.  In that case: congratulations!  You are obviously doing something right; keep up the good work!  But to put things in perspective, my average tweet gets between 0 and 1 likes, which makes this a big deal for me.  

There we have it — my brush with fame.  And yes, I know fame doesn’t last, especially the “fame” of 1 tweet.  It might last for a week, at max.  But for now, I’m just having fun and basking in the sun.  

So what do you think of all this, dear reader?  Which poem do you like better: the Twitter one or the Facebook one?  Would it be a good idea for me to write an occasional poem for this blog?  Let me know in the comments below!  

And until next time: stay fuzzy, my friends!  



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