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Feline Friday – #7 – Poem for Captain Fitzbattleaxe


fitz and foothill

I wrote this poem in the mid to late 1980s. It was an ode to my beautiful silver tabby cat, Fitzbo, who I wrote about in a previous Feline Friday blog post.  If you read that post you will recognize the photo!

Her full name was Captain Fitzbattleaxe (First Life Guards) a character in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Utopia operetta. Sorry about the small print, it was originally posted to an old website as a gif file.Fitzbattleaxe poem
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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

13 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #7 – Poem for Captain Fitzbattleaxe

  1. I love your poem

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Purrfect poem for your beloved Fitzie, Ros. Dig the cat in the cat tuna box, too. 🙂

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  3. That’s so lovely, Roslyn, and a really cute photo of Fitzbo. I had a lovely Tabby called Joey. He was the most affectionate cat imaginable. 🙂


    • Grey tabbies seem to be especially loving…. one of my current cats is a grey tabby/tuxedo (white underbelly and legs) and I think the tabby part of him is what makes him SO affectionate!

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  4. I love Tabbies too. My late beloved Stilgar was a very handsome Tabby.


  5. goood photo! and fun not-quite-toadullee-over-the-top enjoyable poem !


  6. I didn’t know you wrote poetry, very nice.


  7. Beautiful! But I didn’t expect any different, since it’s in Beverly Hills!

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