Pet Perspectives I) To Montecristo, a fine Aristotelian mutt,
A bone is a bone, whatever the cut.
When Montecristo is thrown the inevitable stick,
He proceeds in a line with implacable logic.
Every man in command, every dog on his lead,
That's Montecristo's school, his canine-onical creed.
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II) Melisande's a cat with a relative mind:
When she chases the mice, she leaves them behind.
Melisande's a cat in perplexing dimensions:
She purrs on the lawn, but appears in the gentians.
She stalks down the alley, but slinks up the stair:
Yes, Melisande's a cat in all directions of where.
– Christopher Nield