and your two and three-quarter legs
you made our then five and three-quarter
total of cats, complete.
With your two and three-quarter legs.
Free climbing was your thing
(and you were good at it)
Lepidopterology was a passion
(albeit with an unorthodox approach)
You never knew Pepper but you favoured his spot
under the Christmas tree.
And you liked to curl up by the fire
to warm your toes—
(and your stump)
Nellie, foot foot
full of character
full of life.
Fearless, and determined,
there will only be one
6 April 2003 – 15 February 2018