Friday Haiku: This is My Floor

Years I polished floors

Started with linoleum

It was a dream job

My career took off

I advanced into hardwoods

Could start a franchise

Then it all ended

Because they got a Roomba

Job went belly up

Elizabeth H., says she has tons of photos of Nikki lounging in his favorite position!



  1. Theresa says:

    Does he ever get into a different position? Do they just drag him around the floor? 😯

  2. Theresa says:

    I mean does he bend anywhere?

  3. 260Oakley says:

    Boneless cat fillet
    Worship my haunches you fool
    You know you want to

  4. Theresa says:


  5. 🙂

  6. Saffron says:

    I strayche all the time
    Much better than Stretch Armstrong
    Extend-o-cat rules!

  7. AWWWWWW, the best of the week!!!!

    I’m not creative, so no Haiku here. Loves the kitty!

  8. Extend-o-cat tops
    The Hypnotoad any day.
    I have lost my soul.

  9. I love the socks so,
    The belleh also to rub.
    Kitten cuddles I.

  10. Not sure I “get” haiku. But, eh, there’s my stab at it.

  11. Kitty Splayage RULZ
    Belly Up or Belly Down
    makes the cute peeps DROOLZ

  12. Contemplate the Spring
    Geometrically Bisect
    View Life upside down.

  13. Do i dare make another one?

  14. Well, his ears do–or at least the left one does when he’s on the couch.

    What a silly little fellow! And I love the swirly markings–so handsome.

  15. Elizabeth H., I bet you were snorgling Nikki’s belly after that last picture 😀 Where do you live so I can come and snorgle Nikki’s belly as well 😀

  16. skippymom says:

    lazy kitty cat
    lies around the house all day
    wish I had his life

  17. Tinee tabbee cat
    With white boots and mittens
    Has no skeleton

  18. If kitteh was a fishbone tabbee instead of a swirly tabbee, he’d be the twin of my dear departed Steve.

  19. Stunbunny says:

    One day you WILL trip!
    And this house and everything
    in it will be MINE!

  20. I attack the dust
    Cobwebs are suddenly gone
    Just call me Swiffer

  21. Yoga masters, quail!
    Behold, outwards kitteh straitch
    Trumps your downward dawg.

  22. skippymom says:

    very nicely done

  23. Starfish says:

    Kitteh on the floor
    Tiles and hardwood squeaky clean.
    Can you say “sock mop”?

  24. It is not a haiku but…

    Long kitty
    Flat kitty
    Little rug of fur
    Happy kitty
    Sleepy kitty
    Pur Pur Pur

  25. All kitty bellies
    Should be gainfully employed
    Put them to work now!

  26. Mary (the first) says:

    I’m stretching all out
    To show off all my beauty.
    Well? Is it working?

  27. Does he bend. Oh, that’s funny. I hope he does. I like the swirly markings too!

  28. Do, do!

  29. *wild applause* I likes it!

  30. Yes! 🙂

  31. Ssssh! Don’t tell my cats–I’ve got one who keeps tripping me accidentally on purpose.

  32. Is it weird that I instinctively want to reach into the second photo and spin the kitty around the hardwood floor?

  33. Sheldon would not approve. He does not like change. 😉

  34. sunnylessmum says:

    That third pic is just plain and simple belleh snorgle temptation.

  35. Does he ever move?
    Do they drag him ’round the floor?
    I mean, does he bend?

  36. skippymom says:

    Cats consider it part of their job to stand right in front of your feet when you’re trying to cross a room. Particularly if you are carrying a big armload of laundry.

  37. bob drummond says:

    Yeah ,Man ! that sounds like alot of fun – spin the kitty -on the hardwood floor !
    Around and round she goes , where she’ll stop nobody knooooooooows !

  38. skippymom says:

    Can I go after you?

  39. The essence of Zen
    Is contained within one
    Horizontal cat

  40. Why, no. No, not weird at all. Because then that would make me weird. And goodness knows I’M not weird. 😯

  41. They call him Swiffer, Swiffer, faster than lightning…

    (You’re welcome for the earworm.)

  42. skippymom says:

    We resemble the suggestion that anybody here is weird.

  43. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Pyrit, one awesome multi-haiku posting.

  44. (hushed, “Oooooohhh!”)

  45. Have I told you all, enough times, that I Loff you Peeps. I am totally in aww of all these Haikus!

  46. skippymom says:

    I think it’s time for a GROUP HUG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. You did that on porpoise, didn’t you?

  48. victoreia says:

    *golf clap* *golf clap* *golf
    clap* *golf clap* *golf clap* *golf clap*
    *golf clap* *golf clap clap*

    (I know….clapping in haiku just loses something….)

  49. victoreia says:

    5-7-5 (syllables per line, that is). Almost got it (unless I can’t count this morning, which is always a possibility…….)

  50. victoreia says:


  51. victoreia says:


  52. Mary (the first) says:


  53. The best of the week
    I’m not creative, so no
    Haiku here. Kitty!

    you came pretty close to one, elishab!

  54. Cleosmom says:

    That’s the trouble with some cats …. no backbone. A spineless little sock mop…

  55. Well, it was either that or write an ode to kitteh ‘tocks.

  56. I love his smug expression in the second picture. “Don’t you wish you were this flexible?”

  57. Unless it’s a few days past his scheduled haircut, in which case he embraces change.

  58. wuyizidi says:

    Demurest of the tabby kind,
    The pensive Nikki reclined,
    Gazing at the world outside.

  59. I’ve got some dusty corners
    Could use some sweeping
    Love your jobs program

  60. Just some guy says:

    Does a cat have Buddha-nature?


  61. Sasha's Mum says:

    Upside-down kitteh
    May be all cute & tabbeh
    But he steals my soul.

  62. extended cat calls
    look at me! please look at me!
    i swallowed your wand

  63. Theresa says:

    WHOA! 😆

  64. ok is that in the melody of pat a cake?? cuz that’s how i heard it!! excellent!!

  65. Cristal G. says:

    Theresa, I haven’t stopped laughing since I read your reply.

  66. Lorel J says:

    Elizabeth H–
    Surrender Nikki right now
    And no one gets hurt.

  67. Stunbunny says:

    It’s an international conspiracy. CaTerrorists are our biggest security threat.

  68. Tabby swirls at rest
    Full extension lover boy
    playfully calling

  69. Well what’s stopping you?!?

  70. Awesome! Sort of like an MC Escher haiku…

  71. KittyAdventures
    Congratulations to you
    Comment sixty-nine

  72. Fird Birfle says:

    He IZ the twin of MY dear departed Salinger (RIP). If he haz green eyez, he might as well BE Salinger.

    *nostalgic sigh*

  73. Fird Birfle says:

    *shakes pompoms enthusiastically and with Team CO Spirit*

  74. Fird Birfle says:

    Rebuilding our nation, kitteh-style.

  75. KittyAdventures says:

    LOL. Well that was just luck!

  76. I am SO LINKING to this as a Haiku Challenge Friday, is that ok? LOVE.

  77. Cool tile
    Under my belly
    Perfect bliss.

    (I’m more of a proponent of the 3-5-3 school when doing haiku in English.)

  78. Elizabeth Harrington says:

    Bravo!! Commentors
    and Cuteoverload, thank you
    You have made my day!!!

    I’m a terrible Haiku’est but Jeez, all of you…so AWESOME!!

    Elizabeth Harrington

  79. Sock mop!
    Sock mop!
    Sock mop!
    S-O-C-K-M-O-P-P Sock Mop!

  80. marie sierra says:

    i absolutely LOVE the pics of this lil cat..he is just chillin away!

  81. Fird Birfle says:


  82. Fird Birfle says:

    *waves pompoms enthusiastically*

  83. Fird Birfle says:

    “Does this floor make my belleh look fat???”

  84. Insert Ames Brothers version here … no, really, someone insert it! Thx!

  85. SO ADORABLE!!! 🙂

  86. EowynIsMyHomegirl says:

    My friends’ cat does this aaaaall the time, they call it “flat cat”.

  87. My cat does this too
    Outstretched, belly up or down
    Snorgled either way