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“Ode to Spot” by Lieutenant Commander Data

A poem written by Data for his cat Spot. It was one of those things that just put a big smile on my face!


Felix catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature.
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents.
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

Oh Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array,
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

Comments (5)

  • Imi amintesc cat de amuzati au fost colegii lui cand l-au auzit recitand poemul, iar bietul de el nu intelegea de ce 🙂

  • HAHAHA…I remember laughing so damn hard when I saw that episode…Tooo bad I ran out of episodes to watch. Battlestar Galactica is too serious sometimes.

    P.S. If I would pick a character I’d be… Q 🙂 How ’bout you?

  • I’d want to be Data’s friend, so Geordi.


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