The Theodores

My cousin's uncle Theodore
Sussussurated twice before
Descending doglike to the floor
And playing with the cat.

Or trying to; with dignity,
The cat made plain to all that he
Would not be called "puss puss" nor be
Molested by this man.

The cat, whose name was Theodore
As well, said "As I've said before,
I won't have humans on the floor,
And that, I fear, is that."