Oreo's Nightly Prayer

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Now I lay me down to sleep,
Next to my pet John, a bond so deep.
On my electric blanket, warm and neat,
With us together, the night is sweet.

If I should dream before I wake,
I pray for mice my paws to take.
And if on my pet’s head I decide to rest,
May our dreams be happy, among the best.

Beneath the stars and moon's soft glow,
I knead his chest, my love to show.
Keep us safe all through the night,
Until morning brings its warm sunlight.

Now as I curl up, close and tight,
Next to my friend, my heart's delight.
I whisper thanks for love so deep,
As I drift off to purring sleep.


1/12/2024 I saw a Facebook post that was a “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” poem from a dog’s
perspective and thought I could write one from Oreo’s (my pet cat) perspective. Obviously, I am the 
pet” in the poem.