The weather outside is sunny and hot,
I know I can tell, central air on still.
Grass is still growing, leaves are green,
sitting here waiting for that first
Turning to look at our fireplace,
needs a good cleaning if we plan to use.
Gathering my bucket, scrub brush and gloves,
one kitty is already trying to amuse.
Took down the screen to bring outside,
easier to just hose it and leave it to dry.
By the time I came in to get this all started,
one kitty was sitting rubbing her eye.
Bucket was toppled, suds were everywhere,
another kitty was sitting in a pile of soot.
Picked up Alex, wiped the soap from her eye,
but Cassie was covered from head to foot.
Filled up the sink with warm water and soap,
gently washed Cassie until she was clean.
Wrapped her up in a towel and rubbed
until I could see her coat had a nice sheen.
Now the floors were a mess from being wet,
towels and old blankets to soak up the water.
Robert awoke hearing the chatter and noise,
observing the scene he laughed at my falter.
Mind you the fireplace was still unclean,
he said take the kitties and go inside.
We stayed in that room for what seemed
he cleaned everything up and restored