What Makes a Cat Purr?
Say, what’s inside a cat that makes it purr?
What keen machine hides deep beneath its fur?
No belts or gears that I can see,
and no apparent battery,
but sounds within suggest to me
a turning, churning engine’s hum and whirr.
To activate the dynamo within,
the mystery that stirs beneath the skin,
You find a cat that’s dreaming deep
in drowsy, dozey, snoozy sleep
and then without the slightest peep
you give a little tickle on her chin.