This is a poem I wrote for my cat, Another Winnie the Pooh MacDonald Day. (We called her Pooh). She went to heaven two years and two months ago today.

“A Soldier and His Cat”

I sat in the window and watched;
He walked down the steps;
he looked back.
He waved at me and I purred.
How long has he been gone?
A small white flag
hangs in the window just above my head.
It has a gold star in the middle.
She cries, the man covers his face with his hand.
I think they miss him, too.
I sit in the window and watch.
I hope he comes back some day.

— Rosalie from Santa Ana, CA