Another story for very small children, especially ones who want their kitties to like them. Slightly older kids can check out Robby Robin stories.
Hugh’s Missing Kitty
“Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?
I can’t find Kitty, it’s really true.
I wanted to play with Kitty today,
but I can’t figure out how to make her stay.
I gave her a hug
and brought food to her chair,
but she’s run away and I don’t know where.”
“Remember,” said Momma, “you can’t be too rough.
Kitty gets scared when you’re not gentle enough.”
“But Momma, my hug was very small,
and I hardly pulled her hair at all.”
“To get Kitty to play,” said Daddy to Hugh,
bringing a toy might be better than food.”
“But Kitty was hungry, I could tell.
When I brought her the food she liked the smell.
I want to play with Kitty right now!!
I want her to play, but I don’t know how.”
“Wait,” said Grandpa, “I know just the thing.
Let’s go find Kitty and play with this string.
Some kitties don’t like to be carried or touched,
but they love to chase string ever so much.”
“Grandpa, this string is the best toy ever.
Now Kitty and I can have fun together!”
Then Kitty and Hugh, they played and they leaped
‘til both were ready to fall fast asleep.
Copyright Jane Fritz, 2016