Cat’s advice to her babies (A story for the children)

( This is a story which I had written years ago when I was a school student and it was written for my little niece. )


All the Kittens were panting.

“What’s the matter with you my babies, what happened to you?”

“Mum you know that stupid dog Tom, he chased us all.”

“You mean that Tom who does nothing but runs here and there and sits under the tree?”

“Yes mum, that’s the one.”

“Does he know that I am your mum?”

“Most probably he doesn't.”

“Why did you go up there, you won’t let your mum have a nap in peace, will you? Didn’t I tell you not to go anywhere without my permission?”

“Sorry mum.”

“You see you are all very little. You don’t know the nature of the dogs, they think a lot of themselves. Everyday I am giving you lessons – how to jump, how to climb on the trees but your lessons are not complete as yet. You will now have to learn how to frighten the dogs.”

“Frighten the dogs?”

“Yes, frighten the dogs. They have more physical strength than we have I agree but they are not as cunning as we are. Now look at me, open your mouth as I do and show your teeth and make a loud sound and remember to give a very angry look. Yes, you all seem to be doing very well. Practice this every single day. If you do this properly dogs will not dare to touch you. Now come with me.”

“Where mum?”

“ We are going to see Tom. He is there sitting under the tree and looking at us.”

“ But mum we are scared.”

“Come on, be brave. Remember, this time your mum is with you. You just follow me.”

So the mother cat ran slowly with the kittens following her.

“Hello Tom” the cat, cried out in rage.

“ Well, what's the matter?”

“Tell me why did you chase my babies?”

“That was only for fun.”

“Be careful Tom, I must not hear any complaint in future. Please stay away from them or else I shall teach you a good lesson . Now come close and take a good look at all of them, make sure you recognize them next time.”

“But they all look alike!”

“ No they all look different, you have a very poor eyesight.”

“Perhaps so. I tell you what , to be on the safe side I won't chase any kittens henceforth and that's a promise. Forgive me for what I did.”

“I have forgiven you but will not next time. For God’s sake don’t you try to play any tricks. If you do, you will have to pay a very heavy price my dear. Now just put your tongue inside and sleep.”

The cat returned, singing all the way with her babies following her.

They stopped just outside a jungle.

“Well my babies, you have to tackle situations cleverly. Always be very careful of dogs and never trust them or trust anyone. Tomorrow is your next lesson, I shall show you how to make yourself look very sad so that someone takes pity on you and take you home. I am looking for suitable houses where there are no dogs and where you can get all your favourite food and all attention, love and comfort, where you will be regarded as part of the family, a house with children will be ideal because you will know for sure that plenty of milk will be available there . Always remember to please everybody in the house with your sweet behaviour. Never ever steal milk, fish or any foodstuff and spoil my reputation. You all brothers and sisters must keep in touch with one another and meet at a particular place every single day. You can share your experiences and exchange your thoughts and ideas. I shall be there too to listen to your problems and give you further advice which you must follow in toto.”



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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Beautiful story for your nice. Great writer I voted this story up funny and beautiful.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A cute story, your niece would have enjoyed this.


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

@ Writer20 - Hello my Friend, how are you? Thanks a lot for the wonderful comment which means a lot to me. I feel great! Thanks once again for your continued support.

Best Wishes,

Kamalesh


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

@Rosemay50 - So nice to see you. Thanks for the comment my Friend. Yes, my niece had enjoyed the poem very much and she remembers this one even after so many years.

Trust you are all well.

Best Wishes,

Kamalesh


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

What a wonderful story for your niece, I'm sure she loved it and thank you for sharing it with us now.

Best wishes my friend, MM


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Hi MM, Many thanks, you are so good my Friend. I appreciate your continued support and encouragement.

Yes, my niece dearly loved the story. Years have gone past but she remembers it even today!

Best wishes to you. Friend. Take care.

Kamalesh


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

This is so sweet! A mother imparting her wisdom and the children paying attention is an excellent story for your niece :)


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Hello Ardie, Nice to see you my Friend. Thanks a lot for the comment. I feel great!

Take care. Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

a very cute way to teach a lesson and inspire good ways of living. I voted up and shared. great work! really enjoyed it.


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

So nice to see you and thank you so much Jo for Your comment.

Trust you are all well.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

A very cute story! Sorry to be getting around to this so late. Great writing. Like a Fable!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Just came across this and loved it. I love cats and especially kittens. My cat is 17. You tell a very enjoyable story. Voted up and across.

Jackie


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Thanks a lot for reading and commenting. Yes I also love cats, especially kittens - They are really adorable.

Your comment has delighted me a great deal.

Trust you are all well. Best Wishes. See you soon.

Kamalesh:)


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

@ rebeccamealey - How strange, I can't find my reply posted about an hour ago! Anyway thank you my Friend for sparing time to read the story and post your comment. Please don't feel sorry, we cannot read everyone's all the hubs in time - it's just not possible. Thanks again for your kind words which have delighted me so much.

Take care. God Bless. See you soon, Kamalesh :)


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

This is so darling! Thanks to you for writing it, and thank you to Jackie for posting it. Voted up and awesome.


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Thank you very much my Friend for your kind visit and comment which have delighted me so much!

Take care. Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

How lovely! A very sweet story and thank you for sharing it with us. Voted up.


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Many thanks for stopping by and leaving a beautiful comment. Much appreciated. Best Wishes, Kamalesh


Anirika 4 years ago

This story was unbelievably awesome. A talented story writer like U should really be awarded with God's blessings so that u can write even better stories and touch peoples heart.

Anirika


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India Author

Hello Anirika, Very kind of you to stop by and leave an encouraging comment. I feel great!

God Bless, Kamalesh


Pritish Nandy 4 years ago

This is a very beautiful story! Great work Kamalesh. Keep up your good work. God bless.

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