Children’s Literature

Precious Little Dear

Where did you come from,

You precious little dear?  

I would like to meet you,

if you would only come near.  

Your fur is thick and matted.  

Your bones are shining through.  

Will you come here soon?

I would like to meet you.  

You’ve had a hard life.  

I can see that’s true.  

Will you let me help you?

I’ll take you home to care for you.  

Precious little dear,

Who has been so cruel to you?  

It doesn’t matter anymore,

Because I will love you true.  

I run this brush through all the knots-

I know that it hurts.  

Some of this will have to go-

scissors will have to do.

Soon your coat is nice and clean,

even though you hated the bath.  

I can tell you feel much better.  

I’m glad you spared me your wrath.  

I poured some food into your bowl-

special food just for you-

and watched you gobble it all up.

And you enjoyed it, too!  

You’re home where you belong,

my precious little dear.  

Our neighbors are so jealous

because I have you here.

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House Rules

House Rules
By Alice Frutis

No barking loudly in the house

and no jumping through the roof.

No biting hands or tables;

no peeing in the fruit.

No chewing on the dresser.

No biting people’s legs.

No scaring all our kitties,

and no gnawing on my bed.

No jumping over the house.

No leaping through the windows.

No chewing on my rackets,

And no drinking my tamarindo!  

Always greet me when I walk in.

Always lick me when I’m sad.  

Always guard my friends and family,

and always love me.