Kittens to shelter fly--
But Human Folk wear overshoes,
To keep their hind paws dry.
The Shadow Kitten
There's a funny little kitten that tries to look like me,
But though I'm round and fluffy, he's as flat as flat can be; And when I try to mew to him he never makes a sound,
And when I jump into the air he never leaves the ground.
He has a way of growing, I don't understand at all.
Sometimes he's very little and sometimes he's very tall. And once when in the garden when the sun came up at dawn
He grew so big I think he stretched half-way across the lawn.
When People think that Kittens play,
It's really quite the other way.
For when they chase the Ball or Bobbin
They learn to catch a Mouse or Robin.
The Kitten, deaf to Duty's call,
Who will not chase the bounding ball,
A hungry Cathood will enjoy,
The scorn of