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The Cat Came Back (song)
Who says you can’t train a cat?
A FAMOUS CAT
Remember Walt Disney’s Aristocats from 1970? A Parisian cat named Duchess was her model. The cat gets abducted to French countryside. After many adventures, she escapes with the help of an alley cat named O’Malley.
—Joan Moore, A Cat’s Companion
LEGEND OF THE PUSSYWILLOW
Have you ever heard this legend? Once, some nasty person threw a bunch of kittens in the river to drown. The mother cat became so agitated that the willow trees on the river bank felt sorry for her. So, they trailed their branches in the water so the kittens could hang on, and thus saved the babies. Since then, each spring the willow wears soft, grey buds that remind us of kittens. We now call these trees “pussy willows.”
—Joan Moore, A Cat’s Companion
The One That Got Away
by Fran Kelso
The stealth cat slips, unseen,
through the deep forest
Slither-pawed; soft-footed as
fog creeping through trees
Silent, the cat stops, watches,
listens, then resumes its
Ahead, a clearing; some small
creature darts, heedless,
through a maze of
The cat becomes a stone image;
its very breathing seems to
The tiny creature, unaware,
dances through the wild,
Until, suddenly, it sees –
Fear freezes motion for
The cat pounces
Movement abruptly restored, the
hunted one darts away.
There! There, my tunnel of
The doorway into Earth is blocked
by an enormous paw,
But the tiny creature has made it