Sunday, July 29, 2007

Love the kitty

I Like Little Pussy

I like little Pussy,
Her coat is so warm;
And if I don't hurt her
She'll do me no harm.
So I'll not pull her tail,
Nor drive her away,
But Pussy and I
Very gently will play;
She shall sit by my side,
And I'll give her some food:
And she'll love me because
I am gentle and good.
I'll pat little Pussy,
And then she will purr,
And thus show her thanks
For my kindness to her;
I'll not pinch her ears,
Nor tread on her paw,
Lest I should provoke her
To use her sharp claw;
I never will vex her,
Nor make her displeased,
For Pussy don't like
To be worried or teased.

Attributed to Jane Taylor.

From Anthology of Children's Literature, 4th ed., Houghton Mifflin, 1970.


chayaruchama said...

Beat it with a STICK, why don't you ?

Bad, BAD dog, Maria...

[Don't trouble yourself, girl...
I'LL post the banns...]

Juvy Santos said...

lol. allll I can say....

helg said...

You and those good folks who wrote the Sutra...LOL!

Thanks for this!

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Anonymous said...

'bout time we had another picture! :-D

Anonymous said...

I thought I saw a putty cat.
-Sylvester the cat - Acme Hour Cartoon Quotes.

Anonymous said...

So much for "Man's best friend is his dog" (-:

BitterGrace said...

Who knew the author of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" could be so racy? Wild girl, that Jane...

Mary said...

Good Lord! I'm just catching up on Gracie's blog and I'm absolutely SHOCKED by the content here! (making the Church Lady face)
You're baaaad, girl. And it's so good.