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The Miniature Cat.

“That cat is no fun,
he just lies in the sun
and spends his time sleeping all day.
He looks so nice
and we know he likes mice
but he’s far too big to play”

“If we were taller
or he was smaller,
then his teeth would not be a danger.
A miniature cat,
imagine that,
I can’t think of anything stranger!”

Then one had a notion -
to concoct a potion
and perform a shrinking trick.
“We’ll have to take care
when we add the bat hair,
that it doesn’t make him sick!”

An infusion they made,
using flat lemonade -
and catnip, they also put in it.
They pounded and stirred
while the cat slept and purred.
It only took them a minute!

They put in the the milk,
it looked smooth as silk -
an irresistible drink.
They gave him a stroke
and the pussy awoke,
took one lap and started to shrink!

The cat was so small
that the mice did look tall,
even the young ones seemed big!
The cat, (scared was he
to be so very wee),
started dancing an Irish jig!

His skill was so fine
that each mouse stood in line
and attempted, his footwork, to copy.
Though their effort was fair,
they just couldn’t compare.
(The miniature cat thought them sloppy!)

They played so many games,
(can’t recall all their names),
Puss was amazingly nimble.
When they did ‘hide and seek’
it lasted a week,
the cat hiding under a thimble!

But after a while,
the cat lost his smile,
and the mice, they did empathise.
Pussy promised the mice
that he would still be nice,
should he be his original size!

Amid some confusion,
they made an infusion
that would make tiny pussy re-grow.
Then they said their goodbyes,
with sad tears in their eyes -
but they stayed friends forever, you know!

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  • sandhill
    sandhillalmost 6 years ago

    I don’t know which I love more, the poem or the artwork. Both are super! Many thanks for sharing.

  • Thankyou! And for favouriting it! My first illustrated poem – so really chuffed to have such nice feedback :)

    – fesseldreg

  • Suzi Linden
    Suzi Lindenalmost 6 years ago


  • What a great comment! Thanks!… and for the fave :)

    – fesseldreg

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 5 years ago

    OH my gosh!! This is adorable!!

  • Thankyou so much! :)

    – fesseldreg

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 5 years ago

    Are you seling copies of this???

  • Heavens! Hadn’t even thought about it and haven’t the faintest idea how I’d go about that!! I’m very flattered you asked! :))

    – fesseldreg

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 5 years ago

    My little grandaughter would love this:) I have written 4 poetry based children’s poems that I’d love to illustrate and make little books from them. Your work is wonderful!!

  • Do read this to your granddaughter if you like!
    I have just had a look at your art – fantastic! I think your style would be great for illustrations!
    Redbubble is experimenting with publishing at the moment so it’ll be interesting to see if anything comes of that. Otherwise, if I come upon any useful info, I’ll let you know.
    Thanks, Catherine, I consider your comments a great compliment! :))

    – fesseldreg

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 5 years ago

    you are very welcome!!!

  • :))

    – fesseldreg

  • RebeccaWeston
    RebeccaWestonover 5 years ago

    This is absolutely amazing – so lovely with the pictures and the verses are fabulous – excellent work !!!! XX

  • Thankyou so much!….and for adding this to your favourites! :)

    – fesseldreg

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceover 5 years ago

    Simply wonderful!!!

  • Thankyou! :)

    – fesseldreg

  • Michele Markley
    Michele Markleyover 5 years ago

    Wonderfully written!!

  • Thanks!! :)

    – fesseldreg

  • Paul Rees-Jones
    Paul Rees-Jonesover 5 years ago

    Wonderful…art and story!

  • Thankyou! Haven’t done much by way of writing – I’m really pleased you like them!

    – fesseldreg

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