A Puss in Boots*
In the high-street chemist’s yesterday
Upon a thoughtfully-provided chair
Beside a radiator sat
A large and well-contented cat.
The chance was far too good to miss
For one who loves a play on words
So: ‘Look! A Puss in Boots!’ I cried.
The shopping zombies clearly thought me mad.
They turned, as only English people turn,
A blank and even hostile stare
Upon me, standing foolish there
As ‘Look! A Puss in Boots!’ I cried.
But then the creature stretched and purred
And opened amber eyes (that matched its fur).
And then it turned and winked at me.
I’ll swear I saw it wink at me.
As ‘Look! A Puss in Boots!’ I cried.
*For non-English readers, the Boots pharmacy can be found on every high street in the UK.
‘If you have a cat, know a cat, or have ever interacted with a cat, this collection of poems will have you chuckling… As with all good writing, this collection of poems can be returned to and enjoyed and shared again and again…. It has certainly earned its place on my bookshelf. – Ingénue Magazine
‘This delightful little book would make the perfect stocking filler for cat lovers of any age. The poems are both funny and clever. I tried to pick out a favourite, but it proved impossible, they're all so good.’ – Amazon reviewer
‘A funny, insightful book of cat poems. Would make a lovely present for fellow cat-lovers.’ – Amazon reviewer
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It is starting to get dark and I am still lost. I am so hungry and thirsty. I am searching for a creek so I can at least get a drink of water. I have never been so hungry in my entire life. I feel like I am starving to death. I am getting weak. I dug a hole under the fence and escaped from my home. I have been roaming all around the streets and pastures in Sherman, Texas. One day, a young woman felt sorry for me and threw me a piece of ham. I finally found a creek and I am lapping up the water. The fresh cold water tastes so good. I don't see anything around the creek that I can eat. If only I could find something to eat. I guess I will just lay down here by the creek and spend the night. That way I can have a nice cool drink of water when I get up in the morning. I am sleeping now and having sweet dreams about eating lots of food. I wish I had a large bone for a snack too.
It is morning and I am drinking water at the creek again. Suddenly, a man appears with a huge net! He starts chasing me and catches me in his net! He is a dogcatcher. He takes me to an animal shelter in Sherman where I am put in a large cage with two Great Pyrenees dogs. I am a Great Pyrenees dog too, so I am sure glad to see them. I am very skinny because I haven't had enough to eat in so long. My bones are sticking out because I have lost so much weight. I am shaking because I am so scared. I don't know what is going to happen to me. There are lots of dogs that are in cages all around me.
The next day, a man comes and gets me. They give me some shots and return me to my cage. They give us all food and water to drink. I am so glad they gave me some food to eat. I ate every bite and I wanted more. I am starting to feel a little better, but I am still very scared. They weighed me and I only weigh 66 pounds! I should weigh 85 pounds!
Later that day, a woman comes to the shelter and starts looking at all the dogs. She comes over to my cage. She can tell that I am very scared. She starts talking to me. Then she reaches in and starts scratching me behind my ears and rubbing my head. I think she is nice. I like her. I wish she would take me with her and get me out of this place. Oh no! She starts walking away and then she leaves. I wonder if I will ever see her again. I sure hope so. Maybe she will come back for me.
Ten days go by and I am still at the animal shelter. It is very loud here because all the dogs are always barking. I hear someone walking up to my cage. I look up and suddenly I see the same woman who was so nice to me! I am so excited. I start wagging my tail. I am hoping she has come to take me home with her. Yes, she has! They open up my cage and put a leash on me. They hand the leash to her. She takes me outside so I can use the bathroom. She starts talking to me. Then she has me lay down and starts rubbing my chest. She gives me a large bone for a snack. After I eat my bone, she takes me inside the shelter so she can sign all the papers to adopt me! I can't believe I got my large bone I wished for!
Molly and Magnum are very attached to each other. They have been raised together. They are best friends. Molly is a Blue-And-Gold Macaw and Magnum is a Great Dane. Great Danes are huge! Magnum weighs 175 pounds. He weighs as much as a human! Magnum's father weighed 200 pounds! Now that is a big boy. The male Great Danes weigh a lot more than the females.
Molly talks to Magnum all the time because macaws can talk! Molly has learned how to say many words. Molly can even say, "Magnum." Molly loves Magnum, and they play together all the time. They keep each other company during the day while their owner is at work. They have been together for ten years.
Mindy bought Molly from a breeder in Oklahoma. Mindy was so excited to finally bring Molly home. Molly was hand-fed and hand-raised by the breeder. She was very tame and so gentle.
The breeder called Mindy and said, "You better come over right now! Molly is hatching out of her egg!" Mindy rushed over to the breeder's house so she could watch Molly hatch out of her egg. Mindy got there just in time to see it. That is when she fell in love with Molly. She took several pictures and even recorded a video. It was so exciting! After Molly hatched out of her egg, Mindy went to the breeder's house to visit as often as she could. She was able to hold Molly when she was just a few days old.
Mindy had always wanted a macaw. She even dreamed about owning one. Now her dream was coming true! She had always thought macaws were beautiful.
Mindy's house was full of fun and excitement now that she had Molly and Magnum. Mindy lived by herself and would get very lonely at times. Now, Mindy was never lonely or sad. Mindy had so much fun playing with Molly and Magnum. Mindy was teaching Molly new words. Molly is very smart and loves to talk. They both make Mindy laugh all the time.
Mindy always takes Magnum for a walk every night after she gets home from work. Everyone in the entire neighborhood loves to see Magnum when he is outside. The smaller children always come up to Mindy and ask her if they can ride Magnum like a horse! They beg her saying, "Please."
Macaws are members of the parrot family. They have large powerful beaks that can easily crack nuts and seeds. They also have beautiful long tails. They like a lot of attention and love to have their heads scratched. They also like cuddling. Macaws like to chew, so you have to give them plenty of toys to play with and to chew on. The Blue-And-Gold Macaws have five colors: yellow, blue, black, white and green.
One day, Mindy had to call a repairman to her house because her washer quit working. The repairman came and fixed Mindy's washer.
Late that night Mindy and Magnum were upstairs sleeping, while Molly was downstairs sleeping in her cage. The repairman came back to their house and broke in the back door! He had a cage with him and grabbed Molly. He shoved Molly in the cage. Molly started screaming! Then Molly screamed, "Magnum!" He took off running out the back door with her. Magnum had heard the burglar break in, and he also heard Molly screaming his name. Magnum took off racing down the stairs and chased after the burglar. There was no way Magnum would let this burglar steal his sweet best friend Molly. Magnum caught up to the burglar and pounced on him with all of his weight! The burglar fell to the ground and Magnum held him down. Mindy heard all of the noise and had already called the police. She came running out the back door and saw Magnum on top of the burglar! She yelled, "Good boy Magnum!" Every time the burglar tried to get up, Magnum started growling at him. The burglar was very scared of Magnum, so he stopped fighting. Magnum was very proud that he had saved Molly and was able to stop the thief. Molly was okay, but she was very shaken up. Her cage had fallen down to the ground and rolled over when Magnum pounced on the burglar. Mindy was glad that Molly was safe.
Guy was walking home from school one stormy afternoon. He witnessed something that he hoped he would never see again. A car raced past him, and someone rolled down one of the windows. Then Guy saw someone throw a black trash bag out the window, and it landed on the side of the road. The car never stopped and quickly sped off out of sight. Guy saw the license plate of the car. Guy couldn't believe what he just saw. He saw the bag start moving. He rushed over to the bag and ripped it open as fast as he could. What he found in the bag was shocking! There were two little Siberian Husky puppies in the bag! They looked about seven or eight weeks old. They were cute little balls of fur. It broke his heart to see someone do this to them. He wondered how anyone could be so mean. He picked both of the puppies up and ran home with them. He told his mother what had just happened. She thought the puppies were so adorable. They seemed to be okay, but they were very scared and shaking. Guy asked his mother if he could keep the puppies. His mother quickly answered, "No!" He asked her why he couldn't keep them. She said they couldn't keep two big dogs. Then he asked her if he could keep one of the puppies, and he would try to find a home for the other puppy. His mother finally told him he could keep one of the puppies if he promised to take good care of it. He promised his mother that he would take great care of his new little puppy.
Guy told his mother that he had seen the license plate of the car. He wrote the license plate down for his mother. The next day she took Guy to the police station. He told the police what he had seen and gave them the license plate number of the car. Guy hoped that they would find the people that did this to the poor little puppies.
Guy named his new little puppy Blizzard. Blizzard had beautiful blue eyes! Guy fell in love with Blizzard, and they did everything together from that day on.
He found a wonderful home for the other little puppy. His best friend and neighbor named Austin wanted the other little puppy. He was so glad that Austin took the puppy because he would still get to see the puppy all the time. Austin named his little puppy Snowball because his little puppy was solid white! Snowball had beautiful blue eyes too!
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There was a large group of beautiful wild horses that roamed free all around Mustang Island by the Atlantic Ocean. The wild horses loved to run and play along the beach and in the ocean. They would also run up and down the mountains on the island. The wild horses had been on Mustang Island for hundreds of years. Wild horses are also known as "feral horses." People came from all over the world to see the wild horses. The leader of the wild horses was a beautiful white stallion. The wild horses were mainly mustangs, but there were also a few other breeds.
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Makala's room was filled with photographs she had taken over the years of the wild horses. Makala wanted to become a photographer when she was older.
One evening, her father told her that he had a big surprise for her. He took her outside, and one of the wild horses was inside their fence! He told her that he had paid someone to rope and capture the wild horse. Then he adopted the horse for her. He knew how much she enjoyed the wild horses. Makala walked out to the horse. It was not just any wild horse; it was the white horse that was the leader of the wild horses! He was so beautiful! She was very excited and could not wait to tame her horse. She named her horse Spirit.
The next day, she started working with Spirit to try and tame him. He started kicking the fence. He wanted out of the fence. He was very big and very strong. He did not like being captured. He reared up and started snorting! Suddenly, all of the wild horses came running up to her land! They had all come to see Spirit. You could tell that all of the wild horses were very upset. They were all making very loud noises. Makala started feeling bad for Spirit. She wondered if she should turn Spirit loose so he could run wild and free again with the other wild horses. She told her dad that she was feeling guilty for taking away the leader of the wild horses. He told her that they would have another leader very soon since their leader was gone now.
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This book is a guide for those who own or are considering purchasing a German Shepherd. The German Shepherd is one of the most popular dogs in the world. It is loved by families, farmers, Police and SWAT teams, the DEA and Military Forces all across the world.
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