lick, lick, lick, then pull, pull, pull
before i know, a massive hole!
the thunder coat, it hugs him tight
and calms him down so he won’t bite
a flea? Or is it just an allergy?
ah, the suchness of a malady
Mew wants his picture book in children’s hands
So off it goes and New York’s where the first packet lands!
The Synopsis: For Mew the cat, simple things are where it’s at, compared to getting pilled, which does not thrill! What does Mew like? Playtime, tuna at mealtime, birdies going bye-bye on wings, these kind of things.
Expressions of different cat pleasures come to life through boldly colored photo illustrations and short rhyming couplets. At the book’s conclusion, Mew realizes if he is feeling blue, all he has to do is remember his favorite things, because Mew’s favorite things make him glad!
And now, if Mew’s feeling blue, he has a trick to get him through.
He dreams a dream of tuna, or birdies on a wing, or maybe
Any other of his Favorite Things.
Then, if the dog should growl, Mew the cat, he does not howl!
Or, when his food has vanished, maybe he was not so famished!
No longer feeling mad or sad, Favorite Things have made him glad!
And Meow’s Favorite Things continue on . . .
It’s Christmas day, Oh joy Oh joy!
But not for toys, Oh boy Oh boy!
I race the house, I’m full of glee
To see such fun beneath the tree!
It’s paper, ribbon, and the string
That makes this kitty’s heart dost sing!
I jump, I slide, I hide. I rip, I pull, I bite.
What joy! And all for Meow’s delight!
> * * <
More of Meow’s Favorite Things . . .
Meow’s hair is silky-soft and thick
And if not combed it tends to stick.
He LOVES the brush
While Missy loves his hair, so lush.
Yes—Petting, brushing, are fine enough
Under the chin, his belly too
But just so much and then he’s through.
Now it’s time to munch, on a tuna treat—or two!
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This is one of Meow’s Favorite Things. . .
Behind a door amongst puffs of dust
The prey awaits kitty cat lust.
Now paw extends, now teeth do grasp
A squirming prize at last.
To life it comes when dropped or flung—
Whole minutes of kitty cat fun!
Play with me! wiggle thing
A happy Meow’s heart shalt sing!
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One of Meow’s Favorite Things: Tuna!
I love a-love a-love, my tuna fish!
Out of the can or in my dish.
Its fishy smell and oily taste,
I’ve gotta have it all, there’s none to waste!
Now all’s gone, my belly’s stuffed, I ate too much!
I’m tired now, but I’m a cat and cats must groom—
A tuna scrap! I guess my belly still has room!
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These are a few of Meow’s Favorite Things!
Birdies, birdies, flutter and squeak, up in the air,
Fly down, come visit, my kitty cat lair.
All day I watch thee, in yonder sky
And how ye tempt me, bye and bye.
Mine whiskers flick and mouth dost chatter,
A little closer. Please. And rest your wings on empty platter!