Kitten Kid

Animal Stories, Grade 2 Level

Sitting on my front porch, on a cool autumn day, I heard a faint meow coming from behind my house. I slowly got up from the porch and tip-toed down the stairs toward the faint cry. My heart just froze as I saw the cutest little kitten sitting in the grass, looking up toward my kitchen window.

“Well, aren’t you a cute little thing,” I said softly as I went over to the kitten and picked him up.

I petted his soft little head. The little kitten purred loudly in delight.

“I bet you are hungry,” I said, taking the kitten inside the house with me.

The little kitten meowed as I set a bowl of milk on the floor for it. The kitten gulped down the bowl of milk quickly and I laughed when I saw its milk moustache. Something drew me to that little bundle of fur. For the rest of the day, I couldn’t put him down.

My husband came home from work that afternoon and I showed him the little bundle of fur.

“Now, what are we going to do with that?” he said, petting its soft little head.

“Love it,” I said.

“Well, where did he come from?” asked my husband.

I told him how I heard a faint meow and how I found him just sitting in the grass, hungry.

“I see,” said my husband.

I knew what was coming next, even though I didn’t want to hear it.

“Well, don’t you think we should try to find his owners?” my husband asked.

“I suppose so,” I said reluctantly.

The next morning I called our local newspaper and placed an ad. All day, I sat by the phone, with the kitten in my lap, but surprisingly enough, no-one called.

“I see we still have our little kitten with us,” said my husband that night after work.

“Yes,” I said. “No-one called about the ad.”

“Well,” said my husband. “I bet you are glad of that.”

“Yes,” I said, truthfully. “I am. This little guy is just like having a kid around the house.”

“Kitten Kid,” said my husband, with a smile on his face.

“That is what we will name him,” I said, smiling too.

“Meow,” said Kitten Kid.


 

Moral of this Story:

  • It is best to try to find the owner of a lost animal.
  • Example: I reluctantly searched for the owner of Kitten Kid but I was unable to locate them so I kept Kitten Kid as my own kitten.
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