Kittens and Mittens

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Seriously, where’s that pie?

I had to Google “kittens and mittens” since it’s been awhile since I’ve read Mother Goose. In an obscure drawer in an overcrowded file cabinet in the back of my brain, I knew there was a children’s rhyme that would explain the reference to pie.

“The three little kittens, they lost their mittens,”
BY MOTHER GOOSE
The three little kittens, they lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
“Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear,
That we have lost our mittens.”
“What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie.”
“Meow, meow, meow.”
“Then you shall have no pie.”

The three little kittens, they found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
“Oh, mother dear, see here, see here,
For we have found our mittens.”
“Put on your mittens, you silly kittens,
And you shall have some pie.”
“Purr, purr, purr,
Oh, let us have some pie.”          

The three little kittens put on their mittens,
And soon ate up the pie,
“Oh, mother dear, we greatly fear,
That we have soiled our mittens.”
“What, soiled your mittens, you naughty kittens!”
Then they began to sigh,
“Meow, meow, meow,”
Then they began to sigh.

The three little kittens, they washed their mittens,
And hung them out to dry,
“Oh, mother dear, do you not hear,
That we have washed our mittens?”
“What, washed your mittens, then you’re good kittens,
But I smell a rat close by.”
“Meow, meow, meow,
We smell a rat close by.”

Fifty….I mean Fifteen Shades of Biscotti

For those of you who have visited Spence’s Girl before, you’ve seen posts that feature my two cats, Tipper and Biscotti (aka The Biscuit).  Today’s post came about because of a blog I adore called Creekview Carol. Creekview Carol is a lovely black and white cat from Paris Kentucky who is a gifted writer and shares stories and photos about her siblings – both cats and furry beasts (or dogs).  It is highly entertaining, I always read it aloud to Biscotti and Tipper; they love seeing the pictures Carol posts.

Biscotti has been after me to do a “feature post” (his words) about him.  I didn’t catch on at first until I noticed he was constantly posing for me.  The Biscuit isn’t allowed to use my MacBook so the compromise is me blogging on his behalf. He helped to choose the photos and captions.

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Here’s looking at you!

Biscotti and Tipper have been featured in earlier posts on this blog. If you enjoyed this, they’d love for you to check more of Spence’s Girl under “Cat Stuff”.

And if you want a real treat, check out http://creekviewcarol.com – it is a really great blog!

New study shows cats love to read

Were you reading that book?
“Are you reading or may I sit here?”
If you love to read and have a cat, you get this. Make room on your lap so you can both read the book.
If you love to read and have a cat, you get this. Make room on your lap so you can both read the book. Or put the book down and pet the cat, your choice.
Wise words shared with willing students
Wise words shared with willing students
Start reading at a young age, you'll love books forever
Learn to read at a young age, you’ll love books forever
Could you read aloud? And do the voices?
“Could you read this aloud? And do the voices?”
This book is so good!
“This book is fascinating!”
My paw as a bookmark
“My paw as a bookmark. You’re welcome”
My next book will be chick-lit.
“My next book will be a romance novel.  This book is freaking me out”
What is that word? Catastrophe? Does it have something to do with cats? I'll look it up.
“What is that word? Catastrophe? Does it have something to do with cats? Or trophies? I’ll look it up.”
Here's your reading glasses. I don't need them.
“Here’s your reading glasses. I don’t need them.”
I don't really need them but I look cool in your glasses
“I don’t really need them but I look cool in your glasses”
I'm just resting my eyes.
I’m just resting my eyes.

Independent research study performed by Spence’s Girl in January 2015.