I Really Want a Kitten………

I really really really want a kitten. Like, really want-it-more-than-anything-in-the-universe kind of want. I literally even have dreams about it sometimes, where I have a kitten and I’m always really happy about it. Does that mean that I’m destined to have one? I hope so! But then again – my most recent dream about that is where I have a kitten – who lives in my school lunch box. AND FITS. With A LOT of room to spare. Enough room for me to actually keep my food in there – which I’m pretty sure is what a lunch box is meant for. So anyway – dreams are weird (so maybe I shouldn’t read so much into dreams) but if I could ever have a pet – I’d have a kitten. Not a shih tzu or a parrot or whatever – but a kitten. Mainly because I have met a few cats and they were actually really nice! I know there’s that thing that dogs are really loyal and cats aren’t, but I don’t really feel that’s true. I feel like that’s kind of unfair. I mean – my mom had a cat! And she says that her cat was really sweet and loving! Sure, maybe some cats are “disloyal” or whatever – but I want to find out for myself. (Sorry google – don’t trust you on this).
*google goes quietly crying in the corner*

Also – in all my dreams I always have a kitten, not a dog. (Yeah, maybe I am reading too much into dreams, ;D. ) I’ve personally always liked cats better. But actually, that’s not the issue here. I have been denied of the honour of being a cat owner – or a dog (heh) and now I am on a sacred quest – to convince my parents to let me have a cat. That’s right! It’s pretty much going to be my new year’s resolution for 2022 – that by this time next year, I shall have …… a kittennn!!! (Hopefully).
Well, guess what they said when I asked them? I got a big, solid, in-capital-letters type N.O.
(pretty sure this struggle is relatable by pretty much every pet wanting kid out there) I mean, why can’t I have a pet? I think I’m responsible enough, I mean, I’m 12! I’ll really honest to God look after it forever!! I’ve read a lot of stories about how people’s pets saved their life or changed their life or whatever, and how they are really happy that they bought one, and pets bring happiness. They really make you happy just by playing with you, and they don’t judge you, and like, why not?!
One reason given – too much responsibility. Heh? A pet can’t be more of a responsibility than homework already is?! Okay, yes, well, it probably is, but we can manage that!
Second reason – unnecessary hassle. Unnecessary? Think of the years of happiness it will give us!
Third – When it dies, we’ll be sad. I mean, yes, obviously, but that’s hardly a reason!
Pets love you and accept you whatever you are! They always cheer you up if you feel down.
Even google agrees that kids can take care of pets! (yes – back to trusting google here lol)
My point being – having a pet can make you more responsible and feel better. Yes, they do require a lot of attention and expense, but it is SOOO worth it!
If I ever get a pet – I swear I’ll look after it and I’ll – CAN I JUST HAVE A CAT ALREADY?!

Mission Kitten – Over and Out.
Now, there’s just the slight matter of convincing mom and dad………

Jennie by Paul Gallico


Jennie is wonderful. It is a story about a boy named Peter Brown who loved cats. His father was a colonel in the army. His mother was usually very busy and had to go out a lot, so mostly Peter had only his nanny for company. He wanted a cat as a companion, but his nanny did not like them, so, he could not get one. But he loved to stroke and pet any stray cat he saw. One day, he noticed a beautiful kitten sitting on a railing across the road, and he wanted to pet it. He ran across the road without nanny and got hit by a coal lorry. Then suddenly………………he turned into a cat!!!!!!!! Nanny threw him out, thinking him to be just another stray. His cat self wandered out into the rain and got wet and cold. Then he got into a fight with Dempsey, the greatest fighter cats and got seriously injured. He laid down on the street side. Then the kindest and friendliest stray cat in the world, Jennie found him and took him into a room in the warehouse where she lived. That’s where their friendship began.They had a friend in an old man named Mr. Grims. They travelled to Glasgow and back again. They were thrown overboard too. Then in the end Dempsey spoke for Jennie as he wanted Jennie to come with him. Peter and Dempsey had a fight and Peter won this time. Dempsey died in the fight and Peter got seriously injured. Then suddenly all became black……..and Peter became human again!!

However, Peter never forgot about this incident and best thing was that he got a kitten for himself.

This is a lovely story, extremely adventurous and you will love it a lot. This is one of the most adventurous journey of a kitten I have ever read. Peter learned about the hardships of stray animals. It made him even more sympathetic towards the stray cats. We should never abuse a stray animal and love them always.

Carbonel by Barbara Sleigh


This is a story about a kitten called Carbonel (a royal kitten, future king to all cats), who was stolen from his cradle by a witch. The kitten grew up with the witch. When the witch decided to retire, she sold the kitten to a girl called Rosemary Brown. She not only buys kitten but also a broom from the witch without knowing that it was enchanted. She later found out that by holding the broom she could actually talk to Carbonel.

She with her friend John decided to free the bonding between the witch and the cat.  Carbonel was bound by two spells.The first spell was broken by merely buying the cat from the witch.The second spell was made by SILENT magic. It required two objects  namely a witch’s hat and a witch’s cauldron. Rosemary and John arranged these two items and managed to break the second spell.

The cat is now free!!

However that’s only the half battle won! Now Carbonel has to take back his kingdom of cats. Will he be able to conquest over Ginger Cat who has taken over the kingdom? Or will the Ginger Cat rule forever?

It is a must read. It is a mix of fantasy and reality. I love this book and this one of my most favourite books. Certainly in my top ten list.( will share my favourites in the next blog). Barbara Sleigh has written this book in such an extensive detail that you can’t help but enjoy it. I recommend this book for ages 7+. I hope you enjoy it as much as i did!