Sunday, June 19, 2016


I know this is a poem for children but, being a lover of cats, I had to share it with you.  I can even imagine this and it could also relate to little children.

Two Little Kittens.....Anonymous (circa 1880)

Two little kittens, one stormy night,
Began to quarrel, and then to fight;
One had a mouse, the other had none.
And that's the way the quarrel begun.

"I'll have that mouse," said the biggest cat;
"You'll have that mouse?  We'll see about that!"
"I will have that mouse," said the eldest son;
"You shan't have the mouse," said the little one.

I told you before 'twas a stormy night
When these two little kittens began to fight;
The old woman seized her sweeping broom,
And swept the two kittens right out of the room.

The ground was covered with frost and snow,
And the two little kittens had nowhere to go;
So they laid them down on the mat at the door.
While the old woman finished sweeping the floor.

Then they crept in, as quiet as mice
All wet with the snow, and cold as ice,
For they found it far better, that stormy night,
To lie down and sleep, than quarrel and fight.


  1. I would like to sweep rather a lot of people out the door to see whether they could learn to get on...

    1. But would the lesson they learned stay with them? With the cats I think it would.

  2. "For they found it far better, that stormy night,
    To lie down and sleep, than quarrel and fight."

    OH! This is a beautiful message.

    1. I thought so too EC said if only it would work with people.

  3. If only it were that simple always for people to be able to get along together.

    1. You put it in a nutshell there,River....if only.

  4. Charming and as true now as when it was written.