Author’s Note: As a rule, I don’t write for children. In fact, I can’t write for children! But I thought of this little set of rhymes back in 2011 because I adore cats – especially fat and fluffy ones. Please read these aloud to your kids (or nephews and nieces) and let me know what you all think.
Mr. J. Worthington Flufficat was an elegant cat:
fluffy and furry and gorgeously fat.
A clever and tastefully hungry beast,
he always enjoyed a glorious feast!
He gobbled his way through some rich chicken fat,
a roasted sheep, a fricasseed bat.
He willingly jumped through loop after loop
for buttery cheeses and mock-turtle soup.
He ate a pile of chocolate creams,
some fat little crayfish cooked in steam;
some crunchy snails served on a card,
an enormous ham swathed in lard.
They served him big pies made with parrots;
parsnips and turnips and fat purple carrots.
That was not enough: he demanded dessert.
He called for some custards and ices and sherberts.
And after they served the tea and stuffed prawns,
J. Worthington Flufficat let out a yawn.
Off he went onto a comfortable lap…
where he stretched
and he fluffed
and curled up for his nap!