The cat lay
sprawled on the back of Susan's favorite red chair. Susan came into the
room and saw it. “Silly kitty. Why are you sleeping on my chair and not
in your basket?” She picked the cat up and carried it to his basket.
“Stay in your own bed.” When Susan went out to play she took her
favorite ball with her. At the park she found several friends. They
played ball for an hour and then Susan went home.
When she walked
into the house she saw the cat sprawled on the back of her favorite
chair again. “Kitty! This is my chair. You can't sleep on it. You have
to sleep in your basket.” She picked him up and plopped him down in his
bed. “Stay here.”
called her for supper. She ran to the table. “Mom, supper looks
delicious.” She piled her plate high with green beans, mashed potatoes,
meat loaf and a fluffy roll. “Look, Mom. I ate every single thing on my
Her mom was
pleased to see her eat and told her to go and read a book.
Susan went to
her bedroom and picked out three books. “I'm going to go and sit in my
favorite chair and read.” She skipped down the hall, but when she went
into the living room, she wasn't very happy. “Kitty! Why are you
sprawled all over the back of my chair.” Susan's voice grew angrier as
she scolded the cat. “Bad kitty. Bad, bad, bad kitty. I don't want to
have to tell you this again. This is Susan's chair, not kitty's.” She
picked the cat off and carried it through to his basket. This time she
dropped him in it. “Do not ever lay on my chair again.”
Once the kitty
had been told off, Susan went to her chair and read her books. While she
was finishing her third book, she saw the cat come into the living room.
“What do you think you're doing? I hope you weren't on your way to this
chair. No way, kitty.”
The cat looked
at Susan. He walked over to her chair and rubbed himself against her
soften me up, are you?” Susan folded her arms across her chest. “It
The cat's rough
tongue licked Susan's legs and he purred again.
“Oh kitty. Come
The cat jumped
up in her lap. She petted it and stroked it and it purred and nudged her
with its head.
“All right. I
give up. You can lay on the back of my chair.” Susan let him go and he
leaped up on the back.
The cat was happy and content, so she finished her book.