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Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa's Cat

Santa couldn't find his cat.
He wondered where she was at.

He looked in the kitchen
and under the stairs.
He looked in his workshop.
But the cat wasn't there.
He checked with the elves
and his reindeer, 
they both said,
"We haven't seen her here."

Santa thought she'd run away
until he checked
inside his sleigh.

There with the cat,
Santa couldn't believe his eyes,
mewed eight little kittens--
a big surprise.

So if this Christmas eve
in your stocking you find
a sweet little kitten
from Santa's cat.
She doesn't mind.

     Happy Monday.  I'm going to Phoenix today to have some poetry fun with the students at Esperanza Music Academy.   I hope you have a fun day too.  for your poetry challenge today, can you write a poem about Santa's dog.  It doesn't need to rhyme, but let me know what kind of dog he is.  What does he look like?  What does he like to eat?  What does he do?  
      Have fun writing your poem. 


  1. I look forward to hearing about your school visit. I hope students wrote poems about Santa's cats and dogs, their own wish lists, and ways they'll help around the house. I know they enjoyed having you join them.

  2. Yes, Linda.
    I had a great time with the children. they are good poets.