A little blind puppy was abandoned at the side of the road. A cat who had kittens of her own in a box brought the puppy to her children and started to feed him milk.
Her new son grew bigger than his mummy in no time at all, but he continued to obey her.
"You must lick your fur clean every morning," the cat taught the puppy, and the little dog carefully licked himself with his tongue.
One day, a huge dog came into the garden where the animals lived. It sniffed the puppy and announced in a pleasant voice:
"Hello, little puppy. You and I are the same breed."
Suddenly, the dog caught sight of the cat and darted towards her with a fierce
The cat leapt over the fence and yowled in response.
"Come on, pup - let's chase that cat out of here," the dog said.
But the puppy snarled back, "You get out of our garden yourself. And don't touch my mummy."
"Ha ha! A cat can't be a dog's mummy. Your mummy must be a collie, like me," the huge dog laughed, and he ran off.
The puppy thought for a while, and then his mummy interrupted him with a gentle purr, "A mummy is someone who feeds you," and suddenly, it all became clear.
Questions on the story Animal Tales
- Why did the cat become the kitten's mother?
- Will the puppy look after the cat when he grows up?
- The children get into pairs and are given small pictures or figures of various animals. They must take it in turns to talk about how the animals play with each other.