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THE ANIMAL SONG
Alligator, hedgehog, anteater bear,
Rattlesnake, buffalo, anaconda, hare.
Bullfrog, woodchuck, wolverine, goose,
Whippoorwill, chipmunk, jackal, moose.
Mud turtle, whale, glowworm, bat,
Salamander, snail and Maltese cat.
Polecat, dog, wild otter, rat,
Pelican, hog, dodo, and bat.
House rat, toe rat, white deer, doe,
Chickadee, peacock, bobolink, crow.
Your challenge this month is to write about a pet. To help you get started, let's look at this book,
Or perhaps you would consider a pet bee.
Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos by Monica Brown is a playful biography "considering how Frida embodied characteristics of each of her beloved pets" (two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn.)
" Frida had a parrot named Bomnito. Like her parrot, Frida was colorful. "
This book, The Day We Lost Pet by Chuck Young is an endearing story. The language grabbed me. The Kirkus Review says, "From the opening pages, with lines like “we were piles of skin laundry blending into a world of pales and fogs,” debut author Young transports readers into a world somehow familiar and simultaneously unlike any they have ever experienced."
"You loved Pet. And she went everywhere with you. You breathed each other's air.
Some of her went into you and some of you went into her. I'm sure of it."
When I was little, I used to pretend that the little furry flowers on pussy willows were alive. What pet are you going to write about? Share your ideas in the comments.