By Janie Reinart
When I was little, I would pretend the pussy willows in my yard were my real pet kitties. What fur babies did you have for a pet when you were a child? Or did you care for more exotic pets? This month's challenge is to write a story about pets.
Perhaps you were like Bartholomew Botts and loved all pets.
|By A. LaFaye|
that he couldn't go to school without one." When Bartholomew starts taking a pet a day to class, his teacher, Mr. Patanoose started sharing new rules like "NO FROGS IN SCHOOL."
|By Amy Young|
The ad said "Unicorn, 25 cents."
"Lucy sent in the money. She could hardly wait. I will name him Sparkle. He will be blue with a pink tail and a pink mane... I will take him to show-and-tell. Everyone will love him."
But things don't always work out the way you hope they will. Ame Dyckman explains in You Don't Want a Unicorn.
Perchance your mum suggests you need a pet. Just ask Captain Crave as he and his crew chase critters in search of the perfect pet.
|By Beth Ferry|
"Think you're the Perfect Pirate Captain? she read.
Use our handy checklist to be sure.
Courage and daring?
Peg leg? 0n me to-do list.
Well, shuck me an oyster and set sail for land. We needs to find me a pet."
And if you want a quieter sort of pet check out Charlotte's.
Share what kind of pets you had when you were young and what kind you have now. At present, I have several grand-doggy pets and my husband loves the fish in his aquarium. Happy writing. Metaphors be with you.