Playing with a little kitten Dozy
Dora lost her knitting.
Before too long the cat
went missing, leaving Dora clucking,
If her hearing had been
better she might have heard it gently
- curled up in a
Oh where is that
knitting? she swore and she
Pulling her hair until it
It was not until late the
next morning she looked in a drawer for a shilling
to pay a man at the
And there was the knitting
and in it the kitten,
The end of the wool all
caught up in its claws!
Carefully she unravelled
it, anxious not to make it
But intent as she was on
her lip-biting task she quite forgot the waiting
And rap, rap, rap, he
struck her knocker and up jumped Puss, his two eyes
In a flash he was out of
the drawer running as he hit the ground, half a
mile outside the
Dozy Dora's unravelled
mitten trailing out behind him, but at least,
was safe and sound.
Putting out a bowl of milk
(after paying off the churlish merchant) she found
his little bell and rang
Presently the cat came
back with half a mitten wrapped around
Oh dear, said Dozy Dora
and put down the old tin mug of coconut milk and
honey she was drinking with a loud clatter.
Try as she might she just
couldn't remember who she had been making the
mitten for but eventually decided it didn't really
As it was they were for
herself, to try to stop her fingers aching and to
help her take hot cake
from out of the oven (she
was very good at baking).
She remembered eventually
of course, just after the main
guests all now quite anxious for
Quickly she sent our the
cat, in his best frock and cap to buy what he could
for a shilling.
Imagine her stare when he
flew down the stairs with a tray of cup-cakes and
"I was saving them for a
rainy day," he purred,
it raining then?" Dora asked the kitten, "you might
have told me earlier, I might have remembered to
bring in the washing."
But the clever kitten had
already done it and do you know
He had even finished
knitting the mitten.
old Dozy Dora and her helpful