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Kitten In The Barn

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Kitten In The Barn

It’s always a good practice when living on a farm, To have a family of cats living in the barn They always keep the rats and mice at bay and furnish humor too – Wherever you find kittens there’s usually a laugh or two. Now, I remember one time, I was out there milking cows, When I noticed three young kittens, out and on the prowl. One, a fine young tomcat, was really acting brave And I wondered if he faced some fear just how he would behave. Skillfully I squeezed and threw some milk across his face – He winced a bit, then licked his lips – he knew he’d found the place. We played around awhile and soon the playing stalled When he stopped and took a minute to answer nature’s call. He didn’t know it but he backed himself up to a fresh cow pad He grunted; then had the best little poop a kitten ever had. He turned around to cover it; then began the fun. He knew what he saw lying there was more than he had done. He arched his back, let out a scream and broke into a run. I thought, at first, it might have been something I had done. But soon it was no mystery what scared that little cat. There was the giant pile of poop I couldn’t help laughing at. This kitten was the alpha kitten of the litter Who ultimately proved to me that he was no quitter. So, when the time came to find him a name… Well ….. I just called him……”Fraidy” Written By John Posey 05/29/13

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  1. Date: 10/26/2013 11:23:00 AM
    Excellent turnaround ending! I much enjoyed this fun poem and the homey qualities of the barnyard.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 10/26/2013 12:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Friend. It shows that Nature can provide some of the best humor..... Jake
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Reading it while listening to country music surely gave it a singular sensation. it is amazing what a cat can do to a poem if a poet lets it.... Archontoula

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 7:28:00 PM
    What a charming piece of poetry ;} I grew up with a lot of animals as well. I never milked a cow though ;} going to fav's ,, thank you for reading My brother Bill;}

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 7/11/2013 7:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Debbie. Your visit and comment was appreciated.... I will be visiting occasionally.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 2:42:00 PM
    Excellent and enjoyable poem Jake, enjoyed it very much peter

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 7/9/2013 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the kudos, Peter. This is a true story which adds to the humor..... Jake
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 4:03:00 PM
    Jake, Captivating and very fun to read. The pictures conjured up are hilarious...poor little Fraidy...

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/29/2013 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your visit, Karen. Fraidy turned out to be a great mouser. I'm glad you enjoyed it..... Jake
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:23:00 PM
    What a riot! So well written. Great story! Thanks for sharing. Couldn't stop reading until it was over.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/25/2013 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Gail... This really happened when I was a Sophomore In high school. It was hilarious. I still chuckle when I think about it..... Jake
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:48:00 AM
    I remember back in first grade when a fellow student brought a turtle to class. The teacher asked us to name it. After ten different names were written on the blackboard, the boy decided to name him "Fraidy" (not one of the names listed) because the turtle kept ducking his head inside his shell. Good write.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/9/2013 2:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert. "Fraidy' just seemed so right..... Jake
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 9:02:00 AM
    Humorous and extremely well written piece of poetry. Kim

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 3:59:00 PM
    The kitten part drew me in..lol.Afterall thats my avator pic.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/9/2013 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my friend... Jake
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 3:57:00 PM
    A fine write packed with humor Jake.Poignantly penned my friend.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/7/2013 5:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, I believe, in this case, truth is much funnier that anything I could have dreamed up... Jake
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 8:27:00 AM
    I so enjoyed reading this. You had me laughing again with your clever wit. I have four cats !! Couldn't resist them as kittens who were all abandoned and in need of homes-- they bring such joy.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/7/2013 2:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Kim. Kittens and puppies are always deserving of some ink. ..... Jake
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:20:00 AM
    real good write Jake, great to read. it brought back memories of farm land as brought up near farm in Scottish countryside. God bless, Gordon

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/5/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my friend. Your writing gives great value to your comments.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 5:36:00 PM
    what an adorable story about Fraidy Cat. Loved it, John!!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/3/2013 5:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea, dearest... I'm happy to have put a little smile on your face.... Love and hugs to you... Jake
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 4:24:00 PM
    What an adorable piece! There was this sense of innocence to it all here. I highly enjoyed this!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/3/2013 5:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the visit, my friend. Your comments mean a lot.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 9:44:00 AM
    I remember the cats in Grandma'a barn. Loved them. You brought back good memories.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/3/2013 5:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Carol. I'm happy you liked this true story. Love ya.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 4:02:00 AM
    Cute one..I got a chuckle to begin the day..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/3/2013 4:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Sara. Your visits are so welcomed and your comments really appreciated.... See you later.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 12:04:00 AM
    What a funny little Fraidy cat. Yes I had a barn kitten when we first married. Best cat I ever had. A tabby and we called him Pudda. He would try to keep up with us when we went riding. SuZ

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 6/1/2013 5:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    SuZ, I often think about those times so long ago and remember Fraidy's antics... They still bring chuckles.... Jake
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 7:28:00 AM
    hi Jake I love the humour and the write is amazing this is how cats behave to a T(trouble) gets a 7 from from me ty o much for the smiles Linda and an add to favourites

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/31/2013 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Linda. I really appreciate your visit.... Jake
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Ohhhh too funny....I bet he wondered just how he managed that!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/29/2013 8:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Donna, believe it or not, this is a true story. It happened circa 1950... Thanks for the visit...Jake