As the other kittens grew older, Sparky saw them going further away from Momma and even trying to climb out of the box! Not Sparky!! He didn't want to leave Momma's side. There were these big things called children that wanted to hold all the kittens and play with them. They were too scary! As if that wasn't bad enough, there was also a thing called a dog that would stick its big nose in the box once in a while. Sparky didn't like the smell of him at all.
The dog decided that teasing Sparky was a lot of fun and started putting his head in the box every time he had a chance. Sparky was growing bigger and bigger and grew tired of this. He was also getting big enough to leave Momma and the box to go out exploring on his own. Momma warned him to leave the dog alone because he might be taken away. At first, he listened to Momma. One day he decided that he'd had enough of this dog. The dog was sleeping on a living room rug and didn't hear him coming. Sparky crept up very slowly, took aim. and bopped the dog on the nose with his paw!! The dog's eyes popped open in surprise. He couldn't believe what Sparky had done. As Sparky was taken away, he was thinking:
The family did take him back, and the dog never bothered him again!
Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty. Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night. Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667