A Blog To Write 

Hello my readers. First of all, many many thanks for making my one of the posts a super hit. If you haven’t read it, then please have a look. It’s about English – The Supreme Being. It really means a lot to me. I know the likes are less but since I am a tortoise blogger, a few hits matters to me alot. Heartily thanks to all my readers.

Today I am writing on behalf of my daughter. My daughter who is enjoying her 6th year at her fullest, her school wants to write a very small blog (not more than 150 words) on a very simple topic “My Pet”. But since, Im blogger, I always write backhandedly. Obviously, my daughter didn’t understand what I wrote. I had to write in a simple way. So, here it goes;


As the topic says, “My pet”, well I don’t have a pet. Because my mom says that one is enough. Well, certainly I don’t know what she means but this doesn’t sound good  to me. I like cats, because they meow whenever I call them. They come close to me, every time, and are always ready to play with me. My mom gives me a big string or small ball to play with them. Kittens are very naughty. They jump here and there whenever I throw a ball at them. But they don’t throw it back, I’m sad.

My mummy keeps on shouting; “Just be careful while playing with them. They have strong nails and they might hurt you.” Oh these mommas, they don’t have any work other than shouting at us. But anyways, kitty never hurt me. I again requested my mom to take the kitty home.

“Naisha, One is enough”.  

Can somebody explain this to me, please.


I know this is silly, but this is what came to mind while writing about my pet. I am not against petting cats or dogs, Infact when young, I had pet cats a lot.  It’s because now I don’t have time to look after them. But I will see in future, whether to pet or not and that totally depends on my daughter, if she agrees to take care of them.

Thanks a lot for reading this post. Hope you like it.  

Cat in a box and whatnot

What shape is my cat , you ask ?

Well, I honestly cannot say.

It depends upon the box she picks

to sit inside that day.


A birthday around the corner ?

I can, with confidence, declare –

My cat, till another box comes by,

will definitely be square.


New Shapes do not faze her,

Neither does large or small.

Cloth, cardboard, styrofoam

She’s willing to try them all.


And it’s not just quirky boxes

that catch her curious eye,

She’ll take the shape of anything

That she happens to come by –


Round in a bucket and

straight on window-ledge,

Curved in Amma’s sling-bag and

Wavy on garden-hedge,


Bumpy amongst cupboard-clothes,

Flat on our kitchen floor,

Squished between the wall and our

Living room wooden door.


Fearless in adventure

Yet cautions and alert

She checks before she snuggles in

A freshly ironed shirt.


She moves from situation to

situation with perfect ease,

with not a moment of protest

Or a forehead-crease.


You must have realized by now

What I’m driving at –

Guess there is a thing or two

To learn from my pet cat.


— Little Ravikiran
— Created and complied with love by Archana Savnal & Jyothi Divgi.
— Published in ‘The Chitrapur Sunbeam’ Vol. No. XXII, August 2015, Issue no. 8