Smokey the Cat

Book Two, Story Two

Smokey was the very first kitten born in my new barn along with his brother, Sonny. They were born to a feral cat I named “Mama”. She was a good mother to both of them. I was amazed to find Smokey and Sonny as tiny kittens on a bale of hay one morning when I arrived at the barn. This was in the month of October, the same month I moved my Arabian horses into my newly built barn. Their mother was nowhere in sight, but she sure picked a nice, soft, safe place to bring her new kittens! Mama eventually came by to feed her kittens, and that is how I met their mother. Smokey and Sonny loved to play! I remember them both as kittens jumping for joy, high up in the air, to catch newly discovered snowflakes falling from the sky…they were still so young when the first snow arrived. And, they loved to play with the lead ropes in the barn that were wrapped on the stall hooks…they rolled with the knotted ends of the lead ropes and I could only imagine what adventures they were having in their minds as they played with those long hanging ropes! I loved to watch them play as young kittens!



What Our Readers Say…

Lauren Vowler
2nd Grade Teacher North Side Elementary, Harrisburg, PA
Cynthia came to North Side Elementary for an author’s visit assembly for students at our elementary school. Each classroom had prepared for her visit by reading Adventures at Green Apple Acres. The stories were engaging and fun. Each story taught a life lesson to which students could easily relate. The children were very excited for the presentation and Cynthia didn’t let them down. She was wonderful. She showed the kids pictures of the real animals that the characters in her stories were based on. She talked about the writing process and inspired our young authors to keep up their hard work.