Tiger and Callie

Book Two, Story Five

Tiger was one of the first kittens born at my farm. Tiger is a very pretty striped orange cat, as feral (wild) as Ebbie, her woods-born mother. Ebbie, Tiger’s mother, is still the scarediest cat I have ever met! Although Tiger never lets me pet her, she always brings her kittens to meet me. I am always able to hold and pet her kittens, so they are not feral, and then I can find them good homes. Her kittens are all very friendly to me and to visitors to the farm. Callie, one of her kittens who is in this story, is such a sweetheart, very loving, the only kitten in Tiger’s litter that spring. I named Tiger not only for her orange stripes, but also in honor of my nephew, Ryan, who loves tigers and has a collection of them—all kinds of stuffed animals and anything to do with tigers. I named Callie for her calico colors. Tiger and Callie were perfect for this story since what they did in this story is exactly what they would have done if the story was true!

 

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Kim McLain
Camp Hill, PA
‘Wolfie the Most Beautiful Pony in the World’ was my favorite in Adventures At Green Apple Acres because I strive to see the inner beauty in people and other beings. As an example, my favorite dogs have always been mutts — not classically built, with features that can be easily judged, like purebreds at shows — but scruffy, one-of-a-kind companions, with personalities as unique as their outward appearances. And when I was in school, I avoided the cliques of girls who seemed overly concerned with their looks and clothing. Instead, I gravitated toward those who may not have been perfect on the outside, but they had a brain and a sense of humor, which I found much more interesting than a pretty dress or impeccable make-up and hair. So, like the character John, I can appreciate someone for all they have to offer, and see past what meets the eye.