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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Christian Baptism (10/18/07)

TITLE: A Baptized Cat--Imagine That
By Verna Cole Mitchell


“Here, Kitty Kitty,” called the child,
As she looked all around,
But Kitty was suspicious and
Did not want to be found.

“Now where could that old cat have gone?”
His little mistress said.
“I bet he’s hiding somewhere near,
Like underneath my bed.”

“Aha, I found you, Silly Cat,”
She laughed and gave a shout,
As on her knees beside her bed,
She dragged the kitty out.

Then quietly she tiptoed to
The bathroom in the hall,
Where earnestly she told her pet,
“This will not hurt at all.”

Then making sure the door was closed,
She turned toward the sink,
And filling it with water said,
“It’s not for you to drink.”

She’d seen baptism at her church
When people testified
To how much joy salvation brought
And peace they had inside.

She asked her cat, “Have you been saved?”
And looked him in the eye,
“And will you live your life for Christ
Till He comes by and by?”

“I’ll baptize you, dear Brother Cat,
In Jesus’ holy name,
Like Preacher did it at the church,
I’ll do it just the same.”

At that, she pushed him in the sink
And tried to hold him tight,
But Kitty gave a mighty leap
And landed out of sight

She found him crouched beside the tub
With terror in his eyes,
Then went to get her baby doll,
Another to baptize.

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Jacqueline Zerres10/25/07
Really cute! The title grabbed me right off. What a fun take on how our children are influenced by what they see.
Ed VanDeMark10/25/07
This is a delightful poem. It sounds like a personal experience. You see I know these things from experience. As a pre school aged child I dunked my grandmothers cat in the cow's watering trough. God disciplines thoes he loves and so did grandma. Thanks.
Ruth Neilson10/25/07
Oh wow. That just made my day...as soon as I got done reading it, I sent the link to my mom with the question of, "Can I do this?"

Alack and alas, I was told no. Thanks for sharing!
Anothervoice Sunstar10/26/07
True to form, true to plot. Great job. :)
Jan Ackerson 10/26/07
Really adorable!
Joanne Sher 10/27/07
Just darling, and TOO fun.
LauraLee Shaw10/30/07
This is SO darling!!!! I'm laughing and crying at the same time. This summer, my daughter and niece decided they needed to baptize Wilbur the guinea pig with the hose in the lawn. It brought about some pretty good discussions on the subject. So will this rhyme! darLING!
Laury Hubrich 10/30/07
Very cute poem! Poor kitty:)
Mariane Holbrook 10/30/07
Oh my goodness, this is the cutest this! Move over, "The Cat In the Hat!" This is just too adorable for words. Can you find an illustrator and publish it? My grands would LOVE it! Super duper funny and well- written!

Lynda Schultz 10/30/07
Love it! I would NEVER be brave enough to try this with either of my cats — bleeding isn't my favourite passtime. Very good.
Joanney Uthe10/30/07
Humorous and absolutely delightful. I hope the cat was declawed!
Joy Faire Stewart10/31/07
Oh, I enjoyed this piece! "Hope no cat was harmed in writing this." LOL
Beckie Stewart10/31/07
I absolutely loved this poem! This is a winner in my opinion.
Sara Harricharan 10/31/07
LOL! I have to laugh out loud at this. Simply too hilarious! Good job. ^_^
Sheri Gordon10/31/07
Very cute. The illustrations for this would be priceless. Very creative job with the topic.
Linda Roth10/31/07
This cat was blessed. I got our daughter just before she baptized our cat in the toilet.
Betty Castleberry10/31/07
Another really great read from you. I love your kitty baptism. Thanks for the smile.
Brenda Welc11/01/07
As the proud owner of 4 cats, I could so visualize this one! What a hoot. The little child was awesome! Great writing.
Lisa Holloway11/01/07
This is so cute. It brings back memories of a time I tried something similar with a neighbor's cat...who reacted about the same way before my mother came to his rescue. :) Thanks for sharing.