I am a very dainty eater. Sometimes I like my food. Sometimes I don't.

Suddenly, Mr. Wind breathed through the tree and blew Brenna off her perch. She fell down, down, down, onto the soft grass below.

Before I went to bed, I decided to look at the stars. The Triangle Stair turned into a fort. I climbed up and looked through my telescope.

Sandah, the sanctuary's handsomest tiger never teased Patrick. He visited from the east side of the compound.

"I had a terrible toothache," he growled. "I drooled all day, and couldn't sleep at night, because my face hurt so much. I'm so glad I let the veterinarians pull that bad tooth. I feel so much better. You should do it."

With that, Sandah slinked off to eat his dinner.

As Twilly grew bigger I want you to know, it became very clear that his tail would not grow.

His body was truly a wonderous glory. But his tail was still puny. A sad kitty story.

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