Tricksters

Why Dogs Chase Cats

A Virginia Folktale

retold by

S.E. Schlosser 

Once long ago, Dog was married to Cat. They were happy together, but every night when Dog came home from work, Cat said she was too sick to make him dinner. Dog was patient with this talk for a while, but he soon got mighty tired of fixing dinner for them both after a hard day's work. After all, Cat just stayed home all day long.

One day, Dog told Cat he was going to work, but instead he hid in the cupboard and watched Cat to see if she really was sick. As soon as Cat thought Dog had left, she started playing games with Kitten. They laughed and ran about. Cat wasn't the least bit sick.

Dog jumped out of the cupboard. When Cat saw him, she stuck a marble in her cheek and told Dog she had a toothache. Dog got so mad at her he started chasing her around and around the house.

Dogs have been chasing Cats ever since.

 

You can read more folktales in Spooky South by S.E. Schlosser.

 

Comments

Too cute.

soo funny

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i love this story. <3

its not true cats just dont like dogs for some reason but i dont know

haaaaaaaaa that very funny

wow but i think its just thier instinks

ooh, it's funny

LOL i love this story!!!!! sooo good! it made my day :)

this story is amazinggg. my son digger loves itt

greattttttttttttttt!!!!

funny but not true!

stop it willow your ruining the story >:(

That is cute

really stupid

continuing the story:

Cat calls all of the big cats and the big cats stand on cat and kitten's side. they all hissed and growled at dog. dog just peed and wimpered. dog was shaking violently. all of them lunged at dog and killed him. dog went to dog hell and learned his lesson: never mess with a cat.

Very funny

nice!

it was really funny and cute

I really like this, its funy and cute.

love it! :)

good..........
i like it...

lol its hilarious. very funny haha

This book rocks

THIS IS HLARIOUS

very funny :)

i love this story it rocks relly

I love this story a lot.

soooooooooooooooooooooooooo
cute lol :)

lol

this story is so so funny!!!!!!!!!!!

love the story ;]

Great Folktale its my FAV!!

Soooooooo
Cute
lol
: ]

i love this one!!!!

ya dont think it is real but nice story

FUNNY ITS COOL TOOO BUT I HAVE A BETTER ONE HAHAH

man this is funny and good.

this is so funny @

funny


i loved this story sooo cute and funny and ppl who don't think that this is real i mean come on its just a folk tale and don't ruin it 4 the little ones cuz its a great story 4 me
= ) ^^ : )
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Very Funny, indeed! When will this chase end? Any idea.

come on bro u can do more

This is so cool!!!

very funny hahahahaha.......

Well, actualy my cat chases my dog...0_o...
WHATS GOING ON WITH THIS SICK, TWISTED WORLD?!?!?!?

Awh!! This is cute!

I think this story was well written and good. Also it really helped me with my english! :)

i can't wait to tell the story to my little sister.

its nice

funny

i liked that story! (=

cute

so so so funny storyies

it is so cool

What the heck. SO CUTE!

cute

soooo cuteeeeee...

thats adorable

ahhh,thats a shame they would of been such great friends.
anyway great story

funny

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