Monday, April 26, 2010

The Velveteen Kitty

This is a story about love which I read on Nicole's blog Frontier Dreams. It's the story of a loving little girl, and a very loving Daddy. This little girl loved her soft toys, especially White Kitty. Here she is giving her kitty a kiss.

Here is a picture of the Velveteen Kitty up close, looking soft and floppy, and a little bit worn, with his squashed ears and sagging whiskers and much-stroked fur.

One day, the little girl's grandmother gave the family "The Velveteen Rabbit," a special book which her son had grown up with. Have you read it? Here are some special words about being "real."

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."

The little girl absorbed these words and pondered them. She told her Mama that she wanted White Kitty to be so loved that she came to life. When her Daddy heard about this, he made some magic happen.

Click on the title of this post, and read the whole beautiful story!

I retold this story with Nicole's permission. Thank you, Nicole!


Debra said...

That is what being a Daddy is all about - making magic happen!

Ariella said...

Isn't this story just the best thing ever??? How I love it so!

Beth said...

I know, Debra and Childhood Magic! I had to help spread this wonderful story around! love, Beth

softearthart said...

Oh that is just wonderful,what a very kind Daddy. cheers Marie

S said...

Thanks for sharing the link - what a wonderful feel good tale - the book always makes me cry.

FrontierDreams said...

Beth. Thanks for sharing this and your kind words!