Wailin’ and the Chicks

Wailin’ and the Chicks

Melanie Wagner


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On a rainy night, Miss Lily hears a faint noise and follows it to find a wailing kitten. Miss Lily loves cats and has nine already, so adding little Wailin’ is no big deal. When Wailin’ starts feeling sick, Miss Lily takes him to the doctor and finds out Wailin’ has diabetes, but he can stay healthy with the proper care and medication.

Wailin’ gets home from the doctor, and the other cats bully him. He no longer feels as though he fits in so gets sadder and sadder. Just when he thinks he will have to get used to having no friends, Miss Lily has an amazing idea. She brings chickens into her garden.

Wailin’ finds unexpected friendship with the chickens. He stops being sad and remembers how to play. Even if we feel different, it’s possible to find friends in unusual places if we are open and kind. Just look at Wailin’ the cat and his eight chicken friends!


Melanie Wagner:

As a college professor, Melanie Wagner shared stories about her little fifteen-acre farm with her communications classes. Upon retirement, she decided to share some of those same stories by writing children’s books. Melanie believes that we can learn so much in the classroom that nature provides.