Yes you did read the title correctly, a little kitten that couldn't meow and this is her story:
Cotton lived on a farm and she was having a baby,
but where cats have a litter [a lot of kittens]
For her she was seen by the vet and told she had only
one single baby,
this was cottons happiest moment.
The day came and all the animals were ready to
see a new addition brought in to there little piece
of heaven. And with the vet there to help little
cottons baby in to the world, the animals heard
the voice of the vet say its a baby girl.
With happiness all the animals gathered in celebration,
but unbeknown to them cotton was learning smudge
[yes smudge] she was a kaleidoscope of colour.
Her first words which was meant to be MEOW.
but the words were drowned out in the celebration,
so many noises, that hers was missed out.
A few animals stayed after the celebrations to
see the new born, including Betty the cow,
Frankie the dog and Barbra the sheep.
Cotton was a little worried that Smudge hadn't
spoken her first word so she spoke to her.
"My little miracle,
"Speak to mamma, I need to hear your words.
Smudge looked in confusion but uttered what she
thought was the word her mummy needed to hear.
"Mummy, I will speak my voice,
And with that she took a breath in, and released it on
to her mothers ears.
The cow looked as its jaw dropped, "Mooooo, the other
cow said that's an udder statement.
Cotton looked and was taken aback by her daughters new words,
that wasn't expected and laughed.
"Mummy my voice why does it not sound like yours,
"Don't worry my child mummy will help you find it again,
Once again the little one listened to its mummy purr, then
with a deep breath she let out a beautiful "Meow,
it was like music to the daughters ears.
"Mummy that was beautiful, I want to sound like you,
A tear fell from her mothers eye,
"You will my darling smudge, let us give it another try,
So with nervous looks all around, smudge took a breath in
a with mighty exhale she gave out a "Mea-woof woof,
Frankie the dog just looked on in amazement.....
"That was howling amazing, I mean bark, bark..
As the vet entered the barn, surprised to see the animals all
watching this little one yawn, then slumber to sleep.
As she stroked Cottons fur she purred with delight at the
fuss that was being pampered to her.
Then as the vet left in her van, all the animals were staring
through the window to see if it was OK to talk.
All slept until the morning and as all awoke, noises were
heard first was Betty the cow "mooning, then Frankie the
dog, "I feel woof, I think I slept wrong, Barbra the sheep awoke
coughing, she said I think I have a frog in my throat.
Barbra coughed again, and out popped a frog "Ribbit,
"Sorry madam it was so warm in there,
Everyone was giggling as well as Betty.
"Now that I have cleared my throat,
Cotton smiled and gently ushered her daughter awake,
She yawned and smiled at her mummy, rubbing her eyes
looking around to see her mummies friends eagerly waiting
to hear that needed voice to reappear..
"Mummy I was counting sheep when I went off to sleep,
Barbra smiled as her herd used the barn as a short cut to the field.
"Glad we could help Cotton,
Cotton yawned and a purr and meow came forth, a little tear
was in Smudges eye. Her mother saw and pawed it away,
Don't worry my little one once we find it you'll be using it
everyday. She smiled and jumped up and down on her tiny
paws, lapping up her milk she licked her whiskers and
looked at her mummy and said I think I can do it.
Looking proud she let out a what she hoped was her true
voice and with that she said let put in her cutest little voice
"meow, meow, meow,
Her mummy looked on proud as any mother could be,
everyone cheered that this little smudge had spoken
her true voice. "mummy, mummy was that me?
Barbra gave a sigh of relief as smudge didn't release
a Ba, Ba meow, she thought "I would have looked
rather sheepish if she had giggling she looked on.
Smudge was jumping up and down and happy as
anyone finding there voice could be. Cotton spoke
and said words of wisdom to her little one.
"If at first you don't succeed, always try again,
"And you did and now your true voice has been set free,
The farm was so happy that the new addition had now
found what was lost, and all that was heard was a very
proud kitten singing to the top of her voice.
*"Meow, "Meow, Meow,