Extremely True Facts About Cats

Cat Hunched   Cat Behind

Cat drawings by Carol Bierach

A cat is softer than a rock. Well, it’s true. In this song, you’ll find lots of comparisons. If you want, you can choose from the list of adjectives below. But it’s better if you choose your own adjectives. It’s not important whether or not you find the same comparison as the singer.

There are many very true facts about cats. Be creative, even crazy. You will fill in the blanks before listening to the song.

Some adjectives you might choose from: bony, bubbly, calm, cuddly, fresh, heavy, hollow, hot, lazy, round, soft, solid, sticky, straight, wet, wise.

Cat Stretch

Extremely True Facts About Cats

WARNING: this song is silly

A cat is ____softer_______ than a rock.

And a cat is ________________ than your sock.

A cat is ________________ than air.

And a cat is ________________ than a square.

And a cat is ________________ than ice.

A cat is ________________ than a poltergeist.

A cat is ________________ than some rotten old thing.

And a cat is ________________ than a bedspring.

A cat recognizes only one single fact,

And that, in fact, is that he’s a cat.

A cat is ________________ than a tornado.

A cat is ________________ than a potato.

A cat is ________________ than a sparrow.

A cat is ________________ than an arrow.

A cat is not as ________________ as the rain.

A cat is not as ________________ as champagne.

A cat is not as ________________ as a drum.

And a cat is not as ________________ as a wad of gum.

 A cat’s heart beats true for only one thing,

And that, in fact, is that he’s a cat.

Well, I hope you all agree with these catty comparisons.

And I hope when it comes to truths, you’ll find that there’re some.

But there’s one last thing, it’s the hardest to get at,

And that is that a cat

Is somehow much more than a cat. Windowsill Cat

See, a cat imposes his will

Influencing the world

From the windowsill.

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