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Baby cats are called kittens
Baby bears are called cubs
Baby dogs are called puppies
A pigeon’s a squab!

A girl horse is a filly
A boy horse is a colt.
A possum’s a joey.
A chicken’s a poult! A duck is a duckling
An ostrich, a chick
An owl is an owlet
A raccoon is a kit!

A penguin’s a fledgling
A reindeer’s a fawn
A turtle is a chicken
It makes no sense at all! An ant is an antling
A goat is a kid
A bird is a nestling,
A muskrat, a kit! A kangaroo’s Joey
A louse is a nit.
A toad is a tadpole,
And a mink is a kit! An eagle’s an eaglet.
An eel is a fry.
A fly is a maggot.
And a fish is a fry! A duck is a duck,
Unless it’s a boy -
And then it’s a drone,
If it’s girl or a boy! A mule is a hinny
A boy mule is Jack
A baby’s a foal
Or sometimes a stag A mouse is a doe
A boy mouse is buck
And when it is young,
It is often called pup! And what have we learned
From all these words today?
That if you’re a boy
Then a boy you will stay!

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About the Author

Stacy Mantle is a freelance writer who currently resides in the southwestern deserts of Arizona with a few dogs, several cats, and a very understanding husband. She is a regular contributor to Pet Age Magazine, Catster, Animal Behavior College, and of course, PetsWeekly. Many of her stories and articles have been translated into several languages, and now reach an international audience. She is also the author of a bestselling urban fantasy/thriller, Shepherd's Moon; a humor book entitled, Conquering the Food Chain: Living Amongst Animals (Without Becoming One), and a line of Educational Activity Books for children.


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