Ida Rodich.

Short stories for English stories. Something about Martha

Liliya Kardenas

Nadiya Doycheva-But

Ida Rodich,2017

Nadiya Doycheva-But, ,2017



Clever names

Insummer Martha lives with her grandparents inthe country-side. Their cats live there too. It is avery nice cats family. The head ofthe family is the mother cat. She is ten years old, pretty and has alovely character. Her daughters, two graceful kittens, are cute and friendly. The cats are Marthas best friends, and she loves them alot.

The cats have funny names. The mother cats name is Desde-mona. Her daughters are Wilhelmina and Manuela. Martha doesnt like such long names and calls her pets short: Mona, Mina and Mania.

Sometimes Martas grandmother calls the cats gently bytheir pet names: Mosja, Misja and Masja. But she doesnt always do that. The cats have tobehave well todeserve that. And this isnt often the case.

Sometimes Marthas grandmother gets angry and says: Desdemona, Wilhelmina and Manuela, behave yourselves!

The strange names sound so stern that Martha understands: the cats can get into trouble with their owner. It is better tosave them somewhere until her grandmother is inagood mood again.

What clever names the cats have. They help them tostay safe from Marthas grandmother.

Meeting old friends

Marta and her grandparents have arrived at their summer house. Marthas grandfather has driven his car into the backyard and is getting out ofit now. Cats are running tomeet him and cuddle on his legs.