There cannot be many boys or girls who have not at some time kept a kitten. But these delightful pets are not always treated as they should be.
Too often kittens are looked on as toys, to be picked up and cuddled roughly, or dropped with a thump on the floor.
A kitten must never be picked up by the scruff of the neck, but with a hand under its body.
White long-haired cats came originally from Asia. They make very clean and gentle pets.
Those with blue eyes are sometimes deaf but, strangely enough, the yellow-eyed or those with an odd yellow and blue eye seem to hear quite well.