It was a beautiful summer day in the field. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and the flowers were in full bloom. Two cats were sitting in the grass, enjoying the warm weather.
One of the cats, a tabby named Tom, was watching a bird that was flitting from branch to branch in a nearby tree. The other cat, a Siamese named Mittens, was busy grooming herself.
Suddenly, the bird flew down to the ground and landed next to a flower. The cats both froze, their eyes fixed on the bird. The bird hopped over to the flower and began to peck at the petals.
Tom slowly got up and crept towards the bird. He was about to pounce when Mittens hissed at him.
"Don't!" she said. "You'll scare it away."
Tom stopped and looked at Mittens. "But I want to catch it," he said.
"It's not worth it," Mittens said. "You'll just get your fur all dirty."
Tom sighed. "Fine," he said. "But I'm going to watch it for a while."
The cats both sat down and watched the bird for a few minutes. The bird seemed to be enjoying the flower, and it didn't seem to notice the cats.
After a while, the bird flew back up into the tree. The cats watched it go, and then they turned to each other.
"That was nice," Tom said.
"Yeah," Mittens said. "It was."
The cats sat in silence for a few minutes, enjoying the peace and quiet of the field. Then, they got up and started to walk away.
As they were walking, Tom turned to Mittens. "You know," he said, "I think I'm glad I didn't catch that bird."
"Me too," Mittens said. "It was kind of nice just watching it."
- What is the title of the story and who are the main characters?
- What kind of animal is Tom and what color is his fur?
- What kind of animal is Mittens and what color is her fur?
- What did Tom want to do when he saw a bird on the ground?
- Why did Mittens stop Tom from catching the bird?
- How did the cats feel after watching the bird for a while?
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