• Shawna

10-minute Audio Story About a Very Cold Farm Cat

Updated: Feb 3

Do you have a 'cold' person in your house? Someone like me who wears socks every day and night from August to June?

"Margo" is the story of a farm cat who just can't get warm during a winter snow storm. She tries many different ways to get cozy so she can sleep, but none of them work. That is, until the humans do something that solves her problem.

The experience of Margo the farm cat is based on a true story. My friend graciously shared with me that when she was a little girl in rural northern Saskatchewan she had a farm cat who did exactly what Margo did to warm up during a cold winter night.

Grab a blanket, put on some cozy socks and let me tell you the story of Margo. Click here to access the audio story on Dropbox.

Here are some discussion questions so you can chat after the story and stay in your warm spot for a while longer.

"Margo" Discussion Questions:

  1. Why does Margo not like being cold?

  2. If you were her, how would you try and get warm if the people wouldn't let you inside the house?

  3. If you were a character in this story, who would you be? Why?

  4. What kind of cake would you like to bake?

  5. Do you think that Margo would prefer sleeping inside or outside for the next snow storm that arrives on her farm?

Story Details


A frustrated barn cat just can't seem to get warm, until she discovers an unusual head source on which to settle down for a nap during a fierce winter storm.

Read aloud time: 5 minutes

Format: read-aloud

Genre: magic realism

Subject: agriculture

Topic: make believe

Themes/Keywords: farm, cat, horse, cold, winter, storm, cake

Protagonist 1: cat

Protagonist 2: farm animal

Word Count: 1596

Audio File: yes

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