Cats and Dogs -A short story by 11 year old Shriyadit Verma of Little Readers Nook Mumbai
Once there a boy named Aarush. He always wanted cats and dogs as pets. However, his parents refused because the pets could dirty and damage their house. One day, Aarush was going to his friend Dev’s house. On the way, it suddenly started raining very heavily. He wished that cats and dogs could also rain and he could get them as pets. It stopped raining after ten minutes.
When he reached his friend Dev’s house, Dev asked him why he was looking sad. Aarush told him that he wished it rained cats and dogs. Dev said “What are you talking about ? It just rained cats and dogs.”
Aarush didn’t understand what Dev was saying. Dev then explained to him that raining cats and dogs are idioms which means raining heavily. Aarush then understood what idioms are and what does “raining cats and dogs” mean.