I kind of feel like I’m home, now, so I fort I’d think about how I got here.
First, Finder Man found me by a pond or a lake or an ocean. It was big and wet, anyway. I was old enough to be away from my mother, but I was still only little. I don’t remember my mother or how I got out into the middle of outside.
Finder Man has an inside dog and outside cats, so he took me home and put me in the barn. But the outside cats didn’t like me! They were so mean to me!
So Finder Man gave me to his daughter. She had two little boys and they all loved me. They liked to play, but they didn’t play mean. They taught me to play nice and snuggle. But that mom was lergic to cats! So they had to give me back to Finder Man and Mrs. Finder Man. I liked it there, too. I didn’t get snuggled so much, but I liked to play with the dog. But the dog didn’t like it, ’cause I could out-wrestle her!
The next thing I knew, Finder Man put me in a carrier and brought me here. I was pretty scared and upset. I didn’t know if bad cats would be mean to me, or what! I could smell cats here, but I couldn’t see any, and that made me nervous.
Before too long, though, I found out that the lady here used to have cats, but they all got old and died full of love. And she smells like fresh cat because she helps take care of her mom’s cat, my Aunt Sweetie Pie.
So now the lady and man here are my Momma and Poppa. They both like me, and help me play. I can even be silly, if I feel like it, because I feel safe.
Here are some of my play-babies.
Momma plays Red Dot wif me, too. Poppa says it’s mean, ’cause I can’t ever really catch it, but I know it’s just a game. I know the Red Dot comes out of a thing Momma holds in her hand. When I want to play Red Dot, I go over to where she keeps the thing and ask her to turn it on. It’s so fun!
Here is a picture of me being silly.
Here’s another one.
Snuggling is so relaxing!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Did you ever get scared?