I didn’t want a kitten.
I didn’t need another pet, already having several dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits and birds in the house.
However, going to work last week, I spotted a small kitten running in traffic. Thinking it would get smashed, I stopped and ran into the street to shoo it away. Usually feral kittens will take off and disappear. This kitten, however, did not run away. This kitten was friendly and wanted to be picked up. So I did.
She was a starving little thing, bloated from worms, mites in her ears and fleas. But she was also affectionate and clearly wanted to be with people. Since it was late at night and I was on my way to work, there was no place I could drop her. I ended up taking her with me, keeping her in the restroom until my shift ended. Luckily, we have cat food on site for the wild kittens that hang around, so she was fed. After eating, she waited patiently in a small box with a few rags to be taken home.
No one wanted a sick kitten, of course. But she was so sweet, I couldn’t turn her away.
So now I have another cat. She has been named Cassie.
Oddly enough, the kitten reminds me of a proverb I reference in my current WIP, Her Amish Blessing: “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.'”
With her oversize ears and big eyes, Cassie kinda looks like a little angel, don’t you think?
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