Good morning! Did everyone have a good weekend? I had the past two days off from work so it’s been nice to have some time to sit down and write. So that’s been wonderful!
This story is based off of a true story from my mom. She told me about this and I knew that I had to write about it. I don’t want to give too much away, but I promise that it was a happy ending. So without further ado, I hope you enjoy this Feel Good Story!
A Guest is a Guest
It was almost 5 o’clock and I still hadn’t taken the dogs for a walk. It wasn’t a difficult job…okay…it was kind of difficult. There were 4 of them after all. I had to walk them in pairs: Ellie and Mango together and Remi and Moxie together. And even though I had gotten off work much earlier that day, I had a hair appointment that took much longer than I was intending it to.
So I decided I had to take them. All four of them would be greatly disappointed if they didn’t go on a walk. I gathered up my leashes and harnesses for Remi and Moxie and ushered them into the garage to get them ready to go. They bounced off the ground with each step, more and more eager to pull me through the neighborhood. They were obviously excited.
I shut the door from my laundry room to the garage and knelt down to get them harnessed up. Then something fell. My head spun, what was that? I didn’t know where it came from or what actually fell. I slowly stood up to get a better look and saw a long black tail scurry across the woodworking table.
“If that was a rat…I’m going to scream.”
I slowly inched forward toward the woodworking bench. My arm slowly extended out and I held my breath as I reached for the box that the animal was hiding behind. My fingers tapped the box before gripping it and moving it away from the corner.
And there sat the cutest calico kitten I had ever seen.
“Oh…hi baby.” The kitten meowed at me, confused about what was going on. Remi and Moxie started barking, unsure of what was taking me so long and why we hadn’t left for their walk yet. I slowly reached over the box and picked up the kitten. She was tiny, barely bigger than my hand. And then the dogs lost their minds. “Oh stop it. It’s just a cute little baby.” I brought her inside and closed her in the laundry room so the other dogs wouldn’t see her. What was I going to do?
I finally got the dogs out of the garage and we started on our parade through the quiet neighborhood. Or…quiet until my dogs walked through. I didn’t know what to do with this kitten. I didn’t want to leave her out for the night but I had to think of all of the dogs too. I had to find a place to put her. Did I even have any cat litter?
Once Remi and Moxie had pulled me through the neighborhood, I knew I had to figure something out for the kitten. I opened the garage door and realized I had a large dog crate for Remi when she was little. It took me a moment to remember where it was, but as I scanned the wall I saw it. Up on the top shelf.
“Well shoot. I guess I need a ladder.” I turned around to find a stepstool and careful climbed up to get the crate down. I unfolded the crate and set it a short distance away from the door so that way I could get the kitty out of the laundry room and into the crate and away from the dogs. So I slowly opened the door and quickly scooped up the kitty and placed her in the crate before having to corral all of the dogs inside.
“Guys.” I made all of the dogs sit on the floor in front of me. “Now…we have a guest who is currently in the garage and we are to make her feel welcome. Okay?” Moxie barked and wagged her tail at me. “Thank you Moxie. I’m glad we can agree.” The other dogs just sat there staring at me. “Okay, I’m glad we had this meeting. Now Ellie and Mango, let’s go for our walk.”
I brought the crate with the kitten inside the laundry room before taking Ellie and Mango out for their walk. While walking the dogs I had to decide what I was doing with the kitten. I couldn’t keep her, I had 4 dogs of my own and 2 cats. I had no room in my house for another kitty. But I couldn’t just let her go; who knows what would happen to her.
When I got back home I had made a decision. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to keep her, but I couldn’t throw her out of my house during the night. I gathered the dogs inside and grabbed my car keys. I was at least going to keep the kitty comfortable while she was here overnight and sleep on what to do next.