CONVERSATION WITH…A Kitten…Wondering If He Will Be Someone’s Last Pet

As I walked through a doorway Over the Hill on the Yellow Brick Road, I noticed a kitten who seemed to be searching for something.

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Can I help you?

KITTEN: I’m looking for a home.  I need someone to take care of me.

Well, I’ve had lots of cats in my life.  Growing up, I had a black cat, Midnight, who lived a good, long life.  And then, when I was in my twenties, I had another gray striped cat, Hamlet.  He lived a long life, too. When he died, I got Teddy, my black and white cat.  And when his long life ended, I got a Maine Coon cat, Bosley.  He died last year.

KITTEN: It sounds like you’re a good cat mommy.  What’s your name?

Cathi.

KITTEN: Cathi, will you be my cat mommy? Take care of me?

Uh…I’m not sure I can do that.  I mean, I’m older now.  You might be my last cat.  You’re just a baby and your whole life’s ahead of you.  What if you live longer than I do?

KITTEN: Well—

Or what if I get too old to hold you in my arms?

KITTEN: Then—

Or what if I can’t bend over someday, so I won’t be able to give you your cat food?

KITTEN: Uh—

Or what if my legs become too frail to play with you?

KITTEN: Well—

Or what if my hands are unsteady so I can’t pet you?

KITTEN: But—

Or what if I run out of money and can’t afford to buy you food?

KITTEN: Well—

Or what if—

KITTEN: Cathi?

Yes?

KITTEN: I just want to be with you.

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16 thoughts on “CONVERSATION WITH…A Kitten…Wondering If He Will Be Someone’s Last Pet

  1. Aww, this is the best thing I’ve read on the internet today… Accidentally, my mother, nearing her 70s, is considering getting another dog after her previous one died and is fretting about the same issues. Maybe unnecessarily.

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