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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Using Wednesday's Words

Elephant's Child (you can find her in my sidebar) has our word prompts this week.
ancient
bedraggled
fortunate
cap
narrow
evaluate
and/or
arouse
frail
execute
herbs 
unwieldy
dusty


The Cat Angel


The cat was an ancient and bedraggled tabby who had been fortunate enough to find himself on the doorstep of the shabby little grey house on the side of a very busy highway.  His appearance would arouse compassion in anyone, he was so very frail.   Dirty and dusty from the road he lay panting and managed with the last of his strength to emit a feeble meow...a cry for help.
The door opened.  To his dimming eyes the woman appeared to sparkle.  Her pleasant face and gentle appearance gave him hope.
She narrowed her eyes the better to evaluate  the creature before her.  "I believe I can help you." a gentle voice said.  Putting a capful of her special herbal mixture into a bowl of warm milk she gently dropped it a bit at a time into his mouth until he found the strength to lift his head and lap eagerly from the bowl. " This should execute a fairly speedy recovery for you." she smiled.  Then, picking up the unwieldy bundle of scrawny cat she carried it into the kitchen and placed it on a mat in front of the open fire.  "Welcome home." she said softly.
A car sped by outside raising a dust.  "John, is that a dead cat beside the road?"  "I believe it is Mary.  Way out here in the middle of nowhere, not a house in sight for miles.  It must have been feral."  "Poor little thing." Mary said. "I hope it went without too much suffering."

16 comments:

  1. Mary, Mary, Mary, what have you done? ;-)

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  2. Oh no, road kill. At least he had love at the end.

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  3. Poor little kitty, I'm glad he found cat heaven and is now comfortable and warm forevermore.

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  4. Oh no, we've had a few tabby cats in our family, and they were always the most lovable as well as complex kitties! Bravo on the use of all these words, which I immediately took to as well! A fine list.

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  5. Hooray for cat angels. This has tugged on my butter soft heart today.

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  6. Ah, you've made my eyes full, Delores. Well done.

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  7. That's wild. You made the most of that list of words. It's a cool idea for a challenge.

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  8. Wow I wasn't expecting that, well done Delores!

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  9. Like Jimmy said...I wasn't expecting that!

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  10. Hi Delores,

    Quite the story with a twist in the tail, um, tale. Bordering on a Twilight Zone Story, or Tails, Sorry, Tales of the Unexpected.

    Very nicely done, my kind friend.

    Have a nice Sunday.

    Gary

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  12. Oh man...that hurts. Very good. But hurts. The more I age, the more my thoughts drift towards life, death, existence, happiness, and suffering. Combined with my love of animals, you genuinely got a tear.

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  13. Nice work. That’s a long list! :)

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