Writing 101, Day Sixteen: Third Time’s the charm
Today’s Prompt: Imagine you had a job in which you had to sift through forgotten or lost belongings. Describe a day in which you come upon something peculiar, or tell about something you find in a pile.
Today’s Twist: If you’d like to continue our serial challenge, also reflect on the theme of lost and found more generally in this post.
In your “lost and found” tale, tell us something larger– a life lesson, perhaps—about finding and losing something.
Third Time’s the charm: This is a story about our pet felines, We had three rescued by my daughter in her first year university. We could not warm up to the idea as there would be a lot of changes we’d have to undergo.
Where to place the litter box was one problem,what to feed them and their yearly check up at the vet. Our daughter would not give up so we had to give in and adjust.
Every year we discovered we loved something about these felines and finally agreed we made the right choice.Then the worst happened the first one we lost to cancer, second one to diabetes and the third one also to diabetes. It was an emotional experience to watch them go.
I made up my mind I wasn’t going to have any more pets, to me the loss was tragic. I was able to stick to my decision for a while.
My daughter’s friend complained of mice, he was advised to adopt a feline. He got one, a Siamese, but his frequent travel outside the city was an ongoing problem, he had to ask my daughter to take care of it while he was away.
While my daughter did not mind taking care of the felines occasionally, she developed a fondness for the kittens and wanted to have her own.
We tracked down a woman breeder, who had five kittens she wanted to sell. We got one who we named Gabriel, a week later we noticed Gabriel was terribly insecure, we felt sorry for the little one and bought his brother, we named him Raphael.
Gabriel and Raphael are two very naughty felines, when I get too frustrated with their antics I use the water bottle to spray them.
Losing the three female felines was heart breaking for us but finding Gabriel and Raphael filled the void, now we are happy we decided to have these two rambunctious felines who keep us busy.