Writing 101, Day Sixteen: Third Time’s the charm

IMG_0845Today’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.

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Letter N

No, said mom you are Not allowed to go out today. But why said Nafisa I was good all week, “please let me go.” Nafisa cried. As if by magic Naughty knocked the door, mom opened the door she found a dwarf staring at her.

At first mom was Nervous, his googlie eyes frightened her. She was determined to be calm. Naughty looked at her and said, “I know you are a Nice lady, you love Nafisa, I have come to take her out to Nancy’s party, please let her go.”

Mom was anxious, she started thinking what can she do, should she say yes or No, all this time Naughty kept his googlie eyes focused on mom. “What’s it going to be, Yes or No” he said.

Mom replied in verses, ” No is a nasty word that I know

But remember she has to be back by nine”

No problem   said Naughty that’s fine”

Away they went to Nancy’s party!

They sang and they danced

They had a great time

Naughty and Nafisa came 

Came home after Nine!

 

                                                          Nafisa said, “Naughty 

                                                         What will I do 

                                                        Sorry said, Naughty

I cannot help you!

 

                                                       Nafisa was grounded 

This I know

What happened to Naughty

I really don’t know!!

 

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Daily Prompt: Have You Never Been Mellow?

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After a long day at work or school,what are your favorite ways to wind down and decompress?

 

My way of calming down is different I think. Now a days we are taking care of two beautiful kittens, one of them is naughty,I have to watch to make sure he doesn’t land in a place where he can be in trouble. It’s amazing how smart he is , I only have to say,”No Nelson”, he stops doing what he thinks I do not approve.

I also listen to my favorite songs which helps me to wind down, I write,read my novel I bought a few days ago. I sometimes talk to my dearest brother who understands me and knows what to say when he sees me stressed out.I am thankful I have a variety of things I can depend on to calm down.

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