This kitty needed a home, but I was conflicted.
“Ms. Montgomery, there’s a cat outside.”
Two of my students stared at me.
“Go and get it,” I said, immediately rethinking that idea after they’d left the room. I hoped the cat wasn’t mean or scared and left the kids with bloody gashes. I tried to stop them, but they were gone.
A short time later they returned, sans cat. “We couldn’t catch it,” they said in unison.
“OK.” I was relieved, but just momentarily.
“It’s so hot out there and the cat is panting.”
I looked at the sweet girl who tried to rescue the animal. “Is it hurt?”
“I don’t know.”
Crap! I’ve had more kitties than I can count over the years. Strays and cats who’d wound up in shelters. But I didn’t want another one. I still had three furry felines – down from seven – most…
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