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Vera – The Beginning


I pulled in for gas.
The kitten lounged against
the gas pump
looking very worldly
and very bored.
But I knew better.
She had been dumped.
I pumped gas ignoring
her as she ignored me.
The gas tank filled up
and cut off with a clunk.
I opened the pickup door
and zip
the kitten was in the
passenger seat
Quick as a wink.
I had a new master
named Vera.
Off we went as
friend and friend.
 

Officer Goodie

I just tolerated cats.

Then there was Officer Goodie,
Goodie for Short.
Changed my outlook that
Cats are aloof, fussy
and you can't heard them.
Goodie helped me
realize that my
my thinking was skewed.
Each cat is different.
Each cat is unique.
Each cat is not a dog.
That was my skewed thinking.
Goodie was very skewed also.
He wondered into my
life as a stray and it
took a spell to gain his trust and love.
But when he
gave trust and love,
it was 100% and unending.
Goodie accepted me with
my faults,  my troubles,
and I did the same for him.
(Although I never found
any faults in Goodie),
Which made it so easy
to love his little soul.
 I only got four wonderful
years with this guy.
He was taken by a
genetic heart problem.
A TRULY BLEAK, BLEAK, DAY
IN MY LIFE I SHALL NOT FORGET.
I STILL MISS HIM EVERY DAY,
AND HE WILL BE MISSED
FOREVER.
His lessons linger on with me,
That black and white cat
changed my life and
attitudes forever. Thank you, sweet guy!!