Clara chuckled when her young daughter Grace named the stray kitten Fuzzy, scruffy would have been more accurate. It's long fur was ragged, dirty and matted. She couldn't help but feel sorry for the little thing when she first spied it hiding in the bushes beside the old shed. They started leaving out dishes of food and water, and within a week's time Fuzzy began to come out warily for dinner while she and Grace stood a distance away watching, and talking to the kitten in gentle tones.
It wasn't long before Fuzzy was scampering across the grass to greet Grace, and reaching tentatively to her fingers for a treat or a quick kiss. When fall came they made Fuzzy a soft bed in the garage and put a cat door in for her. Fuzzy was growing big and her fur began to shine with frequent grooming and good food. Her eyes were bright and she often crawled into Grace's lap for petting when Grace sat on the garage step talking to her.
As winter grew close and the weather got colder, Grace worried about Fuzzy keeping warm, and she convinced her mom that it was time to let Fuzzy come inside. After being coaxed into a pet carrier for a ride to the vet for an exam, shots, and spaying, Fuzzy came home to her wonderful new life as the princess in Grace's life. Fuzzy remained Grace's best friend and confidante until she passed over the Rainbow Bridge at the age of fifteen. Her passing left a huge hole in Grace's heart, and Clara missed her too. She had been such a sweet and gentle cat, a wonderful pet!
Then one day as Grace was returning home from school she saw a small kitten watching her from underneath the corner of the shed. She could see that it was meant to be white, but was so dirty that it appeared more gray. Soon the food dish and water were back in service, and a new friendship was in the making. Grace named the kitten Fuzzy Tu, and was certain that she arrived as a gift from Fuzzy, her beloved kitty angel; her Mom thought she just might be right.~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Written in Honor of National Pet Week - May 5-11, 2013
I'm linking up with Meghan Genge's Sunday Scribblings
where the prompt this week is "fuzzy"