CLANK!! The door swung shut as Orangey lowered his head to eat. He had known that entering the metal cage was not a good idea, but his stomach had overruled his mind. He had been so hungry having been on his own and in the rough outdoors without a friendly place to call home for so long. Turning around and inspecting the metal cage Orangey realized he was trapped and there was no way out.
Suddenly the Hell Hound leaped at Orangey and away he fled, running as fast as his furry legs could carry him. He ran and ran and eventually escaped the Hound from Hell. Finally, Orangey sat down and panted, shaking and afraid. When he finally caught his breath and calmed down, he looked around and realized – HE HAD NO CLUE WHERE HE WAS!! He tried to see if he could follow a scent trail back but alas, all he could smell was the Hell Hound and his own fear. Hoping against hope that the luck kitty would be on his side, Orangey wandered aimlessly, looking for something, anything that looked familiar. Nothing ever did.
Orangey was placed into yet another metal box, but this one was different. This one had a blanket and water and yes! The woman brought him food. Over the next couple of days Orangey was poked and prodded. Medicine went down his throat and he began to feel better. He heard words like “possible kennel cat” when he was mentioned by the humans taking care of him. Then it happened! She arrived for her shift!
“Hey there buddy!” she said. “You look kinda beat up but we’ll get you better.”
It was something about her – something about the way she spoke and the way she petted his head. He began to purr and to knead his feet. Finally, someone showed him love. Orangey became so happy that he purred all of the time and the staff came to love him. Orangey heard that they wanted to keep him but they only needed one clinic cat and another kitty – a girl kitty – was also in the running. But Orangey’s favorite doctor had an idea. As she finished his medical treatment and he became well enough to leave, that doctor made a phone call. Orangey heard the conversation.
“Hey guys, its Susan. Do you still want another cat to go with Jack? I have a great one here and I think you’ll love him. He’s not a kitten but I don’t want a kitten with Jack anyway – Jack is big enough to hurt a kitten without meaning to. Yeah, I am here at the clinic, so you guys should come and see him. He’s orange and he’s so friendly and sweet. Okay great! I’ll see you soon!”
“Yeah, you could right. Anyway, I’ll send him home with some antibiotics and I’ll come and check on him in a few days. I am going to go see about getting custody turned over to you guys but until then, go into that exam room and just get to know each other.
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