1044. The children’s cat

As Janine backed the car out of the garage to take the two children to school she knew she’d run over the children’s pet cat. There was a bump.

“What was that?” asked Pedro.

“The car needs tuning. I have to take it in to get fixed later today,” said Janine.

She dropped the children at school, came home, gathered the dead cat, and put it in a box.

She would tell the children the cat had died. They could bury it in the garden and plant flowers on its grave. Then there would be the lengthy business of finding another kitten – Which one? Which colour? Which sex? Which size?

Thanks goodness Janine was experienced in the matter. It was their fourth cat in two years.

19 thoughts on “1044. The children’s cat

  1. noelleg44

    I almost cried reading this. My Dad hated cats but Mom wouldn’t marry him until he came around. He fell in love with a cat we had when we lived in Plymouth, and it nearly killed him when he backed out of our garage and ran it over it. He was a cat person until the day he died.

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