Blackie Finds a Home
A farmer watched a car drive slowly up the gravelled road and stop near the farmyard. The door opened and small black cat was placed on the grassy shoulder. Then the car drove quickly away leaving the young animal standing bewildered on the grass. He looked around scared and confused at the strange surrounds; hears the mooing of the cows and the clucking of the hens. He starts towards the barnyard then runs frightened across the road and stops near a gate to a field. Shivering he lies in the grass. What he done for his family to leave him like this?
A little while later a yellow bus stops near the gate and a young girl steps from down and starts the gate she hears the mewing of a cat and looks over and sees the small cat lying there crying. Going over she picks it up cuddling it and murmuring to it. The cat snuggles against her mews telling her it is hungry. Understanding she opens her lunch box and takes out some scraps. It isn’t what cats usually east but he is so hungry he bolts the bits down. The little girl reluctantly places the animal back on the ground. Her mother will scold her if she carries the kitten home so she leaves it and goes in the gate.
She walks slowly across the field but glances back the kitten has followed her but frightened by all the weird vegetation and noises it stops. She goes back to and takes out more scrapes which it again bolts down. They continue this way across the field and down the hill to her home. Getting home she tells her mother the little cat has followed her home. Her mother looks a little unconvinced but says she may get the cat if no one else owns it.
Later her mother checks with the neighbouring farmer and he tells her the story. So So Blackie as he is called finds a loving home. He knows that Mother could have sent him and is grateful. He shows his appreciation by catching field mice and bringing them to her, laying them at her feet. Mother doesn’t care for field mice but she knows he means well and always waits until he is gone before throwing them in the garbage.
This is a true story.
Blind faith is a liability: Skepticism a necessity.