Daily Prompt: That Darn Cat
Today, The Daily Prompt is: An Odd Trio. “Today, you can write about whatever you what — but your post must include, in whatever role you see fit, a cat, a bowl of soup, and a beach towel.”
That Darn Cat
I had to buy a new beach towel. No matter where I hid it, that cat found and confiscated it.
Whenever I made a bowl of soup, a bowl of ice cream or had a tuna sandwich, I had to make enough for the both of us. She was relentless.
That cat come with the apartment. Someone had left her behind. I thought, “How cruel,” and naively took her in.
But after three months, I seriously considered moving and leaving that cat behind!
One night, she started to howl and would not shut up.
I tried to feed her. Not interested.
I tried to hold and console her. She bit and scratched me.
I tried to throw her outside … and that’s when I smelled it.
Smoke for the adjoining apartment.
I called the fire department.
My neighbor had left a pan on the stove and forgot it. Her fire alarm batteries were dead.
The building had been in danger of burning down, but my beautiful, intelligent cat saved us all.
I think I’ll keep her.
This story is not me, but the cat is real. Someone did leave her behind and she did save the building.
Image from Petfinder.