Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tell a Story Tuesday

Momma wroted a short story about me! It's a speckulative story about how I showed up at their housie as a stray kitty last year.

Here's an eckserpt:

“C’mon, Bandit! Get it!” Mitchell cried.

The boy moved the drinking straw slowly over the carpet in his bedroom, and Bandit pounced on it, used his paws to flip it into his mouth, then he ran off down the hall and into the bathroom. Mitchell and Maggie laughed, and as they called him back, he heard them move a second straw across the carpet.

Oh boy, oh boy! Another straw. Bandit ran back into the bedroom and pounced on it. He loved playing with the kids. He was a kid himself. Well, a kitten. Five months old. Batting the straw in the air, he saw his Cat Momma curled on Mitchell’s bed. She smiled and twitched her whiskers as she watched him.

“Good job, son,” she said. “You’re a fine hunter.” Bandit knew she meant it. Though he had two brothers and a sister, he was her favorite. His brothers and sister didn’t live here anymore. They’d gone, as the Woman Person had said, to new homes.

The kids couldn’t understand much of what Momma Cat said. They didn’t speak Cat. They couldn’t understand much of what he, Bandit, said to them, either, even though he talked to them a lot, but some things they understood. They understood because they loved him. And he loved them. They were, all three, great buddies.

Mitchell and Maggie’s mother, the Woman Person, was a different flavor of kibble. Bandit didn’t hang around with her much. He preferred the kids, or his Cat Momma, who wrestled with him and still loved to groom him. His Cat Momma was gentle and sweet, unlike the Woman Person who was always getting mad about something. Bandit would be happy if the Woman Person didn’t live here at all, but he figured Mitchell and Maggie needed her, the way he’d needed his Cat Momma when he was little.

Kids seemed to grow up slower than kittens, Bandit thought.

The Woman Person was home today. She spent a lot of time out of the house, and the kids did, too. The Woman Person went to something called “work”; the kids went to something called “school.” But today was one of the days they were all home.

As Bandit flipped the second straw up into his mouth and bit it, he heard the Woman Person’s footsteps. Uh oh. He hoped she wouldn’t fuss at him. He decided he’d just keep playing. Playing was fun.

The Woman Person came in and sat down on Mitchell’s bed, next to Momma Cat. “I’ve got some bad news.”

Mitchell plucked the straw from Bandit’s paws as Maggie watched. “What?”

“We’ve got to get rid of Bandit.”

As you can see, Momma kleaned up my spellings and my grammers some, ecksept I nefur can see why she sez they need "cleaning" *sheesh*. Anyhow, you can go here to read the whole thing: "Bandit". I hope you like it!


Anonymous said...

I read the story and it is great! Your momma is so talented.

LZ said...

What a wonderful story! Your mama is a very talented writer!


michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

I am so proud of you become a great character of your mommy's story~!!!
I think you will always your mommy's leading role~!

lordjaders said...

Verrry nice!

Purrs to you, Mr. Chairrrman


Fat Eric said...

We really liked Mao's story, it is just as good as Marilyn's story. Your mum is furry talented. And Mao is furry handsome.

ZOOLATRY said...

Oh how sweet. Our sweet grand daughter bean comes to visit this week (school break), and we shall read her your story. Thanks!

Parker said...

Oh that was a wonderful story, I LOVE happy endings. Mao, you are a very lucky kitty!

Anonymous said...

Hi My Sweet Mao,

What a wonderful story.Your mom's an
excellent writer.I was afraid those
dogs were going to hurt you.It must
have been very lonely and scary to be by yourself.You are a very brave kitty and I'm so glad you found a great forever home.Also I'm so glad
to be your girlfriend your the best boyfriend and I love you lots...Love
and many kissies Your Ariel

Mickey's Musings said...

That was a great story Mao!!
Who could resist you?!! heehee
We are lucky cats ,aren't we ?

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

That was a great story although we really did not like the "Woman Person." She gave us the shivers! We are glad that you got away from her and found your Mommy and Daddy. YAY! Great story!!

The Cat Realm said...

The story is great! I wanted to tell you here how much I like this picture of you!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your Momma wroted a whole story. That is so good! You are lucky cats that she writes about you!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Momee read us da whole story & we LOVED it. Most of us here are reskewz, so dis really rang true. &! Your mome iz a furry good writer too.

-Love, Dr Tweety

The Crew said...

So Mao, now we know how you got your name!

Anonymous said...

What a terrific story! Your mom is such a good writer! We are so happy that you had a happy ending.

The Furry Fighter said...

wow you have a clever Woman Person! i will bookmark her writing site so my Meowmie can read it...i finks she will like ALOT! thank you for sharing your talents xxxx

Alexi said...

What a super story. Your mama's made you into a super character. I love happy endings.

Anonymous said...

Hi My Sweetie,

Hope all is okay with you. I just wanted to say Good Night and Sweet Dreams...Love and kisses Your Ariel

Jimmy Joe said...

Wow! I was on the edge of my seat.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweetie,

Me Again your invited for a sleepover
if you want.I think we can share my cat bed and I have a cozy blanket...
Purrs And Snuggles Your Ariel

Myst and Blackie said...

We love your story Mao. Your mom is a very good writer. We are happy that you found your forever family and hope you have many more happy years with them.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

We love our mom. Give her a headbonkie from us! You are a character, MaoMao
You are just sooo adorrrrable sleeping there on the couch. Goodness. Somecat!... push the puffmuffin alert button!


mister jeter harris, hizself said...

i luv wen yer mom ritez a grate story. i will be reedin it in it'z entiretee now.

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

Wow Mao! Your momma is very creative!
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Gretchen said...

I love you're mommy's story. It was all about you, Mao. Your mommy is a very good writer. I love her stories.

Hugs, brother, cousing, friend...G

Karen Jo said...

Your Mom wrote a great story about you, MaoMao. I loved reading it.