Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rainbow


The northwest wind was blowing, and temperatures were dropping fast when George heard the loud cries. Unable to allow anything to suffer in the raging storm, he knew he had to try to help.

Following the sound of desperate pleas, he reached into a cold, muddy puddle under his car and lifted out a tiny newborn kitten. Shocked, George quickly took her inside the safety of his house, wrapping her in warm towels.

Realizing the urgent situation, George called an animal rescue service who agreed to come for the kitten immediately. 

While waiting for their arrival, George settled in with the kitten, gently holding her close to his heart and humming softly as he silenced her cries.

Story & Photo: McGuffy Ann Morris
~In memory of Iris, one of our rescue kittens~

Prompt: Reach   

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    1. Thank you. It is actually based on the true story of Iris (in the picture).

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  2. This is such a de ja vou moment for me. It brings me back to an early unexpected blizzard when we heard the wails of a cat that was hanging on to our outside screen on one of our windows... went out and grabbed him ...nursed him to health and our neighbors still have the old guy! This was very sweet and well done... thanks for the memories.

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    1. We have done that, too...so many rescues, and stories...each unique and deeply a part of me.

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  3. You made my evening sweeter with this dear dear story.

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    1. And you made mine with this comment! Hugs.

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  4. What a precious little face and such an uplifting story... when people take the time to listen and care, tiny miracles happen, just like this! I could see the tiny pitiful kitten in your words, and sense the warmth and comfort it received from George. Iris ended up with you, so clearly she was a blessed little furchild! Thank you for such a sweet tale for Six Sentence Stories!

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    1. Iris was born the night we got her, umbilical cord and all. She was about 4 weeks here. We were blessed by each rescue.

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  5. Beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes.

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  6. What a very little kitten to be rescued by a kind soul on such a miserable night.
    Sweet story.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  7. What a wonderful story. And reading your comments to the others I see this was one of yours. Looks like the little newborn thrived under your care. We may not be able to save all of them but we do the best we can when the need arises. Keep up the great work.

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  8. It sounds like a true story that is hopefully replayed whenever needed. I miss Iris ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  9. Many of the pets we had over the years were strays or hand me downs and they seem to appreciate the welcome so much more. The last line is so beautiful.

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  10. Though her life was short, you made it beautiful.

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  11. Now that just warms my heart!

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  12. Nice heart warming story, Mrs. Mack. I am guessing that George will get her back from the rescue people when she is ready for adoption.
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  13. That's wonderful and beautiful. I got warm and teary as I read this tale of compassion.

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  14. Beautiful! :) I love how there was a happy ending for her!

    Thanks for stopping by my Cat Thursday post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages
    +New GFC follower!

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  15. That is a beautiful story. I know the kitty will have a warm, loving home, but I keep wanting to hear more. I think you have the beginning of a book here friend.

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  16. Awww I''m glad Iris was found.Was that her in the photo?I liked this take on the prompt,it made me feel warm and cosy inside x

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  17. what a beautiful little kitten

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