Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Guest

A snow storm raged outside, but for Faith, it was just another Christmas Eve alone.

As she prepared her meager supper, she suddenly heard frantic scratching. When she opened the door, an old thin cat rushed in, ice crystals clinging to his long silver fur. 

Sitting near the warmth of the fireplace, Faith shared her supper with the hungry cat. Afterwards, as she stroked the old cat in her lap, Faith gave thanks for the gift of her Christmas guest.

Shared with:
Quote Prompt:
“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, 
doesn't come from a store."
~Dr. Seuss

Though this story is fiction, the photograph 
is our very own "Bob", 1982-1990.


  1. Loved the photograph of the cat!

  2. That is a most wonderful guest!!!

  3. So heart warming.

    I agree with Grinch. I think it comes from within.

    Merry Christmas.

  4. Awww, another beautiful (very) short story. The photo is gorgeous, too. He looks right into your eyes - great.

  5. Sweet story.
    That's a beautiful photo of Bob. He looks 100% relaxed and content.

  6. Love the story and Bob is the perfect picture of love. Both Faith and her Christmas guest received a wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing this with In Other Words.

  7. How i wish everyone, and every pet, could have someone and some place at Christmas.

  8. I love your short stories. That was a good one.

  9. So touching. Merry Christmas, dear friend!

  10. That was beautiful. Thank you for warming our hearts!

  11. Very sweet, Annie. It isn't Christmas yet, but we have had a kitty guest all last week. We call her Sailor. I think she is the New Neighbor's cat but if they don't take better care of her she is going to have a new home!

  12. Sometimes, big blessings comes in some small packages.
    Cute kitty story.
    Have a warm and safe day.

  13. This is so appropriate given our situation with Will Feral. We are checking into some solutions for him that I will be posting in a bit.

  14. awww, a Christmas angel perhaps!