This Carried On For Ages && Then When The Winter Came He Started Comin Into The Kitchen For His Salmon.. He Had His Own Bowls By This Time.. One For His Salmon && One For His Milk.. He Would Eat When He Wanted && Then Leg It.. As The Weeks Moved On He Started Hangin Round More.. He Would Have His Eats && Then Hang Round For Some Attention.. He Was Lyk A Smokey Colour With Orange Coloured Eyes; Me && Me Mum Called Him Dusty.. Eventually He Stated Comin In The Front Room With Us && Watchin The Soaps, He Loved Bein Tickled && Stroked.. I Read Somewhere That You Pick Ur Dog Bt A Cat Picks You && Thats How It Was With Dusty.. He Just Turned Up One Day && Slowly Moved In..
He Got To Know Me Sisters && People Who Regularly Called At The House && They Always Asked How Dusty Was When I Saw Them.. He Loved Lyin On The Couch At Night && Me Mum Bought Him A Bed So He Could Stay In When We Went To Bed && Sleep In His Own Bed.. He Would Curl Up In It Sometimes For A Sleep If There Was Nothin On The Telly Bt He Didnt Really Lyk Stayin In All Night.. When It Was Bedtime He Would Always Go Out && Disappeared Until The Next Night.. Then One Night I Went To Bed Early Cos I Was Knackered && He Followed Me Upstairs.. I Was Sure He Just Wanted To Know Where I Was Goin Bt When He Saw Me Get In Bed He Climbed In With Me.. That Was It, He Now Slept With Me Every Night Curled Up On The Pillow Next To Me..
Then He Disappeared For A Couple Of Days && I Was Beginnin To Get Worried When He Reappeared With Some Damage To His Head.. He Had Obviously Been In A Fight With Something.. Dog, Cat, Fox, Who Knows What It Was Bt He Wasnt Very Well.. I Took Him The Vet && They Reckoned He Had An Infection In One Of The Cuts On His Head.. They Sewed Him Up && Gave Him Some Antibiotics To Clear Up The Infection && He Was Fine.. I Think It Scared Him Though Cos He Stayed At Ours For A Few Days Without Goin Outside.. He Soon Got His Confidence Back Though && Was Soon Back To His Usual Self..
He Turned Up Every Night Around Teatime, Ate His Salmon && Then Watched The Soaps.. He Would Then Either Come To Bed With Me Or Go Out For The Night && Return At Teatime The Next Night.. That Was His Daily Routine && He Never Varied It Except For The One Time He Got Hurt In The Fight.. It Carried On Lyk This For A Couple Of Years.. Dusty Became Part Of The Family.. He Had His Own Blanket On The Couch With Cat Paws On It..
Then He Disappeared Again..
At First We Thought He Had Been In The Wars Again && Would Return In A Couple Of Days Time Needin Sewin Up Again — Bt He Didnt.. The Days Become Weeks && We Never Heard Frm Him.. We Started Askin Around The Neighbours && Everyone Had Seen Him Bt Not Recently.. No One Knew Where He Was.. We Made Posters && Put Them Up Around The Estate Sayin We Had Lost A Cat..
One Day, Some Guy Frm Up The Road Come Knockin On The Door && Asked If The Cat We Lost Was Steve’s Cat.. I Was Lyk, “Who The Hell Is Steve??” He Explained That Steve Lived On The Corner Of Our Road Next Door To This Guy Who Was Knockin On Our Door && He Had A Cat Who Looked Just Lyk The Photo On The Poster; Our Dusty.. Except Steve Had Moved!! He No Longer Lived On The Corner, He Had Moved To Leyland To Be Nearer Work && He Had Obviously Taken Dusty With Him.. To Make It Worse, This Guy Didnt Have The Address Where He Had Moved To Or His Phone Number.. We Had No Way Of Gettin In Touch With Him..
I Drove Past The House On The Way To Work && There Was A “SOLD BY” Sign On The House.. I Rang The Estate Agents && Explain What Had Happened && Could They Give Me Steve’s Number.. They Said They Couldnt Bt They Would Give Him My Number && He Could Get In Touch With Me.. && So He Did.. Steve Rang Me && Said That “Doran” Was A British Shorthair, He Had Bought Him Frm The Breeder && It Was Definately His Cat.. I Told Him I Wasnt Tryin To Make Trouble, I Didnt Want The Cat Back If He Was His Cat, I Just Really Wanted To Know That He Was Okay.. I Also Explained That He Had Been Livin With Us For The Last Couple Of Years, Had His Own Bed At Ours.. Steve Explained That He Worked Nights Which Was Why He Was Probably Lookin For Attention In The Evenings Bt That He Had A Cat Flap && Could Get Back Inside Whenever He Wanted..
I Was Happy That Dusty/Doran Was Alright Bt Couldnt Help Bt Feel He Had Used Me, The Little Git..
Think I Will Stick To Dogs In The Future..
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