A Place for Christmas

waterhorse By waterhorse, 6th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A stray cat wanders alone on a cold Christmas night, looking for a home.

Lonely creature



As the snow fell hard on a winter's night, a tiny creature shivered. He walked through the snow, slowly in the street looking for something to eat. As he walked past houses he could feel the warmth of the heat inside and smell the smoke coming out of the chimneys.

" Meow" he cried. 'Can't someone let me in to their warm house and feed me?' he thought. As he walked, he noticed something was different about the houses. They usually had a light or two coming from them. Tonight he saw many bright lights on the house and even inside them. He looked up through a window and thought he saw a tree! He had never seen a tree inside a house before and this tree had bright lights on it too. it also had shiny bright things hanging from its branches.

" I wish I could climb that tree" he thought.

Celia

Inside that house a woman named Celia was busy baking in her kitchen. she was getting ready for Christmas which was two days away. Her son, his wife and their two young children would be coming to visit. Celia hadn't seen them in a year. The baby was 6 months old. Celia was excited to finally be able to see her little granddaughter and to hold her. She couldn't wait to see her 4 year old grandson either.

Outside the window beautiful glistening snowflakes fell. It was very quiet except for a faint sound.

Tiny visitor

"Is that a cat?" Celia wondered. She opened the front door. At first she saw nothing. Then she saw something come out from behind the bushes. it was a small skinny gray cat. The cat stood there shivering. " Meow! Meow!"

Celia's eyes filled with tears. She opened the door and the tiny cat walked in timidly. Celia took an old towel and dried off the cat. then she brought it some small pieces of chicken and some water. The cat was half starved. It ate up the food and then sat and purred. Celia brought her new feline friend into the living room and placed him in front of the fire. The warmth of the fire and his full stomach made him feel happier then he had felt in a long time.

Home

The cat looked up at the tree. He saw the colorful lights and those wonderful play things hanging from its branches. Tomorrow he would climb that tree to reach the shiny star on top.

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Adopt A Pet, Cat, Christmas, Christmas Story, Christmas Tree, Stray Animals, Stray Cat

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author avatar waterhorse
I am a middle aged woman recently engaged with a BA in Human Services. My passion is writing. I have a Storytelling Group on Facebook with 48 members. I write about philosophy and psychology mostly.

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author avatar Avaysa
6th Dec 2013 (#)

nice story..keep it up

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author avatar Mariah
6th Dec 2013 (#)

Just lovely..oh but poor.Celia's Christmas tree!!
Really enjoyed this, thank you

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author avatar waterhorse
6th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you friends. Yes, poor Christmas tree. Unfortunately that is what comes with owning a cat-but if Celia is like me, it will be worth it to see a once homeless animal happy.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
6th Dec 2013 (#)

I loved this article but I think those that have commented so far have missed the much more deeper meaning behind the story and what/who the little, skinny cat might represent.

Happy Holidays.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
7th Dec 2013 (#)

Great article I appalaud your work!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
7th Dec 2013 (#)

Ah, Jerry. Your wish to make us think deeply hurts my head. J/K. Thanks for the share, waterhorse.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
7th Dec 2013 (#)

The truth is Phyl that many if not most people have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas and what we are really celebrating--the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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author avatar waterhorse
7th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

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author avatar snerfu
7th Dec 2013 (#)

Good Christmas story. Conveys the Christmas spirit wonderfully well.

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author avatar waterhorse
7th Dec 2013 (#)

You're right Jerry. Thank you snerfu.

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author avatar Michelle Stanley
8th Dec 2013 (#)

Lovely story. I'm sure Celia's grandkids will be excited when they see the cat. Let's hope they get to see the tree grandma lovingly decorated before it's ruined. Michelle

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author avatar waterhorse
13th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Michelle. Let's hope so.

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