First Line Friday: August 13, 2021

Dylan Hughes is our host for the fortnightly First Line Friday, more details of which you can find by clicking here

Your line for this week is:

Izzy didn’t believe in luck, until that cat crossed her path.
Izzy didn’t believe in luck, until that cat crossed her path.
The cat in question thought it owned the neighbourhood as it was forever catching mice and leaving them as calling cards to his lady loves on the block. Some of the screams were deafening.
Izzy was, as usual, minding her own business, but felt very tired and not her normal self so decided to rest awhile. The black cat eyed her curiously, but left her alone after walking twice across her line of vision.
It was a hot day, and Izzy did not feel well at all. The black cat returned, but Izzy didn’t see anything else as she passed out.

When she awoke, she was in unfamiliar surroundings and panicked a little. A gentle voice soothed her and told her not to worry, she was safe and going to be alright. She dozed.
Izzy lost track of the days, but she was comfortable and well looked after so didn’t complain or want to go back on the streets.
Then one day, someone came in, smiled, and left again.

Izzy was adopted that day. The black cat belonged to the owners of the animal rescue shelter and had alerted them to Izzy’s whereabouts.
She was found to be undernourished, riddled with fleas, and had some infected sores on her back, but they had taken her in and made her well. With no owners forthcoming, she was put up for adoption and found a forever home within weeks.
Yes, Izzy didn’t believe in luck, until that cat crossed her path.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to First Line Friday: August 13, 2021

  1. Sadje says:

    A heartwarming story Di

  2. Awww. Such a sweet tale. I’m happy for Izzy ☺️

  3. Carol anne says:

    I love this one Di! Well done on it! ❤

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