Friday, 2 March 2012

'Good-bye Pierre' - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 96

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to Mrs.Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus, Week 96. SC is a writing challenge in which participants are asked to write a text to a given prompt using only 100 words or less plus the prompt. This week's prompt is:
Saying goodbye was harder than she thought... .
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Here is my text:


'Hope they won't have him.'
'But Melissa, we've already talked about having five cats here.'
Surprisingly, the family wanted the nine-month-old tuxedo kitten. He could roam their farm and still keep warm in their son's bedroom.
Melissa had thought that Pierre was the one she liked least. But now that he was about to leave, he had become attractive.
'Give Pierre a hug,' said her mother handing her the cat. Pierre was warm to hold and purred in her ear. She loved him.
'It's time.'
Teary-eyed, Melissa handed over the
kitten to its new owners. Saying goodbye was harder than she thought.

Photo & Copyright 2011-2012 Christina Wigren
Word count according to WordCalc:107
[Text copyright 2012 Christina Wigren]
Best wishes,

First Commenter:

Karen S.

21 Wits by Karen

Here are Mrs. Jenny Matlock's instructions:

Welcome to week ninety-six of Saturday Centus.

I've been taking it easy on you because I'm swamped with job training and moving...but watch out next week!

The prompt this week is: Saying goodbye was harder than she thought...

Number of words: 100 PLUS the seven words of the prompt for a maximum of 107 words.
Style of writing: Any
Pictures: As many extra pictures as you like

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21 Wits said...

Oh so sad....I do know the feeling...and Pierre is such a darling kitty! Great writing and an adorable picture too!

Melody said...

I've felt like that so many times! Poor dear! She'll have to console herself by thinking of all the adventures he'll have on a farm!

Nice writing!

Bookie said...

Never easy to send off a pet! However, the cat in the picture looks pretty sour! Smile Miss Kitty!

Tanya. said...

Such a sad story...and one I really can relate to having had cats that have had too many kittens for me to keep!!

Susan Anderson said...

That's a good one, Anna. It's true. Sometimes we don't appreciate people or things until we have to say goodbye.


anitamombanita said...

Beautiful. It's hard to part with a loved one, two-legged, four-legged or even scaly like a gold fish.

Koby said...

I know that sad. Your story was really heart wrenching.

Seems like most of the stories this week are sad...

Ames said...

I felt the same way when we were trying to get rid of the 21 puppies our dog had from two litters.Too easy to get attached to each one.~Ames

Once Upon an Equine said...

Aww, Pierre is a dashing fellow in his fancy formal wear. I can see why it would be hard to part with him. But he'll have fun wandering the farm and getting grass stains on his tux. Sweet story with a cute picture.

Ann said...

what a pretty cat. I've had to say good bye to several kittens and puppies even though I know I couldn't keep them all it was hard to let them go

Anonymous said...

Aww. Nice one.

Anonymous said...

I think five cats are plenty. ;) Still it's a sweet story, and shows that sometimes we don't appreciate what we have until we have to say goodbye. I imagine it can be as hard for the adults as for the kids.

Judie said...

Sweet, but sad, Anna! I always hated giving the kittens away, because they were all sooooo cute!

Unknown said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments about this story about Pierre the kitten. Pierre is actually our cat Pelle and Melissa is my daughter Elisabet. It is the little girl's point of view that makes this story sad. Most of the other stories in this collection are a lot sadder that this one.

Personally, I am happy for Pelle/Pierre to be able to live on a farm instead of being cooped up in a small apartment, even if he has his siblings for company. (I had hoped that someone would buy two cats so that they would have a pal along.)

I love our cats and the ones that are going are MY cats, my pallies that the children have rejected . The children's favourites, who scorn me, get to stay. My cat Sara stays because she is too old; she will be thirteen in June and will never be happy anywhere else.

Pelle is a sweetheart, but anaughty catboy who loves to pull toiletpaper rolls until there is nothing left on the roll!

Best wishes,

Jenny said...

Tuxedo kitten.

What a perfect name.

I've not heard that before Anna.

I love your tenderly sad little story and that wonderful picture, too.

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