Saturday, 27 August 2011

'Surprise! I'm pregnant' - Part One - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus - Week 69

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to Saturday Centus, Week 69, Mrs. Jenny Matlock's writing challenge, where participants are asked to write a PG-rated text to a given written prompt, in any style or genre of writing, with no picture, and using only up to 100 words (or several 100-word posts), not counting the three words in the prompt. This is week 69 and the prompt is: 'Surprise, I'm pregnant!'

(There is a 'Part Two ' to this too. Please go to this page here.)


My text follows here:

Cajsa is my first cat ever. It wasn't until I was an adult that I decided to buy a kitten. I knew nothing and had to read books about cats. But I learned most from Cajsa herself.

Cajsa was an adventurous kitten. And like children, she grew up. My former husband was supposed to watch Cajsa on the farm, but got sloppy, and let Cajsa run away with a clowder of cats; returning to announce:
'Surprise, I'm pregnant!'.

Cajsa gave birth to six kittens on June 6th, 2000. I was there. All survived and became good pets. Only Sara stayed with us.

Word count according to
WordCalc: 100

[Text Copyright 2011 Christina Wigren]


Best wishes,



This is a true story. Cajsa was born on May 29, 1999 and her first litter of kittens came on June 6th, 2000. So Cajsa became a mother to six kits when she barely one year old. Her daughter, Sara has never had any kittens.

Cajsa is now twelve years old and is probably suffering from some kind of a tumor. She is with my ex. so I can't help her at this moment. But I did what I could in April when she had kittens again. But that is another story...


First Commenter:



Sue's News, Views 'n Muse

To visit 'Part Two' please go to this page here.

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Jenny Matlock


Sue said...

What a great story, Anna!


beckyp said...

glad to hear the kittens found good homes You sound like a responsible pet owner

Judie said...

My first cat had kittens in my lap! That was quite an adventure!!

Gems said...

A sweet story with a happy ending!

Gems xxx

Bookie said...

Sweet little kitty story!!!

Dazee Dreamer said...

what a sweet story. except for the part that she is with your X. :(

Jo said...

What a wonderful story Anna ...

jfb57 said...

I was trying to think about an animal perspective but just couldn't. This is really great especially as it is true. Does she hold many conversations with you? ;)

Have you antoher 100 words? Fancy having a go at this challenge?

Porky said...

Yep, he definitely got sloppy! Easy to forgive though when the problem is kittens. If every mistake in life ended in half a dozen kittens the world would be a much happier place!

Nonna Beach said...

Excellent story Anna !

There is nothing like a kitten to soften your heart and make you smile. Wish she didn't have to have kittens again, being so old...darn your ex !!!

Ames said...

I had a Cocker Spaniel that had 21 pups. We had so many mouths to feed it was a mess. Thank goodness we are beyond our pets having more pups. We had the girls fixed.~Ames

Ann said...

What a surprise :) Nothing like a kitten to melt your heart.

Karen S. said...

Oh I love that this was a true story and that it had a wonderful and happy ending!

BeadedTail said...

That's a cute story! We're glad the kittens were okay!

Thank you for the birthday wishes today too!

rmannell said...

Honouring a favourite pet in a story adds a personal touch to your story. Well done.:)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Awww, I could feel your love for her. I hope all turns out well with the tumor. laurie @ Battling My Inner Critic

Jenny said...

What a sweet story. I'm always in love with a happy ending.

That is a beautiful name, Anna. How would that be pronounced photically? A long A?

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