Ow! Bump! Ow! I’m bumping into things. I cannot smell baking or hear the busy sounds of our house. I can smell grass. I can smell flower. I can hear traffic, pedestrians and birds chirping. Where am I? My life is not normal, but that’s alright I suppose. I have no friends because of my problem. I sit curiously as the sun pushes against my eyelids. Finally, I move away from the noise and whimper.
My heart drops. I feel something touching my paw. It’s as gentle as a ballerina’s touch. It’s a dog, no it’s a horse. OH NO! I hear it purr, it’s a cat. The way she purrs and rubs against my paw I think she wants to help me. Should I trust her? I’m freaking out that a cat, actually wants to help me.
I’m going to be brave. I build up my courage I’m going to trust her. I hope I chose the right decision. As she softly rubs against my body I think I made the right choice. I slowly start walking forward, I feel her tail brushing my nose to tell me that she’s there. Her tail is like a compass directing me and also keeping me warm. As we walk, I hear ducks quacking and trickling water. Suddenly we stop, I feel a paw push my head softly down into something freezing. I stick my tongue out and take a big gulp. Now I feel like I’m ready for anything.
Together, through bushes, parks and puddles the cat continues to guide me home. Very quickly I smell meat from a butcher. As I scamper past the butcher, I taste my favourite meat getting shoved into my mouth. Only my owner’s butcher Leo would do that. Excitement takes over me, we must be close.
With her tail in my face, we push on quickly. I feel her steps get faster, the closer we get. I freeze in my tracks and let out a big bark. The air has a smell I recognise…the baking. I follow the smell up the stairs into the doggy door. I’M HOME! All the smells I remember. I hear running footsteps to where I sit. Hands scoop me up and I immediately feel safe in the arms of my owner. I hear my owner say “ What’s this?” as the cat purrs on the floor. I wriggle out of my owner’s arms and follow the purr to snuggle my new friend, who has helped me home.
Nowadays, my life is an adventure. The cat is now my sister and we live everyday as one big happy family.