by Cassie W.
All my life I have had a dog. Very vaguely I remember having a little tabby named Arnold. I was an exuberant 4 yr old and we didn't get along the best. Arnold is long gone now but, he lived a very long happy life.
Recently we had to put our dog down and it has been horrible for the family to live with out him. Then one day my dad was out talking to the neighbor and this little black cat showed up. For the next month she stopped by every day. Then one day she plopped down on the porch and never left.
She started follow me around and became my little Shadow. My mom had a friend over she looked at the cat and said that Lucky sent her (Lucky was our dog). She told mom that Lucky sent shadow from Heaven to help us get through losing him. Now whenever I'm home alone and I need a friend to talk to I go outside and say "Shadow come on little kitty kitty."She'll come and sit with me as long as I need her. Even my big tough dad has fallen for the little black cat.
As far as I'm concerned Shadow is on of the best things that has ever happened to this family. She has been a friend and a silent listener through everything.
Did I mention that she is camera shy.........