My Little Dream Come True.
by Ryla Nicholas
(New Brunswick, Canada)
I always wanted a black cat, I don't know why... I just did. Before TeddiLynn and her sister, CholeDawn I already had 2 kittys, Stardust and Zoebug.
In the fall of 2006, was the day I received my little gift from above. My dog, Nala and I were walking along the side of the road when all of the sudden her ears perked up. And out of the woods came this little mewing... The most heartbreaking sound I've ever heard.
After following the little cries for help, we came across the tiniest blackest kitten you can ever imagine. She was so cute and oh so small. I fell in love in an instant. But than I realized that she wasn't alone, above in the trees, just hanging there was her sister.
My heart was breaking because they were so innocent and defenseless, and here they were just cast on the side of the road as if they were trash. There was no way I was going to leave them out there.
The little black one, Teddi was fearless, not even scared of Nala and her sister didn't trust humans... or anything to be exact. I bundled them up in my sweater and began walking back the way Nala and I came. As soon as she settled into my arms, My little Teddi fell asleep, Chole, not so much.
My mother just happened to drive by, when she seen me with the babies nestled in my arms, she stopped and asked what was going on. I told her that Nala had picked up on them and we couldn't help but investigate. As soon as she seen them, she fell in love too. She took them and drove on home, leaving my girl and I to walk the rest of the way.
It was kind of a hard decision to keep them because we already had two older cats and one of them didn't really take to kindly to them. But it torn us to shreds just thinking about giving them to a shelter, picturing them in little cages... it was far more than we could handle.
We decided to name them, and Chole and Teddi just seemed to suit them. To this very day, I still can't believe how lucky we are to have such great cats. But TeddiLynn has become an extension of who I am, a part of me, and everyday, I'm so thankful for finding her.
I can't imagine life without my cats. It would be just to plain to say the least... Anyone with a cat would agree with me. Especially if they share their lives with a black cat, they really are some kind of wonderful.