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Tabitha Fits In
By Trish Hubschman
Zip! Zoom! Wee! I’m flying. Okay, well, I’m really jumping but I’m having a ball doing it, hopping from the top of the dog’s cage, landing on the exercise bike, then taking a flying leap over the big dog.
“Hey, cut that out,” Cookie shouts. “What do you think you’re doing?”
“I’m just having fun,” I reply.
“Well, do it someplace else. You’re making me nervous.”
He’s at least a hundred times bigger than me and he’s afraid of me? Oh shucks, that kind of makes me feel bigger, but it’s silly.
I’m the new kitten around here. The humans brought me home a few days ago from the shelter. Little Janie picked me out over everybody else, said I was the prettiest of them all and I can meow really loud.
“Don’t you want to play?” I ask. Hey, I’m only a baby. That’s what I do.
“Sure,” Cookie says. “Can you toss a Frisbee? We can play fetch. I’m good at that”
I stand at attention. “I didn’t mean dog stuff. Let’s play cat gamews – like fly or I can swat your tail.” That was another fun game of mine. I’d sneak up behind Cookie and hit his tail. He’d jump, look at me then get up and move away.
He wrinkles his nose. “First of all, dogs can’t fly. Cats can’t either. And second, leave my tail alone.” He tucks it beneath him so I can’t get to it.
Okay, I’ll leave his tail alone…for now, but why was it that everyone else always had to be right around here? If I want to fly, I’ll fly.
“Hey, you two, who’s making all the noise in here?” Queen Chauncey calls out, walking into the room. I’m pretty sure we woke her up from her nap. Nobody told me the rules around here, but I think she’s the boss.
“He is,” I say.
“She is,” he says too, at the same time as me.
“Well, keep it down. I’m trying to sleep,” Chauncey tells us and marches off.
I look at Cookie, wanting to ask a big question. “is she your mom?”
Cookie squints his eyes at me, then looks down at himself, checking to make sure. “I’m a dog, she’s a cat.”
He didn’t answer my question. “So, is she your mom?”
Sighing, he put his head down on his paws. “Yeah, I guess she is, but she’s okay.”
He looks yummy all stretched out, inviting, I can’t resist. I climb onto his back and lay down on top of him, putting my head against his fur. “I like being part of this family, you know. We’re a family, aren’t we, you, me and Chauncey She can be my mom too.”
He looks over his shoulder at me, his eyes warm, his ears twitching. “Don’t forget little Janie and the adult humans. They took us in and gave us a good home. They made us a family.”
Now I’m excited. I hop off his back and start dancing around, meowing as loudly as I can. Cookie jumps up too, barking and dancing. We both laugh.
“I thought I told you two to cut down on the noise,” Chauncey says.
Cookie looks straight at her. “we’re happy. Don’t you want to be happy with us?”
“Why?” she asks, cranky because she doesn’t like being disturbed when she’s sleeping. Cookie told me she does that a lot.
“Because we’re a family,” I shout. “And you’re the mother, our mother?”
Chauncey smiles. I must have said something she liked.
“Hey, join the fun and stop sleeping so much,” Cookie tells her.
She waves her pretty white paw. We think she’s going to turn around and leave but instead she comes further into the room. “Okay, I can always take a nap later. I’m part of this family too. Did you say I’m the mother?” she asks, and I nod. “Mmm, that sounds good.”
I can’t help it. I giggle. Now we’re going to have fun.
MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND HER WORK…
JUST PUBLISHED: the prequel to the Tracy Gayle mystery series
by Trish Hubschman
Available in e-book and print from Amazon and Smashwords.
Details, cover image, link to a free text sample, and purchasing links: https://www.dldbooks.com/hubschman/
Tidalwave’s tour bus bursts into flames while the band is relaxing on the beach. The band’s leader, Danny Tide, hires private detective Tracy Gayle to do some discreet investigation into the matter. She’s joining the band on tour as security chief. The arsonist is discovered, but much deeper, more dangerous things come to light as well: an assault, an attempted murder, and then two murders. Tracy is faced with far more than she bargained for, and her stint with the band goes further than just that summer tour. She is fully determined to protect America’s favorite rock and roll heartthrob, and they become the best of friends along the way.
About the Author
Trish Hubschman and her husband, Kevin, along with their dog, Henry, recently moved to Northern Pennsylvania. They formerly lived on Long Island, New York. Trish is a graduate of Long Island University’s Southampton Campus and has a Bachelor’s degree in English-Writing. She is the author of the popular Tracy Gayle mystery series, Stiff Competition and Ratings Game. Tidalwave is the eagerly awaited prequel to the series. For more information about Trish’s three books, please visit her website, linked to above.