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Scent of the Morning

The morning's calm deteriorates as soon as Dougie's paws clack on the floorboards. Bessie giggles with delight and begins to grab his tail. Her sister, Hillary---with all the boredom of the disdainful teen---ignores Bessie but scratches Dougie behind his ears. 'Hilly,' says Bessie. 'Come and play with us.' 'Get lost.' Hillary clutches the remote. 'But… Continue reading Scent of the Morning

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Katrina’s Cat

Katrina was sulking. Oliver was yet to notice, so she pushed her lips into a more pronounced pout as she went about her weekend chores. Running the vacuum over the carpet, she noticed scratch marks on the wooden legs of the dining table. 'Bloody cat,' she muttered under her breath and dragged the vacuum nozzle… Continue reading Katrina’s Cat