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By Helen DePuydt
Saco Stories 

Bringing Up Frisky: The Consequences of a 'Gift Cat'


My three preschoolers and I were waiting for the school bus. Parka-clad Steven maneuvered his way through the bus door, a paper bag held protectively in his arms.

“Whatcha got, Steve?”

“Is it something to eat?”

Kids always thinking of food! We soon knew what it was because food doesn’t meow! With that revelation, my good humor evaporated!

“Steven Robert,” I began in a firm, motherly voice. A child’s full baptismal name was reserved for serious occasions.

“Mom,” Steve explained, “Mr. Thistle’s cat had six kittens. And he was giving them away!” This middle son could...

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