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The Dog Who Thought He was a Cat
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The Dog Who Thought He was a Cat

a childen's story

 

Darrell Bain

 

 

 

CHAPTER ONE

 

Tweedle was a handsome puppy. He was white with black spots and one brown spot on the very tip of his tail. He had large ears, which bent in the middle and flopped over like pancakes that werenít quite done. He was a very small puppy, too, because his mother was a small dog and his father was a small dog.

When Tweedle was first born, he was so little he could have fit into a teacup with room to spare. Tweedle didnít mind, though, because all he was interested in back then was his warm furry mother and the milk she fed him.

Tweedle had a hard life when he was young. What happened was his mother became very sick and had to be rushed to the animal hospital where she stayed for a long, long time. Tweedle never even got to see what his mother looked like, for you see, puppies donít open their eyes until they are three weeks old, and by that time, his mother was already being cared for at the animal hospital. It was also likely that he would never see his father, since he lived down the street at another house.

Tweedle missed his mother very much. He missed being able to snuggle up to her furry body and get warm and comfortable. He also got very hungry, because his mother wasnít there to nurse him. He whimpered in a little puppy voice and crawled around searching for his mother because he was too young to understand that she was gone. His eyes still werenít open and he bumped his little nose time after time because he crawled into objects he couldnít see. He was very sad and lonely and very, very hungry.

Then, just when he thought his little puppy heart would break, he felt a gentle hand lifting him into the air and cuddling him to a warm breast.

"We must feed you milk from a baby bottle," one of the big human persons he lived with said. Her voice was kind and soft like the murmur of a slowly running stream.

"Yes, and we must keep you warm," said the other big human. He had a real deep voice that sounded like waves rolling in from the ocean.

Of course, Tweedle could not see either of the big humans because he still didnít have his eyes open, but they took very good care of him. The big human with the soft voice held him and petted him while he drank his milk from the baby bottle. The big human with the deep voice held him and scratched his ears and rubbed his soft puppy fur before putting him down in a basket lined with warm towels where he slept.

Now Tweedle was happy again, but he still missed his mother.

 

 

The Dog Who Thought He was a Cat Copyright © 1998. Darrell Bain. All rights reserved by the author. Please do not copy without permission.

 

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Author Bio

Darrell Bain is the author of more than three dozen books, in many genres, running the gamut from humor to mystery and science fiction to humorous non-fiction. For the last several years he has concentrated on humor and science fiction, both short fiction, and suspense thrillers.

Darrell served thirteen years in the military as a medic and his two years in Vietnam formed the basis for his first published novel, Medics Wild. Darrell has been writing off and on all his life but really got serious about it only after the advent of computers. He purchased his first one in 1989 and has been writing furiously ever since.

While Darrell was working as a lab manager at a hospital in Texas, he met his wife Betty. He trapped her under a mistletoe sprig and they were married a year later. Darrell and Betty owned and operated a Christmas tree farm in East Texas for many years. It became the subject and backdrop for some of his humorous stories and books.

TTB titles:
Alien Infection
Darrell Bain's World of Books - autobiography
Doggie Biscuit!
Hotline to Heaven
Laughing All the Way
Life on Santa Claus Lane
Mogollon Rim: Seeds of Destruction  PG-13; not suitable for all readers - explicit language.
Savage Survival
Shadow Worlds with Barbara M. Hodges
Strange Valley
Tales from a Christmas Tree Farm
The Dog Who Thought He Was A Cat - Children's story book
The Focus Factor with Gerald Mills
The Melanin Apocalypse
Toppers
Warp Point

Series
Human By Choice with Travis 'Doc' Taylor. Book 1 Cresperian series.
The Y Factor with Stephanie Osborn. Book 2 Cresperian series
The Cresperian Alliance with Stephanie Osborn. Book 3 Cresperian series.

Medics Wild - Prequel to the Williard Bros. Series
Post War Dinosaur Blues - Book 1 of the Williard Bros. Series
Bigfoot Crazy - Book 2 of the Williard Bros. Series

Author web site.

 

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