I wake up February 7th 2035 to the sound of my screaming baby girl. I make my way through the darkness to get to her before my husband wakes up. I pick her up gently and rock her soothingly so she will fall back asleep. After that I go lay back down but can’t fall asleep, so I get up to get the day started.
I walk into the kitchen quietly, knowing I have to start cooking waffles, the kid’s favorite meal. I hear a yell from downstairs, I answer “what” and I see my other daughter Lily walking into the kitchen. I say good morning sleepy head and she smiles that cute smile of hers. I feel a soft kiss on my cheek and turn around to my smiling husband Lucas.
He swoops me and Lily into a big hug and I say” could you start helping with waffles”. Lucas goes busy to cooking breakfast, so I silently go get my work clothes and head to the bathroom. I change and brush my tangly haired mess. Before I make it down the hall I hear Carla cry, so I turn back around and go take her from out of her crib. I check her diaper and surprisingly it’s nice and clean.
I take her into the kitchen, set her in her highchair and swoop Lily into her chair. I get two saucers out for the girls and two plates for me and Lucas. Lily screams “DADDY” all of a sudden and Lucas turns around to see what’s wrong. Lily finishes her sentence by saying “I want lots of syrup on my waffle”. Lucas smiles and brings our plates over with waffles piled on top. He grabs the syrup and pours what seemed like a mountain of syrup on Lily’s waffle.
After we’re done eating I check my watch and realize it’s almost time for work, I tell Lucas the good news before walking out the door, ” Hun guess what I’m getting paid $50.00 an hour now”. Lucas smiles and says “that’s great” and plants another kiss on my cheek.
I walk into work and I instantly feel everybody’s moods change. Everybody is happy when I’m there because I do so well with their pets. I call out the name of my first patient “Chico”. I instantly see a sturdy woman stand tall. Standing with a little chihuahua in her arms with it’s leg lifeless. I tell her to come this way, I lead her into an office. I tell her to set him down on this table so I can weigh him.” 6 pounds, he’s nice and good on weight” I say.
Then I examine his leg, I can tell right away it’s broken so I tell the woman I will take an X-ray to see how badly it’s broken. I show her the X-ray and tell her it can be fixed. The woman smiles and says “Thank you so much Doc” I nod and get to work. I put the mask over Chico’s face and he falls asleep. I get to work on his leg. 1 hour later I’m finally done with his surgery.
“He’s nice and fixed and ready to go home. Just give this medication to him once a day”. “Ok” the woman says and leaves after paying. I check my watch again 5 hours later. I realize it’s almost time to head home so I close up the vet office and drive to my quiet, small home. Since I live in the country there isn’t that many people there so it’s pretty quiet. I stayed in Ohio and now live on Stump Run Rd the same road my parent’s live on.
I drive up the driveway and hurry into the house, Lily comes screaming “MOMMY,MOMMY,MOMMY”. I swoop her up into an embracing hug and settle her back to the ground. I yell to Lucas and tell him I’m home, then out of nowhere he jumps out of the closet with a bouquet of flowers. I run over to him and give him a big hug.
Then he whispers something in my ear “what are we going to get Lily for her 6th birthday?” I gasp and say “I totally forgot!”. Lucas says ”calm down it’s ok her birthday is in a week and I got decorations today”. I ask Lily “what do you want for your birthday?”. The answer we got shocked me and Lucas both. “A KITTY CAT”
We had to do something we couldn’t just not get her anything. We exchanged glances and I told him “we have to go get one and keep it in our room until her birthday”. He nods and asks Lily “what color? “BLACK” is her reply. So we get Lily and Carla and strap them into their carseats. Then we head down the road to my mom’s house.
We drop them off and I say “thanks mom” she says “no problem”. Then we go to the nearest pound and we ask the people if they have any black cats. They say “we have one left” so we say thanks and go find this birthday present. We turn to another kennel and we see this black kitten, sleeping. We smile and tell the pound owners “we are going to get this one”.
We adopt the cat and the pound owners give us a litter box, litter, two bowls and cat food. We head back to our house and open our big closet up. We set the bowls and litter box down inside and filled the litter box with litter. Then we set the cat inside the closet and went to go fill the water bowl and cat food bowl to the rim. We come back and set the food and water bowl back down for the cat.
We go to the kitchen and start decorating. We admire our work for a second, and just stare off into space. Lucas breaks the silence and snaps me out of my daydream. He says to me “Our kids have grown so fast already”. “I know ” is what I say in reply.
We decide to go get the kids and when we arrive home Lily is so happy. A week later we are preparing for Lily’s 6th birthday. I am anxious to see the look on lily’s face when she sees the cat. “Cake time”! Lucas shouts at all the kids. Then like a herd of elephants they all come barreling through the house screaming “cake yay!”.
After cake and almost all presents I tell Lily to close her eyes tight and no peeking. Then I walk up stairs and put the kitten in one of Lily’s present bags and take it downstairs. I hand Lily the present and the look on her face is priceless. She jumps up and down with her kitten and hugs it so tight I thought she was going to kill it.
Since Carla is only 1 we won’t be celebrating her birthday till next year. Lily decides to name the cat Fluffy. Well I guess that wraps it up thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed my story.