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The Furry Little Face In The Loading Dock
By Mr. Ed
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Last edited: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.
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My Fourth Submission To 'The Great Animal Rescue Chase'
I often wonder if it’s chance or fate that leads me to the homeless animals I meet; and today, I still wonder about the day I first met the furry little face in the loading dock.
I was driving through an industrial area one early autumn morning searching for a lost dog when I happened to stop near an old loading dock behind a factory. As I glanced towards it, a tiny black and white face suddenly peeked out, and then it vanished as quickly as it had appeared.
I got out of my truck, approached the loading dock, and peered inside. I couldn’t see or hear anything inside it, but I decided to leave a can of cat food there. I drove off, and when I returned later that day, my food offering had been gratefully devoured. And the tiny furry face that I had seen peeking out of it earlier that day had already been etched into my mind.
I soon started visiting that old loading dock quite often after that first day of discovery, leaving food and water there, and the tiny black and white kitten inside it very quickly began to recognize the sound of my truck’s engine. The cute furry little face inside would eagerly peek out as I approached, and the feline it belonged to would soon eagerly hop down, gratefully eat dinner, and then just as quickly vanish back into the safety of her deep dark hole.
Winter was now rapidly approaching, and the days and nights were rapidly becoming much colder, so I began worrying more and more about the plight of this loading dock kitten. When I would make a food delivery, I would now often bring an old towel or blanket with me, and I would shove it deep inside her hiding place.
I also spoke to a factory employee about this loading dock resident and I soon learned that a feral female had given birth under the dock, and then had quickly disappeared. I also learned that all of her other kittens had perished, and that the furry little face I was now feeding was the sole survivor.
This news saddened me greatly, and I soon decided to catch Furry Little Face and give her a chance at a better life. I managed to trap her on a snowy February evening, and I whisked her off to my vet’s office to be spayed and vaccinated.
When I brought her home my spouse quickly fell in love with her, and she immediately named her ‘Valentina’ since she had noticed a heart-shaped pattern on her back, and it just happened to be Valentine’s Day.
Today, our little Valentina, the former furry little face in the loading dock is one happy and loving little feline. She is also now the best friend and surrogate mother of every other frightened, orphaned kitten that we’ve found and brought home since. They all love her immensely, as do my spouse and I, and she truly is a wonderful addition to our family.
I often wonder if it’s chance or fate that leads me to the homeless animals I meet, but whichever one it is, I’m extremely grateful that I met the furry little face in the loading dock.

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Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 2/10/2012
I believe that life has a way of putting us exactly where we need to be.
Reviewed by Nguyễn Nhựt (Reader) 10/17/2011
thanks for sharing
Reviewed by J Howard 9/17/2011
for my money...chance meetings are always by design-
thanks for sharing-
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 9/16/2011
Charming story!
~Mr. Ed~
For in the giving is
always the receiving!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 9/14/2011
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/14/2011
Heart touching Ed, I love those fury little creatures. Bless you.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/14/2011
Heartwarming story, Ed; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/14/2011
Cute story as always...e
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 9/14/2011
Neat little story, Ed. You give animals a chance to live a better life. I do admire you for it.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/14/2011
Heartwarming!!! And there's no doubt in my mind a greater power has you by the hand, Ed! Thank goodness for people like you!


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