198 - Sadie Cat Story

My personal retreat is coming up and I want to go in with the right framework for my story about Sadie. I wrote this, but think it may not be the right direction. This intergalactic fantasy stuff is great and all, but I think it pigeonholes me into something I may not want to explore further. Anyway.

There once lived a dog that had a tail of a cat. She wasn’t a cat in disguise. She wasn’t a “confused dog”. She was a normal dog that just happened to also have a tail of a cat. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Her name was Samantha Adelaide Catrell, but her friends called her Sadie Cat. This is one of her stories.

The night sky was brushed with a few clouds and dotted with a handful of stars. It was a very typical night. Suddenly, two of the larger stars began to glow brighter and brighter. They danced around in circles, chasing each other, and then in an instant decided it would be a good idea to smash into one another. What came next was an explosion of rainbow colors and sparkles. At the center of the explosion there was a low rumbling and then five lines of light streaked across the sky in opposite directions.

Unfortunately, Sadie Cat missed this once in a lifetime beautiful display of color. She was, instead, busy drooling in her sleep and snoring the night away. She was likely dreaming about pancakes as that was her favorite breakfast food.

Chapter 1
It was 5:45am. The day had already started without her. Bread was being baked somewhere. Garbage was being collected somewhere else. She could even the birds singing their favorite songs for all to hear.

”KEEP IT DOWN!” Sadie Cat yelled out her open window. “There are animals that are still sleeping!” The birds across the street closed their garage door and stopped their band practice.

”Sorry!” one of the birds yelled back. “We’re just eager because tonight is the...”

She shut the window and dropped out of bed. While her room wasn’t that big, it was still amazing that she was able to get to her bathroom from her bed without opening her eyes. She walked a curvy line around a chair, stepped over a lump of dirty clothes, and ducked underneath a model spaceship that was inconveniently hung right next to the bathroom door.

Sadie Cat splashed some water on her face.