What if I were to tell you that I adopted a 16 year old girl. What if I told you she didn't speak English and her name was Celine. What if I were to tell you she nearly died 3 years later before finally being diagnosed with diabetes. What if I were to tell you that she made a full recovery and was thriving with twice daily insulin injections. What if I were to tell you that I took her for an annual check-up one beautiful summer day and that during the performance of a routine test her thigh bone snapped in two. What if I were to tell you that I'm still haunted by her screams of pain. What if I were to tell you that I was faced with a terrible choice and that she died in my arms that day.
What if I were to tell you that Celine was my beloved cat.
*******I've enrolled in a writing e-course offered by Laurie Wagner that she calls Telling True Stories. I'll be sharing the product of my work here that result from the writing prompts she gives us each week and this is the first of those.