Carolyn woke up early. She sat up in her bed. Something
wasn't right. Then she realized what had
awakened her so early.
There was an unfamiliar sound. She listened
closely and realized it
was coming from outside. She climbed out of bed
and slipped into
her robe and slippers. Looking out of her window
she spotted a
small kitten near the tree outside her window. She
watched it for
a few moments, but it didn't move. It looked so small
standing beside the big oak tree. The kitten seemed to be
"I wonder where you came from," she murmured to herself.
Carolyn could hear her mother in the kitchen.
She walked down the
stairs and said to her mother, "Mom, look outside.
There's a kitten
in our yard. I'm going outside."
"I'll go with you," her mom replied. Together they walked
the back yard. The kitten was still
there, standing by the oak
tree. To Carolyn the quiet meows seemed to be
calling to her. It
seemed as though the helpless kitten was asking her
to help him.
She picked him up and held him in her arms.
She'd always wanted
a kitten. It was so soft and warm. She wondered if
would let her keep him.
"Let's take him inside and find him something to eat,"
Mom said. "I'll make a few calls and see if we can
see where he
came from. He certainly looks like he's looking for a
Carolyn smiled to herself. Maybe she'd get to keep the