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This is dedicated to any and all woozie and pootie lovers out there and to those that have pets across the spectrum.  I found this years ago on another site with the author unknown but have since been advised that is was a story named CHOICES by Anne Kolaczyk copyrighted February 5, 1998.  Please keep some tissue hanndy and check out beyond the flourish below

The little orange boy stopped.
Behind him, kitties were playing, chasing each other and wrestling in the warm sunshine.
It looked like so much fun, but in front of him, through the clear stillness of the pond's water, he could see his mommy.
And she was crying.
He pawed at the water, trying to get at her, and when that didn't work, he jumped into the shallow water. All that got him was wet and Mommy's image danced away in the ripples.
"Mommy!" he cried. "Is something wrong?" The little orange boy turned around.
CHOICES by Anne Kolaczyk copyrighted February 5, 1998

Originally posted to geekydee on Thu Feb 16, 2012 at 06:38 PM PST.

Also republished by PWB Peeps and DKOMA.

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