Friday Fictioneers: The Neighbor’s Cat

Russell never liked cats. He considered himself a dog person. The people next door had a cat, bothersome thing, was always coming into his yard.

That was another thing he didn’t get about cats, they seemed to be allowed to roam wherever they wanted. Russell’s dog Max, would probably love to visit the neighbors but he wasn’t allowed, and Max was ten times friendlier than their cat.

More than anything Russell hated it when the cat would do his business in his garden. He caught him one day and accidentally shooed him with the shovel. Luckily he happened to be planting potatoes.

PHOTO PROMPT © Connie Gayer

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32 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Neighbor’s Cat

  1. You’re right, I’m not a fan of cats, although there have been cats on the place from time to time. One in particular was name Pestilence. He was true to his name and love to spray the inside of any vehicle he could find with a window down. A passing motorist ended our Pestilence one day. Connie and the kids were sad, but I saw it as a blessing.


    • Thank you Rochelle. Fun prompt!
      I’m taking a Microsoft Word class on Wednesday mornings now and I was writing the story during. Then, of course I had to delete it but what I came home and created, I think, was better.

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  2. Perhaps Russell is just trying to replicate Herr Schrodinger’s scenario, and the cat is, as yet, unharmed, although perhaps also, simultaneously, dead as a proverbial dodo?


  3. ‘Shooed him with the shovel’? Perfect! How I’d love to do a bit of ‘shooing’ to the half dozen and more cats that use my garden beds as their toilet. Fun and funny tale


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