It was Saturday night about eight thirty. My
five-year-old sister Jessica, my eight-year-old brother Jose, and I were
all watching funny movies and eating buttery crunchy popcorn and cotton
candy that was fluffy as a cloud when my mom interrupted and asked me to
take out trash.
While I was walking towards the trashcan outside, I heard a loud
I didn't know what was out there. It was very late. I wanted to see what
was there, so I got closer and closer, but then my mom called me to get
inside because there was more blue cotton candy. After a while, I
started to worry about what I heard. I fell asleep after a while. The
next morning, I went to check outside. A little kitten was on the back
of a car.
I took the kitten inside on a little table on which my sister plays. It
was cold. The collar said Jingles. When I was watching TV, it started to
purr. When my mom came home, I asked her if I could have a cat for a few
days. “Only for a few days,” she replied. I took Jingles out to play and
walk, but they were putting out flyers. When I checked, they were
looking for a cat named Jingles. I tied Jingles to a pole that had
spikes like a thorny rose and looked at the flyer. When I looked back,
Jingles was gone. It seemed like she had disappeared into thin air. I
looked and looked, but nobody saw a cat with a sky blue collar. When I
was walking home from school, some of the flyers were taken down. I
looked at the flyer and ran. I was looking for the address that was on
the flyer. When I got there, a little girl named Katie opened the door.
“Who are you?” she asked in a loud voice. “I’m Katie, by the way,” she
“I’m Mariana. I’m looking for a cat about ten inches long,” I said in a
shy voice. We were talking about Jingles getting a new home, but she
disagreed. She wanted Jingles to herself.
“No, it’s not fair. You left her in the back of a car with no food or
something to drink. It’s a kitten,” I replied in a higher tone.
“I’m the princess here. I rule, OK?” she shouted in my ear. In my head I
thought “DRAMA QUEEN.” She gave Jingles back, but only because she
didn’t have her papers so that she could prove she was hers. On the way
home, I began to sneeze. My mom asked why I was sneezing. I sneezed all
day and night. In the morning, my mom woke me up so that we could go to
the doctor. When we got there, we waited for about ten minutes. The
doctor asked if it had an animal that had thick fur. “Yes, I have a
kitten,” I replied. He said I had to get rid of the kitten because she
would make the problem worse.
When we got home, I got Jingles’ things ready to go. My mom dropped me
off by Katie’s house to return Jingles. I knocked and gave her back.
Before I left, she shouted, “Wait, we could share Jingles if you want.”
My face lit up with joy. I was so excited and happy. I felt full of joy
nothing else. Now we were best friends.