By Kate Everson
Copyright 2012 Kate Everson
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I never expected the cat to come back.
She had been away for days and it was early spring, so who knew where cats went? If she came back at all, it would be a miracle.
Or at least, that’s what mom said.
“Dahlia won’t be back,” she said in a low tone, looking out the window to the fields beyond. “She’s probably found another home.”
That was typical of my mother. So negative. Why couldn’t she say something more positive, like “Well, maybe she will be back soon, ” or even, “You never know… ”
I couldn’t change my mother. If it was warm outside she would say it was too hot. If there was a nice cool breeze she would complain it was cold on her neck.