Doc's Memoirs: Tramp the cat takes the long way home (Feb. 1, 2023)


February 1, 2023

“Slow down a minute, Ralph,” Jan said as she watched the old cat on the edge of Pleasant Valley Bridge in Sweet Home.

“Turn here,” Jan said, pointing at the bridge.

Ralph turned and headed across.

“Stop. Stop right here. That cat needs some help.”

Jan almost jumped out of the car before it came to a full stop, crouching and calling softly to the cat. “Here, kitty, kitty,” she said as she stretched out her hand and made a couple of short, shuffled steps toward the dusty old tabby.

The cat hesitated for a moment as if trying to decide if he should run or not. But there was so...

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