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The Whitehurst Diary: Raising Willis the Cat
A read-aloud cat story with a moral, though we don't deign to say what the moral is. Whether your philosophy is Garfieldian or Odiean - and we realize this is a polarizing, divisive story, sure to inflame passions - we hope you'll read it with an open mind, consider the evidence, and render an innocent verdict, as the editors' did, in favor of Willis the Cat
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By Sharon Whitehurst
Willis the Barn Cat is a companion on our morning rounds. After visiting the gardens, feeding Pebbles the horse, we gathered on the front porch to enjoy bagels with home made cherry jam.
Son-in-law Matt spotted Willis who had clambered into the branches of the pussywillow tree and taken up a position on top of the bluebird house.
Jim promptly strode down the yard with a slender switch in hand to scold Willis away from the distraught bluebirds.
Willis sauntered to the big rock by the path, took a sip of rainwater from the bowl of the rock and flopped nonchalantly into the moist hollow to practice his most innocent expression.
A fence around the birdhouse is planned.
This story was posted on 2011-04-24 12:32:57
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