Humans are wird: protective instinct
This is a follow up to my story Humans are wird:getting a cat.
Zhaxu looked down at Milli. Ze didn’t care that she was missing one eye and half a ear. Ze thought she was the most beautiful cat in the world.
“Are you ready for the party?” human-Jesper asked. “Are you sure Milli will be ok in the room?” Zhaxu asked anxiously.
“Well let me see” human-Jasper said with a humorous glimpse in his eyes.
“Does she have her food, her snack, the new toy you got her and the litter box? ”
“Yes” Zhaxu replied seriously “and her favorite pillow. ”
“In that case I think she will be fine and if you like we can se if she wants to join the party when all the guests have arrived and things have calmed down a bit”.
A few hours later Zhhxu quietly snuck into ze room to snuggle a bit with Milli. All the guests were nice except Birgitta. She was looking at ze funny and ze just knew she didn’t like ze.
“What are you doing to that cat?” It was Birgitta and she sounded really angry. Zhaxu felt extremely small, when she glared at ze and walked into the room with brisk steps.
“Oh my god” she yelled with an outraged voice “you hurt it. Give it to me” she screamed and ripped Milli out of ze lap.
Milli reacted with a enraged scream, then she hissed loudly and scratch Birgitta and bit her.
Birgitta dropped her and suddenly human-Jesper was in the room.
“What is going on?” he’s voice boomed through the room.
“I caught it with your cat” Birgitta screamed, “just look at what it did to that poor cat.”
“What are you babbling about” human-Jesper said in an astonished voice.
“He didn’t do anything to the cat except love it and anyway it’s his cat not mine!”
“Ridiculous” Birgitta spat out. “That thing can’t own a cat it will kill the poor thing.”
“That thing is a child” human-Jesper said to clenched teeth. He sounded infuriated, “and you should leve before I say something I might regret later”.
“You are choosing that thing over me??!” Birgitta sounded stunned.
“That’s it” human-Jasper said “GET OUT! you do not come in to MY house and insult MY guests”.
Birgitta looked at the seething Jesper and quickly ran out af the room.
“Oh no” Zhaxu felt miserable and so immensely tiny. “I’m sorry” ze whispered.
“About what?” human-Jesper said in a gentle voice.
“I made you yell at your friend.” Zhaxu was distraught, human-Jesper had been so nice to ze and now ze had made him lose a friend.
Zhaxu became almost colorless so devastated was ze feeling.
“Now there” said human-Jesper, “you have nothing to be sorry for. I would never have let that woman into my home, if I had known she would say mean things to you.”
“Come on now, who is my favorite little squid in the whole world?”
“ I am” said Zhaxu and felt a little better.
“But what if she’s right?”
“Right about what?” sounded human-Jespers sister from the door.
“About me being a bat cat owner.” Zhaxu said dispirited.
“HA! What does She know, She never had a pet in her life!” Human-Jespers sister sounded extremely confident.
“And let me tell you something, I know the lady who runs the animal shelter and she is remarkably fussy about who gets to adopt her cats. That tells me that you are a first-rate cat owner, in fact the only thing that cat has to worry about is being spoiled to death.”
Zhaxu was lost for words. You could spoil a cat to death?
But then human-Jesper laught. “It’s just an expression. Don’t worry. Milli had a bit af a rough life before you got her. She deserves to be spoiled.”
Zhaxu felt even better after that.
“Come” human-Jesper said “let’s go back to the party. I made cake for you.” Zhazu took human-Jaspers hand.
“Human-Jesper,” Zhaxu whispered, when they walked down to the living room. “Ze is not really a he. ” “I know” human-Jesper said with a wink, “but I was afraid that explaining that little fact would make Birgittas narrow minded little head explode”.
Later that night Zhaxu laid in ze bed. Ze was so delighted in spite of Birgitta. All the other guests had been appalled at Birgitta and they made him feel very welcome. Ze was also still human-Jespers favorite squid and ze was a good cat owner. Tomorrow ze would play with Milli and perhaps ze could make her some new toys, after all human-Jesper had said, that she deserved to be spoiled!Source crasybirdlady