This weeks prompt on Wrtiters Island is Curiosity
He was born too soon. They said he wouldn’t make, but he did.
In his second year he was curious about the big wild world and wandered out of the house and got lost. He was missing for days and was given up for lost. But a few weeks later he appeared again as if nothing had happened.
When he was three he wondered if he could fly. He leapt out of very high tree, discovered he couldn’t, but somehow landed on his feet.
As a four year old he was a little adventurous. He thought he could chase dogs. But he was wrong, and one day a dog turned on him. He was badly mauled but eventually he pulled through.
His is fifth year was quite a difficult one. He was unwell for months after sampling some tasty looking rat poison on a neighbours farm. We were told to expect the worst but against all odds he recovered.
Six years old and enjoying independence. He would walk down the street, head in the air, king of everything he surveyed. But one day he was wondered what it was like on the other side of the street and walked in front of a car. How he survived we’ll never know.
When he was seven he should have known better. We’ll never know why he decided to attack a little bird which was sitting on a ledge outside an open window – two stories up!
He was eight years old when he decided to investigate the inside of a clothes dryer. Unfortunately he was fast asleep on a pile of warm damp clothes when it was switched on! But he was spotted just in time and jumped out dizzy and hot, but unharmed!
He was a typical nine year old and simply had to explore. That was fine until one day he went down a fox hole and got stuck. It was days before a gamekeeper came across him and set him free.
He would have been ten this year. He wanted to know how it felt to swim. He discovered too late that he couldn’t. His curiosity eventually killed him.
Now, all we have to remember him by is a mound of soil between some flowers in the garden, with a little cross made from a couple of bits of wood sticking out of the top. A little plaque simply says ‘Casper our Curious Cat’