Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Love and Safety Playing Second Fiddle by Fluffy

by Fluffy
From the Sarah Blair Series
by Debra H. Goldstein

I love being a second fiddle. Considering I spent a good part of my life hiding in yards and scrounging for food, it took me awhile to trust Mr. Rogers, the man who kept putting food and water out for me. I was scared to get near him for fear he might hurt me. He never did. He just kept patiently trying to entice me to him.



Ironically, it took something happening to him to make me forget about myself and race to lick his face. Do you know what he did? He gently cuddled me and made me feel safe. Here I was trying to tell him I cared, and he turned the tables on me.



While I was with him, he treated me well. When he couldn’t take care of me anymore, I was frightened what might happen to me. I’d gotten used to being loved.



Well, Mr. Rogers didn’t let me down. He and his friend, Maybelle, found me a home with her daughter, Sarah Blair. Sarah already had a cat who ruled the roost, but Sarah opened her house and heart to me. RahRah, the cat, proved to be an okay guy, if I stayed in my place. I don’t have a problem with that. Playing second fiddle to RahRah still means I get lots of love from Sarah and you know, thanks to Sarah and RahRah (and Mr. Rogers when I see him), I always feel safe.



In your life, what makes you feel safe or loved? Leave a comment to win a copy of Two Bites Too Many, the book with me, Fluffy, sharing the cover with RahRah.

30 comments:

  1. Love your story, Fluffy! My cats make me feel loved. Pets are the best. mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. No question, and I'm particularly warm and loving

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  2. My grandson calls cats RahRah. He has two that he carries around - Andrew RahRah and Blue RahRah
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. He needs a copy of One Taste Too Many so he can carry the cover around with him and simply point to RahRah

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  3. My home makes me feel safe and loved. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. Bogie, my lovable dog makes me feel loved and cherished. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. When I am with my grandchildren it gives me a wonderful feeling of being loved. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Me, too. I also like the way their respective dogs are so gentle with them. They take actions from the little ones that would never be tolerated by an adult.

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  6. My family, especially my husband.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. And it isn't even Valentine's day... that's love!

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  7. My kitty makes me feel loved. turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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    1. Sarah Blair, in my books, feels that way, too. There's something very comfortable about her holding her cat.

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  8. Nothing quite like fur babies for unconditional love.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  9. Security system on the house and firearms that are kept in a safe place! tWarner419@aol.com

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  10. My husband and my 3 cats.
    gnluciow (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. Being with my hubby and pup. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  12. My home and neighborhood, and my family. lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. My home for sure. It's my sanctuary.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  14. My family and our Siberian husky.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  15. Fluffy's story made me tear up.I've always believed my purpose in life is to rescue as many strays as possible. I grew up unloved & unwanted, and feel that gives me a special connection with strays. And I want them all to feel loved & wanted.
    Our beautiful little apt.& my hubby & fur baby make me feel secure in life.
    Thanks for the chance to try your series.
    cameronbarbara@ymail.you know the rest��

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    1. I hope you now feel loved and wanted... sounds like your fur babies and hubby do that for you... as do your friends in the reading community.

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  16. My husband makes me feel safe and loved. We have been married 30 years and he is a real "macho" man. He is SO protective of me and our daughter. bentleyboy22(at)comcast(dot)net

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  17. I'm sure you give him the same safely sheltered feeling.

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  18. This was a tough one.... so many good answers... but the random winner of Two Bites Too Many is Petite. An email will be sent to Petite, to get an address. Thank you for participating.

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