S: BlackJack Moves to Paradise - Van Eugene White
FC: BlackJack Moves to Paradise | By Van Eugene White
1: Meet BlackJack the Cat. He is a beautiful solid black cat. He has a tale to tell of his life with his Human Best Friend.
2: BlackJack's story begins ... My Human Best Friend did a thing called rescuing and adopting me. Then he took me to my new home in the country!
3: At my new home was Toby, a big but friendly dog. I tried to show him who was boss by swatting at his tail! But it didn't work.
4: Living in the country means living outside the city limits with lots of open land, planting gardens and other animals!
5: Also, in the country are ponds with blue waters surrounded by pine trees. There are roses with sweet smells!
6: At my new home, I got to look out the window, watch the sunrise, play at the pond and take long naps...
7: When the weather got cold it started to snow. It fell from the sky and was sticking on Toby's fur and my fur...
8: One day there were boxes and suitcases everywhere. My Human Best Friend was doing a thing called packing! He even packed the tools in the work trailer. He picked me up, put me in the truck and said we had to go... I'm not sure what he meant but I would soon find out!
9: Hello! to a place called Sunny South Florida! | So... Goodbye Sweet Home Alabama...
10: This Sunny South Florida ... | Is REALLY different!
11: The skies are very blue! The ponds have houses around them, and... sometimes alligators! There are exotic flowers and the streets are lined with palms... not pines!
12: New Dogs! Loonie Lola... Deuce, he barks at everything! | New Cats! Dakota, she's the oldest... | and Fat Fred!
13: Old Dakota... she sleeps most of the time.... | At first, Fat Fred and myself had to prove who's the boss... | I got the upper hand.... | Now we are the best of buddies!
14: Deuce and Loonie Lola never know which way they want to go and they have to smell everything! | When they're not looking, I get in their Castles... I think they're just cages.
15: And some of the animals.... they're not even alive! They tried to fool me with a fake mouse... And Fat Fred's Friend... you guessed it.. not alive.. but I just don't know how to tell him..
16: Then there is this thing called the Holiday Season... | Thanksgiving and Christmas... with all kinds of strange items on the floors and on the furniture....
17: So, why do they have to get us dressed up?! Everybody smiles and laughs... but I don't see what is so funny!
18: At first, I was not too sure about this new place..
19: Now?! Well... it is different... but, it is a great place to call HOME! And the best part... I can take long naps!