Every two years Zeke, Anthony, Joe, and Benjamin got together for a week-long camping trip at the lake. One of the highlights of the trip was story-time around the bonfire. Each bear would tell a story about something that had happened to them during the previous two years, based on a given topic. This year’s topic is “Chance Encounter With Another Species”. It was Zeke’s turn to go first.
My encounter was only a few weeks ago. I was wandering around, looking for berries. I heard a small rustling in one of the bushes. Whatever it was, it had to be small. I couldn’t figure out what kind of little animal wouldn’t be afraid of a bear, especially a full-size size male. Whatever it was, there were berries on the bush and I didn’t want to share them with whatever it was.
So I pushed the bush out of the way. I couldn’t believe what was down there. It was a tiny kitten! How would a kitten get there? It was terrified. I didn’t want to scare it anymore, so I sat down. After a while, she stopped shaking and came over to sniff me. I didn’t know what to do. She looked up at me and meowed.
She was so cute. I reached out a paw and patted her. That was all it took. She started to purr. She climbed into my paw. I put her on my lap. She fell asleep almost immediately. She must have felt safe.
What should I do? I didn’t know anything about kittens. Where was her family? I couldn’t leave her in the woods, but where would she go?
I guess I shouldn’t have worried. When she woke up, she climbed up onto my shoulder. I couldn’t reach her, so I went home. I figured she would go back to her home from there. She climbed down in the den and started to look around. She had no intention of leaving.
I had no idea what to do. I went to Cheri, a lady raccoon I know. She looked a little bit like a cat, so I thought she might know. Cheri said it wasn’t safe to make the kitten leave. She told me that she would find some milk to feed the kitten.
To make a long story short, Kitty decided to adopt me. She follows me everywhere. I think she might think she’s a bear. I taught her how I get insects. Somehow, she learned how to hunt, so she’s eating well. We go to the river together to drink.
She sleeps with me. That took a little getting used to. I was afraid I’d roll over and crush her. She decided that sleeping on me is safest. I think she feels safe with me. I’ve gotten used to having her around and would miss her if she left.
Joe: Where is Kitty now?
Zeke (embarrassed): I brought a blanket for her to sleep in while I’m with you guys.
Benjamin: She’s here? When do we get to meet her?
Zeke: I didn’t know if you’d want to. I’ll bring her to breakfast. She’ll feel better staying with me.
Next week: Anthony’s story.
Pictures courtesy of Google Imag
19 thoughts on “The Biennial Bears’ Bonfire”
Holy heck! Cats and bears can be friends? 😱
I had no idea until I looked for pictures. I thought it was going to be totally fiction
I have seen cats become friends with many different species, including dolphins.
More proof that cats are pawsome. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Wow! Zeke! You are taking such good are of the kitten. I am so proud of you!
Thank you. She’s pretty cute
Awww…that is such a sweet story.
Great story hurry up next week.x😻💜🐾🐟🌈
what a great storee this week guyz !! we iz lookin for werd ta de next install mint 🙂
Cats and bears pretty amazing!
They’re both so cute
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Aww…such a sweet and awwdorable story. Loved the pictures too. I think you made furriends for a lifetime, Zeke😸Extra Pawkisses🐾😽💞
Thank you. I hope so
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