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Ari and the Whiskered Stranger

One sunny afternoon, as Ari walked home from school, she spotted a small, grey cat.

Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes leaving school, sunny day, notices a stray cat.

The cat looked lost and hungry, with its fur matted and eyes wide. Ari paused.

Cat appears hungry and lost, Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes stops and observes.

She remembered her teacher saying, 'Help those in need.' She approached the cat slowly.

Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes remembers teacher's advice, approaches the cat.

Offering her hand, Ari let the cat sniff. 'It's ok,' she whispered. The cat blinked.

Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes offers her hand, cat sniffs. First contact made.

Ari smiled gently. 'I'll call you Whiskers.' The cat meowed softly in response.

Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes smiles, names the cat Small, grey cat, bright green eyes, matted fur, cat responds.

She decided to take Whiskers home. 'Don't worry, I'll take care of you,' Ari said.

Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes decides to take Small, grey cat, bright green eyes, matted fur home, reassures the cat.

Ari and Whiskers walked, the cat now purring, nudging Ari's leg as they went.

The bond grows, Small, grey cat, bright green eyes, matted fur purrs and nudges Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes.

At home, Ari gave Whiskers some milk and a cozy blanket to lie on.

Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes provides milk and a blanket for Small, grey cat, bright green eyes, matted fur.

Whiskers looked up with grateful eyes and licked Ari's hand, a thank you.

Grateful Small, grey cat, bright green eyes, matted fur thanks Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes with a lick.

Ari's heart felt full. She knew they would be friends, caring for each other.

Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes feels happy and anticipates friendship.

That night, they curled up together, a girl and her new furry friend, in peace.

Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes and Small, grey cat, bright green eyes, matted fur sleep together, forming a bond.

Ari promised to find Whiskers' home, but if she couldn't, 'You'll be mine,' she said.

Young girl, brown skin, curly black hair, warm brown eyes promises to help Small, grey cat, bright green eyes, matted fur, offers a forever home.

Reflection Questions

  • How do you think Ari felt when she first saw Whiskers?
  • Why is it important to help others, including animals, in need?
  • What would you do if you were in Ari's place and found a lost pet?

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