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Ezio lounged lazily on the living room floor wondering what all the commotion was from within the box nearby. He saw his sister stuffed inside only moments ago but wasn’t too concerned about the outcome. Boxes were fun!

A moment or two later the front door opened and two giants he’d never seen before entered. They hugged his person and then promptly scooped him up from his nap. The female giant was smiling at him and kissing him. This was nice! He liked people. But then, after only a few seconds he was being carried toward the door, and then everything was very bright. His fight or flight instinct awoke and he was ready to get back into the comfort of his home. But the grip on him was too strong and soon he was inside a different house. But this one was much smaller and none of his brothers or sisters were there. He was passed from the female giant to the male giant and they cooed lovingly to him.

But he wanted to run. He needed to run! He sprang deeper into the house and found another box to hide in. And just as he was starting to catch his breath the house woke up! It growled loudly and started moving. He cried out in fear. Why is the house moving? Where is it taking me?

He looked back toward the giants that stole him so abruptly from his home. The man was smiling at him and reached back to scratch his head.

Ezio did not know whether to purr or to bite. So, instead, he sat there and cried. He cried and cried and cried. But the never took him back home again. He was being kidnapped!

It felt like an eternity in this moving house before it finally came to a stop. It stopped growling and went back to sleep. And now the giants were picking him up again and carrying him somewhere. The male giant held him tightly and rushed him into a new house. When he was finally put down onto the floor he discovered there was a bowl of water with a bowl of food right next to it. And in the opposite corner was a small bathroom was placed for him. The two giants sat down in front of a closed door.

Now he understood: he wasn’t being kidnapped. He had been adopted!


My husband, Rob, and Ezio only moments after coming to his forever home.

This post has been submitted to February 2014 NaBloPoMo. NaBloPoMo is a month-long challenge to post once a day on your blog, hosted by Blogher. Each month has its own theme. February’s theme is “perspective.” This post is in response to the prompt to describe your home through the eyes of your pet.