The Soul Man Gets A Home

Poor sweet baby Soul.  He was the sole survivor of a litter of five.

After I bottle-fed him to adolescence, what was I to do with him?  Sugar offered for Soul to live at his grooming & boarding business.

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Now, that’s a sleepy baby.  I was standing right over him taking his picture.

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He grew bigger, and yet bigger, and learned to play with Errol.

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The mighty jungle cat disguises himself as a peaceful cheetah, and lies in wait for his prey.

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Car E. and Errol inspect the ferocious black panther.

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Errol: “Soul, first you must learn to be stealthy. Soul. Soul! Where did you go?”

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Gerald is worried about the mighty panther. Gerald is worried about almost everything, especially scary storms.

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And the baby grew some more.  Errol taught him how to greet guests and to book appointments.

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Soul: “This appointment book appears to be full.”

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Errol really knows how to greet the clients.

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Soul: “Hello, may I have your nom, I mean *name*, please?”

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One day a lady saw him and fell in love.

She decided to adopt him.

Before she arrived to pick him up, Errol gave him one last going-over.

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Errol: “And don’t forget to wash behind your ears.”

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Errol: “And clean here…”

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Errol: “And don’t forget there…”

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Errol and Soul: “Was that a car door?!”

Soul was swept up and away to his new home.  Errol was sad, but only for a little while, because what seems like the end is really a new beginning.

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6 Responses to “The Soul Man Gets A Home”

  1. Linda T Says:

    I love the animal stories! Especially the happy ending ones.

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  2. Sharon Says:

    Great picture-story, Ruth. I am sure Soul will be happy in his new home.

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    • ruthrawls Says:

      We told the new owner that his feet have never touched the ground (except for that one time at the nature trail), and to please not take him outside and cut him loose. A lot of man (and woman) hours have gone into his upbringing.

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  3. Becky Says:

    Love the happy ending. And I really like Errol’s role in this tale; he’s just so darn helpful to the Soul Man!!

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