g-NAts: Another Daily Recovery Message Novella explores the lives of seven people of struggling to get clean and sober. Their stories give rise to daily messages meant to inspire, commiserate, give hope, and challenge people struggling with addiction, or even life in general. An excerpt follows:
Cat and mouse
“I did something I shouldn’t have done,” Hoodie said, smiling. “I stole Nora’s cat.”
“Is that what the kids are calling it these days?” Mike asked.
Hoodie laughed. “No! I stole her cat. You know, a cat – a grown kitten. He looked skinny and there was no food in his dish. Nora said he ran out of cat food, but she let him outside to hunt mice. I told Nora I’d take the cat, but she wanted to sell him to me. That was Saturday. Sunday morning I went to her apartment, opened the door and the cat came to me.”
“Awww,” Barb purred. “What’s the cat’s name?”
“Mouse,” Hoodie said with a chuckle. “I gave Mouse to Kitty. She just loves him.”
“So now he’s Kitty’s cat, Mouse,” Barb pointed out.
“I feel bad about stealing Mouse, but I doubt Nora will miss him. If she does, I’ll have to pay her, and I know what she’ll do with the money,” Hoodie said with a sigh.
Today I will accept doing the right thing can bring complications.