The Christmas Wish
The prompt for today is Christmas Wish. I live in the country and see a lot of different animals in my yard. I imagine they would like to come in my warm house.
The Christmas Wish
Jenna looked in through the window at the cozy fire and brightly lit tree inside. She watched the cat curled up on the soft chair and the dog chew on his big juicy bone. Did they know how lucky they were? The little fox with the fluffy red tail moved closer to the house. She heard music and smelled good things to eat. “This is Christmas! “She thought. She had heard about Christmas. The little gray mouse said it was a great time for crumbs. The racoons with their black masks washed their hangs as they told her about turkey bones and left-over potatoes, they would find in the garbage cans. The squirrel talked excitedly of his plans to steal some nuts as he scurried past her. Jenna’s stomach growled. She was hungry, but that wasn’t why she stared in the window on that night. Jenna had a different Christmas wish. She wanted to be in the house. She wanted to curl up on the soft chair as the children sang and the woman rubbed her fur.
Jenna watched the dogs playing in the yard. She tried to run the way they did but her run was always more of a hop. She tried to bark like a dog but it always sounded like she was crying. “Silly Jenna! Why do you want to be a dog?” The old owl bent her head to the side to look at her. “A fox is a wonderful thing to be! A dog can’t screech like a fox can.” Jenna watched as the dogs crashed through the special door and disappeared into the house.
The cat walked proudly outside. Her soft padded feet making no noise as she surveyed the yard. Jenna tried to say hi, but the cat walked away without giving her another glance and went back into the house. Jenna tried to walk across the snow like the cat, but she was distracted by the sound of the rabbit that hopped past. “Hello Rabbit! Merry Christmas! Do I look like a cat?” Rabbit stopped for a minute and thought. “Why do you want to be a cat? A fox is a wonderful thing to be. Cats can’t jump like a fox can.” With that, the rabbit hopped away.
Jenna looked in the window of the house. Today was Christmas and she had to try to get her wish. The family was asleep. The cat was stretched out on a pillow on the sofa. The dog was kicking his leg as he dreamed in his soft bed. Jenna stuck her head in the special door and then walked inside. She tried to step quietly like the cat. She jumped on the soft chair and wrapped her tail around her body. She tried to stay perfectly still as she waited to see if this was the year she would get her Christmas wish.