Zara the cat carefully guides her adopted duckling, Dylan, showing the duckling her most sincere kitten love.
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Story Begins: 8:36
Kitten Love Excerpt:
Sunlight spilled through the drapes right onto Zara the kitten’s bed. The little kitten stretched her paws out as far as she could. She purred, grateful for the warmth of the morning sun. As Zara purred, Dylan the duckling began to coo. Zara smiled and gently licked the fluffy yellow duckling’s head, grooming his feathers. Dylan hopped up and wobbled out of the cozy cat bed. Zara followed the duckling, grooming Dylan as he waddled away. Then the little kitten stopped grooming. Her little pink tongue stuck out of her mouth as she listened intently to sounds coming from the kitchen. Then Zara heard the little girl call, “Zara, breakfast!”
Zara gently nudged the duckling, patiently guiding Dylan to the kitchen for breakfast. As the kitten and duckling entered the kitchen the little girl said, “Oh, there you are. You usually come to breakfast right away.” Zara purred as the little girl bent down and scratched her chin. “Here’s your breakfast and here’s some for Dylan.” The duckling waddled over to the dish the little girl had placed on the floor. Dylan sniffed the food and then stuck his beak in, enjoying each bite. Once Zara knew that the duckling approved his breakfast, she set about eating her own. The kitten and duckling cleaned every last drop of food out of their bowls. With tummies satisfied, Zara began to clean her own fur. All the while she kept an eye on Dylan, the little duckling was just as curious as she was.
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