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August 1, 2019

The Back Story ~ Petey

It was fortunate for Petey that Cassie’s mom was a romantic or he would have been tarred and feathered that day. Thankfully she understood that Petey was a good guy, even if he was a bit single-minded at times, often to the point of danger.

On this particular sunny Saturday, Petey came calling, bringing a sweet bouquet of posies for Cassie. Her mom sent Petey to the backyard where Cassie was sunning herself by the pool.

Just as Petey approached Cassie with his eyes zeroed in on her face, his foot caught on the edge of her towel. As Petey started falling, he grabbed the towel without thinking, sending Cassie somersaulting into the pool with him!

Now here they were, drying themselves off on a line Cassie’s mom had put up for them. Petey, still clutching the posies, could feel the warm sun on his back. He shyly glanced over at Cassie, who was hanging so close to him there was a ripple of static between their fur. 

He saw a promising smile touch Cassie’s lips, and he’d never been happier in his life.




Darnell J. Knauss, Author
 Cornelia Wenokor, Illustrator
©08/01/2019
Vol. 1 Ep. 8
See The Back Stories tab above for all episodes.

41 comments:

papierelle said...

With amorous eyes ever happen small mishaps, but luckily everything went well. Enchanting, story and card !!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a sweet tale (?tail?) you wove Darnell - it beautifully illustrates the card!
Blessings
Maxine
P.S., you had better warn Hammy of the perils of adoration of the opposite sex!

Gerrina said...

Thanks for again a beautiful story and illustration that took me away from where I am... Hugs, Gerrina

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A wonderful little tale Darnell, so romantic.

Sue xx

Marilyn said...

awwww! What a sweet story!
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤️

Ros Crawford said...

Oh that's so lovely!! Fabulous card too!

Bunny said...

So, that's what they mean when they say the fur flies. Except that ain't no cat fight.

Cute story and illustration. [Bunny]

Cat Craig said...

awww....I want more of this story. You two collaborate so very well.

Em Louise Fairley said...

I'm a sucker for a sappy story, and this is fab! xoxo

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I do believe those kittens are smittens! Nice job.

Aquarius said...

Love this story

conil said...

Just like Romeo and Juliet with parental approval. Sweet little story for this adorable card.

Brenda in IN said...

Oh how romantic. It gives new meaning to hanging out to dry! Very sweet story and beautiful picture.

I Card Everyone said...

I had to go in for a closeup of Petey… he has a certain 'boy-oy-oing' look in his eyes, right?
So darling, D... I thought we were going to have a bit of a pg-13 story when he grabbed Cassie's towel... lol. Glad you kept it so sweet.
=]

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love a romance story. The scene and the story line are a wonderful combination.

Sandra H said...

Aww so cute and romantic just love your posts and cute kittens 🐱 xx

cuilliesocks said...

A happy accident indeed for Petey, I do hope they get it together Darnell, Kate x

Jean said...

Such a delightful tale!

Marcia Hill said...

Awwwwww...I just LOVE a wonderful LOVE story!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

What a darling of a story and them hanging on the line says it all x

designbydonna said...

Awww. Sweet story. Cute pair hanging there on the line side-by-side.

Kathleen said...

Ano/ther great narrative to go with the cute images.

Kath x

Redanne said...

I do love a good love story, especially when it has a happy ending! Great story and the image is just the cutest ever - thank you both for sharing your immense talent with us once more! Hugs, Annie xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm not much of a romance reader, but that story was just too sweet to pass up.

Pat said...

I did wonder how you were going to weave a story around these two cats hanging on the line, but you did it excellently Darnell, and Cornelia has made a fabulous card with these two sweet cats. x

Lindsey said...

Awwwww... <3

Lisa Elton said...

Cute story and don't they look sweet just hanging out together!

Cheryl W. said...

Ahhh, first love. There's nothing quite like it. Loved your story and the image of Cassie and Petey hangin' on the line.

nancy littrell said...

Aaahhh..such a romantic story and sweet illustration:-) TFS Dolly and Cornelia. Hugs..Nancy

Anita in France said...

What a sweet story, Darnell ... just shows how romance can strike anywhere ... even on a washing line! Brilliant! LYAMYHAHMA! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

oldpunca said...

Oh, what a romantic story! And wonderful illustration.
Well done, ladies!
Hugs, Sonja

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! a happy ending, so romantic :) LOVE it and your card, I think maybe you should add the story into the card it would mean so much methinks?
Faith x

Sarah said...

Awww I do so love a happy ending xx

Carol L said...

Such a cute card, story and thought for the day! Love this :)

Leslie Miller said...

Ahhh, a happy ending! Oh, you make me smile, Darnell!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I'm a sucker for romance - enjoyed your sweet tale, Darnell, and Cornelia's illustration!!

Shelly said...

Aww...so sweet!

Sharon Underwood said...

What a great story!!! Love the cats hanging on the line. Wonderful card!

Rosmarie said...

I'm looking forward to every story and card from you two and I'm sure that all your funny stories and designs will one day become a bestseller!
Hugs, Rosi

TK said...

Sweet memories your stories stir..... cute!

Craftychris said...

Lovely story and lovely illustration! HUGS xxxxxxx