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Glen C Schulz

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· Unlawful Flight, a parental kidnapping.

Short Stories
· A Parent's Oath

· Center Street.

· The adventures of Mr. Socks

· God spoke to me today.

· Gabby and the Rainmaker

· A sense of loss from parental alienation.

· Just another victim.

· How will we be judged in heaven?

· The empty box.

· Memories of a Christmas past.

· New review on amazon

· Newspaper review.

· Yes, I'm intoxicated.

· Sidewalk Chalk drawings

· Screaming in silence.

· A fireside chat .

· Hindsight is 20/20

· Letting go

· Daddy, why did you go?

· Requiem for a family

· That look.

· Is today the day?

         More poetry...
· Movie rights optioned by Trancas Films

· Our story on Dr.Phil !

· My Dr. Phil Show airs 9/30/08

· Going on the Dr. Phil show.

· Author and his book Unlawful Flight are discussed.

· Link to the interview with the American Council of the Blind.

· Listen to the Grandparenting Today interview of 11/1/2007.

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Smidgee the red nosed kitty
By Glen C Schulz
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2007
Last edited: Monday, February 16, 2009
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

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Those that don't have pets in their home just don't know what they are missing.

Smidgee the red nosed kitty.

It was a cold stormy night just after Halloween of 2004 when we got a knock on our door during a downpour. Carol, a neighbor, was standing there telling us that since we were officially known as "the cat people" on our street she wanted us to know that she could hear the cries of a kitten in the bushes in front of her home. She wasn't a cat lover and didn't know what to do other than tell us, she said. Debbie and I went out into the rain with flashlights in hand and as it poured on us we poked through the bushes on our hands and knees until we had her in hand, no bigger than a fist, shivering, soaking wet, scared and hungry.

After a warm bath, some milk and a good meal we won her over, okay actually, she won us over, and we knew immediately that she would stay with us for good and join the six other rescued cats that we already had. Our original plan was to rescue, nurture, spay and neuter the cats we came across and then find them all good homes, but giving them up after they've become a part of the family is very hard. And then finding them good homes is much harder.

And so Smidgee became part of our family, a family that has now grown to 15 cats, all strays that found us one way or another, hurt, hungry, or just wanting loved by anyone at all.

Turns out that her favorite holiday is also mine, Christmas. It is a time to thank God and let thoughts of the baby Jesus warm our hearts and heal our wounds. Smidgee became the most independent and the most playful of all our cats and she can spend hours chasing that infernal red dot that shows up around here from time to time. Sometimes she can't find what's right under, or on rather, her own nose.

I can't imagine spending a day in our home without the love and fun of our cats. Yes, we're still trying to find them all homes, but I don't think that we're really putting our hearts into it, do you?

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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/20/2007
I don't know how I missed this wonderful piece, and thanks for telling me about it. Smidgee sounds marvelous, and you, sir, are a most compassionate soul - the world truly needs many more just like you. And I truly know what you mean about finding them other homes!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/27/2007
My broder Ed is going to send a big hug to you, and probably Santa as hugs of his own.
If you love a "lesser" creature you will ever go about without love.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/26/2007
*purring* I love kitties, and I love this write! Well done, Glen. Indeed.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/26/2007
Adorable write, very well penned, Glenn! Enjoyed this Christmas "tail"; Merry Christmas to you and yours!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Saving this one! :)

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Pets/Pet Care Stories
1. Lessons from an Old Dog
2. Freezing, Starving, and Scared
3. A Survivor's Tale
4. A Home For The Holidays
5. Another Orphan Of The Storm
6. The Dog At The Drive-Thru Window
7. A Very Happy Reunion
8. Take the Lead Chapter 3
9. The Dog On The Tracks
10. Lonely Louie
11. Saving Shadow
12. The Dog Who Rescued Other Dogs
13. Her Fourth of July Nightmare
15. A Cure for Biophilia
16. Gentle Cemetery Dog Finally Safe
17. 'He Had The NERVE To Wiggle His Nose!': Sq
18. His New Chance At Life
19. In From The Cold

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