A Cat Story, Tails From One Stepmom
years ago, we added a young cat to our household. We got her to
be "Our Cat," of course. As it turns out, she is a very sweet
cat. But, although she likes my husband, Mike, and my stepdaughter,
Sherry, I'm her person; she adores me. Recently, I met Sherry's
mother's sister, an aunt Sherry sees quite frequently. Upon being
introduced to her, I said something like, "Oh, I've heard so many
fun things about you, it's nice to finally meet you." The aunt's
response was not... "Oh, it's so great to meet Sherry's stepmother,"
or "..I've heard nice things about you, too"...or some other such
acknowledgement of my role in Sherry's life (as all of us stepmothers
would hope), but rather, "Oh, you're the one the cat likes!"
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