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This is an excerpt from Holly Barbo’s story in the Bells of Winter collection, A Bell for Valor.
With a joyful bounce to her step, Mari took a step toward the kitchen but paused when she heard the computer chime. A glance at the monitor shows a snow covered Quinna coming across the garage floor. About to turn away to get a towel for her feline friend, Mari stopped when a movement at the corner of the image snapped her attention back to the screen. A man’s arm slowly came through the cat door.
Throwing open her door, Mari paused in her headlong rush down the stairs. Quinna had heard the noise behind her and, with a snarled hunting call, pounced on the offending human limb. Claws and teeth attacked the bare skin of the wrist and hand. Mari could hear the muffled shriek from the other side of the door as the arm thrashed to free itself from the wild cat. It was a short battle. The arm was retracted and Quinna turned again toward the stairs, her step light and the bushy tail and ears perked up in pleasure.