It was late,cold,and dark in Austin,Texas.I was heading my way home when I walked in front of a pet store. The store had big,bright lights with colorful signs that read "Cat food for only $10.00!,and " We have dog leashes,cat toys,treats and much more!" "If only I had a pet of my own,then I won't be so alone in this cold,empty,world", I thought to myself.I sighed and continued walking downtown. As I walked,I heard a mew in the distance.I walked back and looked in the alleyway." I wonder what's making that noise" I asked myself.I started to walk into the dark,eerie alleyway.The sound got louder as closed in.I looked down and found a cardboard box. When I opened the box, I couldn't believe what I've found; a small black kitten with white paws and a long tail with a white spot at the tip of its tail.The kitten looked at me with its small,blue,sad eyes.Beside the kitten was a wrinkled up note.As I went to grab the note,the kitten rubbed its soft forehead against my hand.The kitten let out a small mew as I moved my hand away.I opened the note and read it in my mind."Dear stranger,you may be wondering why we left a kitten alone in the alleyway.Well,the mother of the litter could only take care a few of her kittens.She ignored two of her kittens and we don't know why.So,we sent one kitten to a nice home,and sent the other one here because we couldn't find a home for him.Anyway,we hope you take good care of this kitten.Make sure to give him food,shelter and the love the mother never gave him.Many thanks,Mr. and Mrs.Johnson".I was completely heartbroken. "What mother could forget to take care of her own children?" I thought.I grabbed the kitten from the from the cardboard box and held it comfortably in my arms.The kitten squirmed in my arms, but soon he calmed down and fell asleep."I think I'll call you, Jasper" I walked out of the alleyway and looked at the same pet shop I passed by before."Maybe destiny was on my side and led me to Jasper so wouldn't be so alone",I said to myself."It's probably just coincidence ".So,I went inside the store.The pet store was HUGE,full of isles,checkouts and people with their pets.The store was mainly white,except for the checkouts and isles;they had a red-ish color." Hello, welcome to Pete's Pet Shop,is there something you need for your pet?"I turned around and a kind lady who works here was behind me."Um,do you know where I could find kitten food?" I asked."Oh sure,it's in isle 5", the lady replied. I started my way to the isles when I heard someone say,"That's a cute kitten you have".I looked at the person and said,"Thank you"."Where did you get him?"he replied as he pointed at Jasper.My smile disappeared when said that."I found him in cardboard box in the alleyway not far from here",I sighed.The boy looked at me in a sad way."Oh,well be glad that you found him,otherwise something bad would've happened",I ignored him and sighed."Well we meet again",he said as he walked away.A few minutes later,I arrived to where I wanted to be.I put the Jasper in the cart in order to grab what he needs.As I grabbed the heavy bag of kitten food.I thought about what that boy said.When I looked at Jasper,he open his eyes and made a barking sound.I shooked my head in confusion. As Jasper barked,everything started to fade away.The cart,the food,the barking Jasper all slowly disappeared in eyes.The bark can still be heard from the kitten. I open my eyes and found myself in my bedroom with a puppy barking in my face.I was very surprised by the puppy and its barks.I was just a dream.My Mother open the door and said,"I wanted to surprise you with your new puppy!" The puppy licked my face as my Mother continued."His name is Buster,and will be a very protective dog."Before she left,I rose up and said,"Mother,I love you," She looked at me and replied and said "I love you too,sweety." That was last time I've seen my Mother.All I had left was my cat,Jasper.