The cat was black as the night, so they called it, aptly, Midnight.
From the very beginning, they knew Midnight was special. Despite the fact that black cats often mean bad luck, Roy and Bernita became convinced of the opposite; Midnight could be their lucky charm.
To reinforce this opinion, less than a year after Midnight became part of the family, Bernita fell pregnant once again. This time the child, Stacey, survived.
Even so, given their past experiences, the couple were wary. Like most parents, they kept a baby monitor beside her crib while she slept. Even Midnight appeared to be interested in the little girl’s development.
Baby monitor noise
One day, Bernita placed Stacey in her crib for her usual afternoon nap. She then went downstairs to the living room to wait for her visiting parents.
Then, suddenly, Midnight ran in and jumped on Bernita’s knee. Bernita assumed the cat was merely seeking attention and so ignored the fact that he was bouncing around the room.
Midnight was undeterred, however, and moments later Bernita began to hear noises coming through the baby monitor. She rushed upstairs to check on Stacey and realised a frightening truth.
It was Midnight making sounds over the monitor. As Bernita looked down at Stacey, she saw the baby was blue in the face. She immediately took her to hospital. Thanks to Midnight, she got their in time.
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