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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

We have a new addition to the family...

We have been adopted by a kitten. Believe me, I wasn’t looking to have a pet right now, but it seems that God had other plans. LOL. Yesterday morning as I was leaving to take Emily to class a little gray kitten came up to my minivan and hopped right in. She was meowing very softly and was super friendly. I cringed, knowing that Emily would get emotional, as 4 year old girls are wont to do. I gently told the little kitten “No, no, sweetie. You can’t be in here.” So I scooped her up in one hand and gently deposited her right back on the ground. I felt so bad b/c it was in the 30’s and drizzling, but I can’t have a cat in my car all day. She tried to get back in the vehicle and I gently put her back down and closed the door and turned on the engine. The kitten ran to a bush next to the house.

Sure enough, Emily starts fretting about the kitten. “But, mommy! She doesn’t have a home. She’s cold because it’s so cold outside and it’s raining. She doesn’t have any friends or family. What’s going to happen to her?”

“Sweetheart, you don’t know if that kitten already belongs to someone. And we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl kitten.”

“Of course it’s a girl kitten. She meowed softly. She’s a girl because she meowed softly.”

On the way to drop Emily off to her preschool she is crying a little and talking about how lonely the kitten is, how she needs a family and a home. I told Emily to say a prayer for the kitten that God would keep it safe. So she did. She asked God to give the kitten a home and to give the kitten a family to love and that would love it back and to please, please keep her safe and warm. Then she said that when she got up to heaven she would ask Jesus to bring the kitten up to heaven too so that she and the kitten would be together.

Oh, the prayers and faith of children. There’s a reason that Jesus said that in order to enter the kingdom of heaven that one needed to have the faith of a child. Why? Because children believe without hesitation that God will hear them and will answer.

When I left the office yesterday I just quietly said, “Ok, God, if this kitten is meant to be ours, let it be back at the house when I get home. If not, please let it find a good home.”

So, I got home and no kitten. Ok, that’s fine with me. So I start unloading a couple of things from the van and all of the sudden, here comes this dainty, graceful little ball of fur running across the street and into the garage and starts poking around in there. So...we have been adopted by a sweet, cuddly little gray kitten (who, much to Emily’s delight, is indeed a girl – “See, I told you she was a girl, mommy!”).

Emily named her Cutie Cat. We call her CC for short.

She has very much made herself at home and is playful and cuddly and all purry. She also was starving. Scarfed down the whole bowl of kitty food I put out for her after a trip to the pet store – the whole thing! She’s staying in my bathroom for the time being until she can get declawed and spayed. I have a lot of nice work clothes that I’m not about to let get snagged and shredded by kitty claws.

CC is probably close to 4-5 months old but is only about 4 or so pounds. Very small.

Emily is ecstatic. I’m accepting. CC is adorable.

So, welcome Cutie Cat to our little family.

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ALSO, I have posted the next in the continuing discussion on the Rapture series on my other blog. You can get there by clicking the link under my profile that says “My Other Blog”.

9 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Cutie cat looks irresistable!

Duke_of_Earle said...

We were once "adopted" by a grey female cat. We called her "kitty Girl," or "KG" for short!

"Out of the mouths of babes..."

John

Duke_of_Earle said...

P. S. And no, I just asked that "Corona" question as a clever(?) joke. But thanks for the serious answer!

John

no_average_girl said...

aww, how sweet! hope you enjoy your new addition! :-)

Laura said...

What a cute little kitty!!!! She's lucky God sent her to you!

lawbrat said...

So precious! God has things in mind for us that we'd never dream of. In your case, a grey ball of fur!

greatwhitebear said...

very cute!

No_Newz said...

Awww, CC looks hapy to be home. Keep your eye on the newspaper ads just incase she is indeed a lost pet.
Lois Lane

Shannon said...

Congrats! on your new addition...
here from micheles!