Friday, April 24, 2009

The Cat

Part of why we were getting a cat was to teach the kids about life and death - a valuable lesson often learned through having pets. Getting to become gently acquainted with the way the world REALLY is. We didn't expect the education to go quite this way.

He went in to get desexed on Tuesday.

There were complications with the anesthetic.

He was blind, possibly brain damaged.

SOMETIMES they come right, the vet said, but if he doesn't it is kinder to just put him down. I had to agree, especially as we were getting the cat to catch mice. They don't catch many mice when they are blind.

So we gently told the kids.

The kitten was allergic to some medicine and is very sick. We may have to get another one.

I prayed with the kids, as you do. But I have to admit, I didn't really expect much. It was one abandoned kitten, we haddn't even bonded with it yet.

I rang this morning, expecting to give them the go-ahead to put the little fellow out of his misery.

"completely healed"

The kid's reaction was "well of course, we prayed didn't we!?"

Like I said, I didn't expect the education to quite go this way!

"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. " Matt 21:22


Anonymous said...

Hi Jess,
Praise God for his everlasting mercies! What have you named the kitten - Mercy?

But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
Psalm 103:17

beansntatersmama said...

You just made me cry. You are a great mother!

Jess said...

We named the kitten "Trouble", it suits him! He is just right for the family. This morning, less than 24 hours after he got here, he was sitting in the midst of three little people prodding, poking and growling (Christopher growls at the cat, I think he thinks the cat's a lion and is trying to roar) and the cat was purring and soaking it all up! And after all, he is proof that the Lord is our "ever present help in times of trouble"! LOL