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.
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