Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thankful Thursday - Lady Kitty
"For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning." Psalm 30:5
Today’s Thankful Thursday post is in memory of my 3 year old companion who passed away this past Tuesday of congestive heart failure from most likely a rare heart defeat from birth. I know it must sound strange to dedicate a Thankful post to a cat, but Lady was my joy and constant companion. When one is chronically ill, a pet can be a source of comfort to them. She would follow me around like a little dog. Whenever I was in severe pain she would help take my mind off how bad I really felt by allowing me to pet and brush her beautiful soft fur. She loved playing “hide and seek”; I would hide my hand under the covers and move them around and she would try to gently pounce on my hand. She was a persistant cat who would always try to sneak some water out of our glass. For some reason she thought our water was special water and didn’t like drinking out of the “community water bowl” with the dogs. Whenever I felt lonely and needed to talk, I would share my inner most secrets with Lady and she never broke a confidence (haha). Lady was pure joy. I never thought I would love an animal like I loved her; she is and will be greatly missed. Thank you Lord for allowing me to have Lady Kitty; a faithful companion for a lonely chronically ill grandma.
Unfortunately I do not have a better picture of Lady on my computer right now. This picture is Lady with our 11 1/2 year old dog, Kylie.