Winter the Cat

Exactly 7 days ago, yes a week, someone moved in with me.  Her name is Winter, the cat, or should I say, kitten.  She is approximately a month and a half old, with gray markings and wide eyed wondering eyes.

Fitting comfortably in the palm of my hands, Winter was too small to join the other cats so she had to sleep in my room.

She is a well-behaved kitten.  She doesn't fuss or try to grab your attention. She just looks up at you 'til you feel her "staring".  She then knows you won't be able to resist her absolute "cutesomeness".

The first time she had to use the loo, she sniffed all around and finally found it. I should have known what she was up to but I was too late!  Fortunately the succeeding attempts were more successful!

At times I worry about her because she is always sleeping, day and night.  She does poke about the house, toy with the string and occasionally pounce on me, but it seems her energy level is more down than up.

I keep watch and wake up 2 or 3 times at night to check on her.  I make sure she has food and drink when she feels like it.  I brought her to the vet this morning to help ensure she survives.

Trying to worry, I asked God to please make her healthy.  Then I remembered how the Lord Himself cares for us.

"You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar." - Psalm 139:2

God watches over us and never slumbers.  Unlike my care of Winter, when I still manage to get some sleep.

"You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile. The river of God has plenty of water; it provides a bountiful harvest of grain, for you have ordered it so." - Psalm 65:9

God gives us everything we need to live.  He makes fruit to grow on the trees and crops to take root for the plucking.

" loving God. God will go before me..." - Psalm 59:10

Whenever Winter leaves my room, I go before her to check if there is any danger outside.  I snatch her quickly when the dogs are barking outside to prevent her from being afraid.  God protects us and goes before us to make sure not a hair on our head is harmed.

Today Winter had to go through some unpleasant tests in the Veterinarian's office just to check if she had a fever.  She got fearful, tired, uncomfortable.  I was so sorry for her.  I kept her close all the while.  The Vet said she was such a spoiled little kitty!

Our lives are truly in God's hands.  Sometimes He has to let us go through fearful, tiring and uncomfortable experiences to bring us to a better state.

Winter is now sleeping (on my bed) as she has had a rough day.  Could you please say a prayer that she grows up to be a big, strong, healthy cat!  Thank you so meowch!!! :)

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Calej lives in Japan with her husband. She designs and doodles for a living.


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