Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Continued Saga of Eeny Meeny, Miney and Mo(mo)

My heart has been so heavy since Thursday. I believe I have an inkling of understanding of how God feels when his children reject his love..........

Miney was scheduled to be neutered on Thursday, January 21, 2010, but we were unable to trap him, so it never happened. On January 3, 2010, just before the cold Artic air hit Florida, I enticed him into the pet carrier with tuna. I was so relieved, as that night the first of the icy wind arrived and remained for a week here in not-so-warm-and-sunny Florida.

He was not happy to be inside. He ran from window to window meowing loudly as he went. After awhile he would wear himself out, but as soon as he rested he would begin his frantic pacing once again. Thursday morning was the eighteenth day that he had been inside. After 18 days of being given his favorite snacks he was still no closer to being domesticated than he had been prior to January 3, 2010. No amount of "sweet talk" or treats had any positive effect on him. Hormones were driving him and nothing we did made a difference.

Steve and I decided to let him out and try again in a week or so.....That night stong rains rolled in and he was outside in the unfriendly elements once again. As of this morning, Saturday, January 23, 2010, he has not returned to eat on the patio. I'm worried...........

So often we are like Miney. God's love for us is so great that he puts up with our constant whining and shenanigans, but we continue to thwart his love. He knows what is best for us long term, but we can only see the here and now. "If it feels good we want to do it", as our 60's mantra proclaimed. And look where that got us.

Some of us, like the prodigal son, have recognized the error of our ways and returned to the Father's house. Occasionally we buck against his plan for us, but when our way proves futile, we turn around and repent once again. I am praying that just as I have learned there is safety only in my "Heavenly Father's House", my "Prodigal Cat" will return with that same understanding......Shalom, Bebe

1 comment:

  1. Poor guy... he just won't give up the struggle. Your parallel with the way of our lives, and the need to submit to Christ, rings true. I hope he returns and can share in the "good life" his sibling has found.