Ok yes I know I am posting two times in a row, but I wanted to post something about the "children" we have for now, our animals. I really believe that God created animals not just to create something but as another type of companionship. God loves relationships and I know he loves to watch us develop all different kinds... for example husband & wife, mother & child, sisters, brothers, and I know somewhere on that list is animals. I know some people may think I'm crazy but I really do love my animals like they are part of our family. I don't do anything like bake for them (that may kill them), but non the less they are like family. Keith really loves our cats too. I'll tell you how they came to be a part of our family. Sadie is my 4 .5 year old Calico cat. My sister can vouch for the fact that I really never wanted a cat, I am just a sucker, but thank goodness for that or I would be missing out! Sadie was an orphan and I finally decided to take her in from my cousin who's neighbor had found her. She really became my "dog/cat". I got on to her, spanked her & you know what she is the best and most loving animal I have ever had. I never thought I would have another cat bc Sadie was so unique.
Well so I was wrong about never having another cat. While we lived in Plainview last year I worked at a interior design store & in May 2008 a litter of kittens was born and left there by their mom. There were 6 total and they were all healthy and strong except one. She was only 3 ounces while the other 5 were at least 2lb's!!! They thought she was about to die so the had her in a little cardboard box. well, this just broke my heart so Keith came up there to get her & take her to the vet. I wanted to do whatever I needed to to keep this little thing alive. Well when he got to the vet the said she was dead, but Keith swore he could feel a heartbeat... it was true they checked again & very slowly and quietly they heard a heartbeat. They gave her a 20% chance to live through the night & she made it! I knew when I drove in the garage and she made a noise she was going to make it and we were going to keep her. I had to feed her once an hour, and keep her temp. regulated with a plastic glove full of hot water. It took about 3 weeks of that to get her strong enough to come out of her little shoebox. Man it was some serious work but we love her to death and I can't imagine if we had not taken her home, what our home would be like. We learned how much all that work really is & how rewarding it is when they come and great you at the door & seem to be grateful to be your pet. We name our little miracle kitten Cereal bc we just added milk and she started to come to life.... lol. Anyway I know it's a silly post, but I really do feel lucky to have my kitty's!!!