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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Would our Lord save a kitten? I have no other explanation and give him credit.

Posted Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 7:25 PM
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  • Of Course it was God, Steve, He answers prayers and cares for the Sparrow. That is why he takes such good care of us, we are more important than the Sparrow. We just refuse to recognize Him sometimes.

    -- Posted by Wolf Clan on Sun, Jun 1, 2014, at 3:16 AM
  • I believe it was God. Maybe this was a lesson for you on faith and hope? I sometimes find strange things in my life that happen - only to be reminded of it in a time of crisis on down the road.

    -- Posted by wildwoman on Sun, Jun 1, 2014, at 4:47 AM
  • This is such a touching story. Please keep us updated on this kitten. You are such a caring person.

    -- Posted by cookie on Sun, Jun 1, 2014, at 8:25 AM
  • Just a small kitten may not seem much to the expanse of a great big world, But God sees to it all. He has even numbered the hairs on our head and didn't even have to count very high for mine. We worry about things more these days and sometimes there is so much to consider and stress or worry about. Even little things as small as a kitten, because there are so many of them. Some not making it can even be commonplace in such a busy time in life, that some minds may not stop long enough or care to even give it a thought.

    That's when He really steps in. When people say "Don't sweat the small stuff", but it is the small ones, the little stuff, the less significant, and that which seems hopeless that teaches the biggest love lessons and reasons in our lives. Even that smallest weakest kitten one day may comfort the loneliness of a hurting heart enough to stop a bigger issue in someones life.

    God to me is a great big God that handles the smallest of things that have the largest of meaning to the smallest of us. It's totally amazing how all things, even the tiniest of things like a small heartfelt emotion in a big hearted mind, can work together for the greatness of those whom know His purpose and have been called to care for the weakest.

    That little, sickly, orphaned kitten, sure has a great big purpose to its creator. Even if its just a notion or a small urging that He is still there.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Sun, Jun 1, 2014, at 8:43 AM
  • Thank you everyone for your thoughts and comments.

    We named the two kittens a week or so ago and this particular one we call Mike or sometimes Mikey. He continues to do well, which continues to amaze me considering what condition he was 24 hours ago.

    We've had to bury numerous pets of the years, so regrettably, I know the look of death. Mikey had it to a "T" yesterday.

    Our Lord has already made an impact through this little fella as several of you have suggested. He's certainly reaffirmed my beliefs and I hope by sharing his story he has affected others.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 1, 2014, at 1:30 PM
  • Since I am on the topic of pets, let me share what PITA (our 100+ lb hound dog) did this past week.

    Many of you know her from her antics and mischievousness but she continues to build undying support for her because of her love of our cats.

    She has always had a special bond with Big Boy (the paternal father of our outside clan). They are often together several times a day just loving each other with licks and rubbing, but she seems to have a maternal concern for all the cats.

    Not that most of the cats understand and/or trust it because she is so big, but we have pictures of her going nose to nose with the smallest of kittens and while she would love to play with them, I firmly believe her intent is never to harm, even when she gets popped with a paw.

    When Sammy died a few years ago (another cat of course) she is the only dog who sat with me while I dug the grave and after Sammy was safely tucked away, PITA laid on top of the grave for about 30 seconds and then walked back with me.

    We had a two year old die last week from what I am guessing was "bobcat disease". Over a period of about two days we noticed she lost her appetite then disappeared.

    We could not find her anywhere but Wednesday night PITA was whining when I went out about 10:00 to do my "walk about" of the yard and garage. Usually that is a sign that she did something bad and she is trying to apologies in advance. It was dark and I could not see a reason, so I just went back inside.

    The next day she was apologizing again so I asked her what she had done. I still saw nothing but when I went to clean the goldfish pond pump filter, there was Gigi (the cat that had disappeared) She was not there the day before and it was obvious that she had been dead a day or more so I can only believe that PITA found her and brought her up there.

    There was no damage to Gigi and from her appearance it was something internal that got her. Debbi took a big tick off her a few days ago, hence my guess that it was bobcat disease.

    I thanked PITA for bringing her to us and immediately went to our pet "Boot Hill" cemetery to prepare Gigi's spot. Again, PITA was the only dog to come up (we have two other), sit with me and pay her respects.

    When I was done she went over to the grave, but did not lay on it this time. She just slowly came back to me and we returned to the house.

    Well, that brings you up-to-date on our pets. I hope I do not have more to share in this vein for a while. :-(

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 1, 2014, at 2:16 PM
  • Mikey is eating like a little pig and bouncing around like a healthy kitten. Aaaamazing!

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 1, 2014, at 8:17 PM
  • Mickey continues to do well. He does not eat as much as his sister but nothing indicates he is anything but a bouncing healthy little guy.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jun 3, 2014, at 6:15 AM
  • Unless something changes dramatically, no news is good news. Since Mikey continues to do well you can assume that he has resumed his growth toward being a young cat.

    Thanks for your thoughts and encouragement.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 5, 2014, at 7:18 AM
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