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Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Lesson in Heartbreak

On Friday morning we went to Wal-Mart (our favorite place!) because we were out of toilet paper! So, in we all marched in our nighties!!

Anyway...on our way home going through the parking lot, my 8yodd yelled out that we had to go back. She saw a kitten and we just *had* to back and rescue it. UGH

I went back. We spent the next 30 minutes chasing this little cat through the pallets. It had to be a hilarious sight, 4 kids crawling around on the ground meowing and me on crutches trying to remind them that we were NOT going to keep it if we could catch it.

After the 20 minute mark came and went, I started pleading with God to let us catch it so we could just leave. My mistake.

We caught it. Actually, it finally came out of the pallets and laid down in front of the 8yo and allowed her to pick it up.

They were attached and were discussing names on the way home.

It was sooo small and I was worried that it might die on us. Prayers were offered up on its behalf.

It had fleas, mites, and eye goo. Still it was pretty cute.

We found a box and made a nice little bed for it. It was so malnourished that it couldn't even meow. It was really sad.

But, not sad enough for me to keep it!

We ended up taking it to Humane Society after some of our friends declined taking it.

Prayers are still being offered up for it and some pleading and bargaining are still happening to try and adopt it!

She was so tired, that she slept a lot of the time.

She had beautiful lime green eyes.

They were so proud of themselves for saving this kitten!

The kitten was so gentle with our youngest. She just laid there and let her hold her.

The animal lover was trying to guard her heart.

However, this is the child that was attached the most. She truly loved that kitten. The kitten would snuggle her and wrapped her paws around my dds arm. She even tried to crawl up and snuggle her neck! When we took the kitten to the Humane Society, my dd was crying so hard. By the time we got home she collapsed into my arms and said, "Mommy, I know that you said not to get attached; but, I loved her so much."

That really broke my heart. At that moment, I thought that maybe we had made a mistake.

But, then I came back to reality and decided that it was still for the best.

This too shall pass.


Robin said...

Thats rough. It was cute tho

Amy said...

What a beautiful kitty. I'm sure someone will adopt it.

Kristine said...

Oh heartbreak, Renita. Your poor dds. They did certainly save that darling kitty, and now that she's blessed your family, she'll go on to bless another family too.