Saturday, February 10, 2018

February Felines

Three of my cats are from the same litter--born to a stray cat who gave birth on my front porch ten years ago. There were four kittens in that litter, and I found a loving home for one, but rather than give the others to homes I wasn't sure about, I kept them. And what a sweet addition to our family they've been! Moses, Levi, and Delilah look completely different, yet were born together on February 29, 2008. We had a Leap Day that year, and when they were born that evening I knew it would always be easy to remember their birthday. 
We also kept the mother cat, Patches, and made sure there would be no future kittens (I'm a BIG believer in pets being spayed and neutered to prevent pitiful homeless kittens and puppies wandering around---that is so heartbreaking).  Sadly, Patches lost her battle with cancer a couple of years ago, and we still miss her. But thankfully the "babies" are doing well as they approach turning ten years old. Even though they are now considered senior cats, they still play like kittens at times---especially with a catnip-scented toy! Pets can add so much joy to our lives, and I'm thankful the Lord created animals---especially felines!
        And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.   Genesis 1:25  

      Moses and Levi often take naps together. Their sister Delilah is a Calico and is beautiful, but she prefers to nap by herself!

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