Friday, January 09, 2009

Ruby's home!

Little Ruby is home safely – thank you all for your prayers…

Apart from being most disgruntled with her silly Elizabethan collar, Ruby's happy, eating, purring, delighted to see her sister – but for the next couple of days she'll stay in her little cage. Early next week she'll go back to the vet, and if all's well, she'll be able to be free in the house. No one's going out till they've been spayed, now. She enchanted everyone at the surgery – Jan thinks they were sorry to see her go… They've made a wonderfully neat job of closing her eye – once everything's healed she'll just have one closed eye. She doesn't seem in the least worried about only having the one to see out of. Animals are so accepting and adaptable – they truly do seem to accept "that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8.28 NIV) So long as they know they are loved, and cared for, that's all they need…

I am so grateful for our cats, for their joy and their companionship, for the way they trust us and keep us company, when actually there is (except at times like this!) nothing to prevent their leaving and making an independent, feral life for themselves, like the wandering tom who hurt our poor little Ruby.

I don't know what it is about cats. I'm fond of all animals, cats and dogs and cows (especially cows) and stoats and crabs and spiders and the wonderful furry bumble-bees who fill our little garden with their hum in springtime, but cats are special…


  1. Oh, I am so glad little Ruby is all right.

    I think cats are great spiritual teachers.

    Mine is napping at present and I must get back to work before she comes to jump up on the desk again!

    Peace to you and all the creatures in and around your household.

  2. Oh, cats. I have a love/hate relationship with cats. I am thinking of getting one :) (apart from the 5 I think I still have living under my house).

    I'm glad your puss-puss is back home and is okay. Yay!!! :)

  3. I'm glad she's home and happy.

  4. I have been away a few days, visiting my "adopted" son and his family, including a lovely cat named Coffee. He certainly knows how to cultivate the best in people, making you feel useful merely for giving affection. My son says that I am more than ready to bring a cat into my life, but suggests I wait until I return from a trip to Japan, so it will have a sense of stability with me. That sounds like good advice.
    Rest assured I prayed for little Ruby and am so happy she is doing well.