Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Schmitty our Kitty

Several months ago Schmitty, our kitty, was hit by a neighbor's car going 55 miles an hour. Schmitty's life (I don't know which one) was looking quite grim. He lay by the fire day and night. We force-fed him water and chicken broth with an eye-dropper. The sweetest thing occurred. Blackie, came and lay next to Schmitty by the fire. She stayed with him night and day. She licked him and comforted him. This reminds me of how we believers come along side one another to comfort and encourage. You dear blogging ladies are that way for me. I want to thank all of you who regularly visit me, even when I have felt so blue, that I did not feel up to returning your visits. Thank you so much. I am HUMBLED each time I come back to my computer, knowing I owe each one of you a visit, and don't deserve you to even look at my blog, yet you HAVE visited me, and you left the sweetest notes and kind comments. Bless you ladies.
Here is Schmitty today. He runs and jumps. He climbs trees and does as he pleases. The teen-age girl who hit Schmitty felt so bad. My only concern is she comes from a family of 10 children, and he only has 9 lives...God is so good to give us His Word for comfort and strenth. He gives us friends for encouraging words too. I'm so blessed to have you blogging friends. "Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary affliction is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 God bless you today Ladies, Kathi

23 comments:

Gina said...

That bit about the 10 kids and 9 lives made me chuckle. Is she the oldest? Maybe schmitty should become an indoor cat....
By the way, I love to read your blog because it is always so encouraging. Even when you don't feel it. God bless you as you have blessed me.

Heather said...

10 kids, 9 lives...HYSTERICAL!!!

What a sweet post:) I always enjoy visiting your blog. It always brings a smile to my face. You have such a sweet, nurturing way about you. Although, I am looking forward to the day you and Sharon finalize my adoption as your sister!!! :)

Love and Blessings, friend!

luvmy4sons said...

Such a sweet sweet post. Thank you dear friend. And I am so glad that the kitty made it. That is too precious about the other cat lying beside him...that might have made all the difference.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Kathi...what a sweet story...I am so glad your Kitty is doing better!!

I am sorry to hear about your friend Jane, you have my most sincere condolences.

I have been under a lot of stress too so I know what you mean..I think thats how I got sick. Sometimes I can think and worry about something so much that I really do get my stomach in knots. I enjoy your blog very much and I do pop in a lot..I don't always leave a comment, although I should, but p[lease know I enjoy having you as my neighbor!!
Hugs,
Robin

Sharon said...

What a neat post Kathi! It is neat how you always weave in the Lord with your life and with your stories. I am so happy that Schmidty recovered so beautifully! He is such a pretty kitty! You are a blessing to me as my sister and as my friend, but also as a blogging buddy! You take the time you need!

I love you!

Sharon

Joyfull said...

You are a fantastic blogging buddy! It is always a joy to visit here. So glad to hear that Schmitty is doing better!

christa jean said...
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christa jean said...

I had a friend pray with me today over the phone and you are absolutely right, it is such a grand feeling to know that others are there and do care.

Julieann said...

Oh Kathi, I was patiently waiting to hear about schmitty at the end of your post--what a darling post this was--How come I always seem to read the exact posts I need to hear!!! Our God is so Good:)

Hugs my Friend!

Julieann

Julieann said...

Kathi--Just another quick note--I just left a comment, but I fear, I did not stay to make sure your word modification took--UGH, I do that on so many blogs---I always get the letters wrong or forget to make sure my post went through--I think that is what happened the few comments Ileft and did not see show up--OOPS:(

Julieann

P.S. I am just telling you this to let you know, I do comment a lot, but forget to make sure it went through!

Charlotte said...

What a sweet story. I love the way you compared it to God, Christian friends and blogging friends. I am honored to accept the blogging buddies award. Thank you for being a friend.
Hugs,
Charlotte

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Kathi, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It was a pleasure to meet you. I hope you visit again soon. Have a bright sunshiny day. connie from Texas

I will come again.

Liz said...

Kathi, this post was so encouraging to me today. I dont know if I'm just overly emotional, but I shed a few tears for Schmitty's sweet story. And the Bible verse was just what I needed. Thank you.

Deb said...

Kathi, what a lovely post, Im so glad your cat has received a healing, and very encouraged that the Lord has also placed in the animal kingdom those which take care of the others. Thanks for the award, you are such a kind and giving person. Now Kathi we all know that if all we do is blog, we would never get anything done, :O) and we all have other work to do. Deb

Kelly said...

Hooray for Schmitty! His story makes a great devotion for the Christian love of friends. :o) God bless, Kathi!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kathi,

What an endearing story and a lesson to all of us. Love in Christ binds us together as dear sisters. May we continue to lift each other up in prayer and kindness.

Anonymous said...

Kathi,
Your blog about Shmitty and Blackie, was very touching.
Love you
Dad

Heather said...

Hi Sister,

Just wanted to let you know that answers and testimony are posted! Thanks so much for participating!!!

Love and HUGS!

MyJourneyBack said...

What a sweet story. I am glad he is ok! I wrote about my own cats last weekend. We are moving to a new house and adjusting the outside cat will be a struggle I fear. I am glad he is o.k.
Thanks for the encouragement.
And what a cute,sweet award for all your friends. I think it was a wonderful idea!
BTW I feel nostalgic listening to your choice of music. Smiles. Sherry

A Romantic Porch said...

That is such an adorable story about the kitties. How touching. I'm the youngest of 10...I wonder how many lives our cats lived through! Kathi, you are such an inspiration to me. I've been overwhelmed here on the home front. I haven't been able to visit my sweet blogging friends or leave a comment. I have tried to keep my posting going though. Thank you so much for blessing me with this award. You are so beautiful. I feel your mother heart for your children, and I'm sure we are kindred spirits. Love, Rachel

Mrs. Fox said...

Thanks for the award. It was very sweet of you!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, that is the sweetest story! What would we do without the furry little beasts!

M ^..^

Joy said...

What a sweet story. I feel for the girl who hit the kitty it would be so hard to deal with. Blackie sounds so sweet. We have a black cat too. But he can be quite a little devil.

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