October 18th 2011 10:18 pm
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There's a little black cat...who lives outside my place of work. I watch this cat, from my window, occasionally hunting and catching his prey. I admire that cat, for being on his own, and yet finding the strength, courage, and willingness to survive on his own. I often think about that cat...wonder if I had spotted him as a kitten, if I could have "saved" him. Yet, now that he is grown, I know tha...t the chances of him adapting to a domestic life are slim. I take comfort on those days when I see him taking control of his own life...making it into what he knows as a good life. After all, that's all he does know...how to survive...the instinct is innate...
Yet today, as I left work, after another long and exhausting day...I stopped just before the door. I looked outside, saw the tiny raindrops beginning to fall...the darkness slowly overcoming the light, and the cool breeze coming through the doors. I then pulled my hood over my head, and reached into my purse for my keys. As I made the walk to my car, I was surrounded by silence...and a strange yearning to know where the cat was...if he was okay. I then began to wonder what winter would be like for this cat...alone...on his own...in that large empty field. Suddenly, I stopped. Something made me look out to the field. There, over 100 yards away, was the black cat. Sitting on top of a fence. In the cold rain.
I wanted to go to him, yet I knew from experience that it was no use. I felt sad as I was about to enter my warm and dry car. Then, to my surprise, I noticed the cat was moving. Yes, in the cold rain, he was walking along the top rails of the fence. So gracefully, so full of confidence. Oblivious to the cold, the rain, the darkness surrounding him. He had a will, a will to survive. To carry on with his day, his life...to move forward with out fear or hesitance. It was in this moment that I, too, realized what was possible. That I, like that cat, can keep moving forward, on my own. I too, like that cat, would survive.
Hang in there mommy! Your little furmily truly needs you as much as you need them...and little black kitty, our hearts go out to him, and we purr that he knows what to do in the cold and wet weather and the winter soon to follow.
I think Ava sent this kitty to you to give you food fur thought and a reason/example to be strong!
What an amazing diary entry, my momcat is all teary eyed now. Life is tough and we all need to find our inner strength to carry on our daily routines. Animals are so amazing and they can deal with so much in life. I too wish I could save every animal and give them the best home possible but realistically you cant. All we can do is love the ones we have and ones that cross our paths. Hang in there my friend, Love, tate and momcat Sandi
Sending you Congratulations up to the Bridge on your
Diary of the Day honor, angel Ava.
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Much love & many purrs-
~Tundra & family~
You are the Diary of the Day!
See how your angel work is bringing good things!?!
DIARY OF THE DAY CONGRATS!!!!
Congratulations on this honor!
You can fly down to your Mommy and tell her all about it, along with some sweet angel nudges!
Pipo & Minko
OH, sweet Ava, what a tear filled diary entry, mommy jus' smiled at the end, 'n big o' tears dropped...What sweet words, but we ALL know's da story o' survival. Sometimes we need to notice things 'round us dat haz it worse den we does. It really makes us realize how strong we can be 'n how life can be a struggle, but so worth it!! We sendin' many hugs o' love to ur mommy so her know's her is not alone!!
Concats on ur Diary o' da Day honor! U most certainly deserve it!~ Pawsome pix Tundra! Furtastic pix, Pipo 'n Minko!~ Ava u r adorable!~
Lotza love to ur sweet furmilies,
MILO, MALLEE, 'n Smokey Joe
Time to party today for being Diary of the Day! And we'll all go with you and sprinkle angel dust on your Mom. Augie is excited about doing his first angel dust sprinkling! I got permission for him to go with us since he is a dog.
Loved this Diary Entry ♥
Concatulations on being chosen Diary of The Day! This was well deserved! Enjoy your Day in The Spotlight Sweetie ♥ Love ya
Congratulations on being chosen Diary of the Day today! We enjoyed reading your diary entry!
Thank you, dear Milo!
Concats on being Diary of the Day!! We are sending many and loud purrs and purrayers for the little black cat
Thank you everyone! Mommy was so surprised! Thank you Tundra and Pipo and Minko for the pictures! Also, thank you Big Harry for the picture as well! Kisses! Ava
You're very welcome, angel Ava.
You are so furry welcome, Ava!
...well, it's better late than never....
I was once that kitty....
Hungry, one day I trusted enough to approach my mom.
It took awhile, but the rest is history.
I 'came in from the cold'.
Reach out to help the kitty-you can only try and forge that bond.
Purrs to you...you are a wonderful purrson.