Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just a Cat

As we get ready to bring home a new pet
OR another pet has found us.
We quickly attach.
People say, it's just a cat.

We've watched them play
and grow up with our kids.
The kids move away.
The cat stays.
People say, it's just a cat.

Years have passed.
She starts to move slower
and sleep even more.
Barely eats.
Accidents on the floor.
Decision to make.
It's just a cat, people say.

Today our "just a cat"
took her last breath.
Giving in to the shot
that quickly brought death.

We drive home with tears in our eyes.
A hole in our hearts.
Knowing our "just a cat"
is finally at peace.

KL 2/6/14

Psalm 36:5-7 (NIV) 
5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

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