Jerry Edmon Ministries

A Free Cat

By Jerry Edmon on July 06, 2010 3 Comments

A few months ago, my daughter brought home a kitten. With a gleam in her eye, she said “It’s free”.

Since then I have been thinking about that statement. Considering the food I bought, the toys and tower things that it needs. By the way, it doesn’t use them. It chooses my furniture instead, which means the cost of my leather recliner of which the cat needed to stretch its claws on my head rest. And when I am not looking he uses the corner of the sofa. I hate that cat.

Then we have the imprisonment of not being able to leave town because you have to make sure the cat is taken care of. And last but not least that joy of the litter box. I am not sure how to put a price on that. Free? Bah!

In life, you will find that nothing is free. Sometimes the price tag is cleverly hidden. You will pay a price for eating wrong. You will pay a price for eating right. You pay a price for success and you pay a price for failure. And from what I can tell, nothing comes cheap.

I am sure that there is someone who doesn’t understand that. If that person is you, I have a cat for you … it’s FREE!

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July 31, 2010 at 9:01am | Permalink

I can relate to your feelings about that cat. My youngest son found one in the dumpster at the apartment complex we once lived in. I as well hated the thought of having a cat box (especially in an apartment), along with the responsiblity of buying its food, etc. But it was hard, as it probably was for you, to say no. Fast forward many years and, though my son no longer lives here, I still have that stupid cat. As much as I still don't really like him, I find that I cannot give him away, nor can I take him to a shelter like my husband has tried to get me to do.

My son is a soldier, and has served 2 tours of duty in Iraq. In a couple of weeks he will be going to Afghanistan for a year. And, while God is my spiritual link to my son, that stupid cat is my physical link. He will stay, until it is time for him to go.

Thank you for your blogs and for giving me the opportunity to blog back. May God continue to bless you and yours.

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