Thursday, October 9, 2008

Endurance test

Wow...has it really been over a month since I've been here?!?! Time sure does fly. I guess when you're super busy, though, time just gets away from you.

I still have not heard anything back from the congressman regarding the letter I mailed to him. I have called his office a couple of times, though, just to keep my name fresh on their minds. You know what they say: "The squeaky wheel gets the grease." I'll be certain to post something here as soon as I receive any kind of response.'s the reason I've been super busy. I've been bottle raising this little tyke! My best friend's daughters found her at their apartment complex, where she almost got run over by a car! She was only about 1-2 weeks old. They couldn't keep her, because my friend's fiancee is very allergic to cats, so I agreed to take her. We've named her Thumbelina, because she's so tiny. She's just about the cutest thing you've ever seen, but she's having some major health challenges. She has a skin disorder that I'm working to cure, plus the formula I was originally feeding her just did not agree with her delicate little system. Three times now she has just about died on me...and each of those three times were about the most devastating 12 hours I have ever been through. The first time, I sat up holding her all night long, talking to her, stroking her face to simulate her mother licking her, and praying to God to either end her suffering or give her a miracle. About 3:00 a.m. she began to show signs of regaining her strength and by 6:45 a.m. she was just about back to "normal". She has repeated this pattern twice now, but the episode she had yesterday was the worst yet. I was truly convinced she wasn't going to make it this time. She's definitely a fighter, though, because she pulled through once again and today she's bouncing around the house as if nothing happened. This little one is the reason this post is titled "Endurance test". I am fairly convinced that God put this kitten on the earth to test the endurance of my faith. Let me tell you, dear friends, my faith nearly failed yesterday. Never fear, though; I do know who gets the credit for this baby recovering yet again. All the credit goes to God.