Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I have been a cat lover pretty much all my life, all breeds, shapes and sizes one can have. At present I have a Male Orange and White Tabby, he is as bold as they come. He sure has personality, has a mind of his own and loves attention, but of course on his terms.
My cat was already named "Sunshine" and believe me the Lord has blessed me with this sweet boy, a ray of sunshine in this gal's life.
Sunshine came in to my life back in 2004 when my former cat, (a Red Tabby died from complications of diabetes at the age of 17) at the age of 3, my "sunshine" had been left at an animal shelter by his former owners, they said he didn't fit in with their travel plans, "poor boy". I still can hardly believe someone would walk away from their pet of 3 years.
I remember that day so well, as I thought I was going for another cat but "Mr. Sunshine" won my heart. He was curled up in a ball at the back of his enclosure, when I spoke to him he came right over & immediately came and sat on my lap, purring up a storm, he was not at all phased by my wheelchair. Right then and there I knew he was the right "kitty" for me. Even the animal shelter attendants said he chose me.
They also told me that there were a lot of issues and were concerned that his true colors would show once I got him home, they said I could bring him back should there be any problems. I told them I wasn't at all concerned and would work out any issues that came up, I had NO intention of taking him back. And believe me there were issues but step by step and with everything covered in prayer all the issues sorted themselves out. Today I have a loving cat who trusts his "mother".
As you know, I'm new to SparkPeople, in the short time I've been a SparkFriend I've met some awesome friend's, you all have been a great source of inspiration and encouragement. Thanks for your friendship. Just as you have come alongside me to encourage me in my journey to a healthier me I too will stand with you and support you in your journey.
I'm looking for new SparkBuddies, if you would like to add me to your SparkBuddy list I will come alongside you and be a friend and support you the best way I can. And that my friend would make me so happy!
Your New SparkFriend,