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Cat Lover All My Life

Tuesday, July 13, 2010



Hello Everyone,

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!

God's Blessings,
Your New SparkFriend,
Judith
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MIBELLALUNA 7/16/2010 6:15PM

    Yeah, fellow cat lovers! I know so many that need homes, it seems like its ALWAYS the cats that get the least attention at shelters. SO VERY GLAD you adopted your Sunshine!

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KRITTERKEEPERS 7/14/2010 7:49PM

    What a blessing for Sunshine that you visited the animal shelter when you did. Our cats really do choose us. You have both been blessed.
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SYLVIALYNN2 7/14/2010 5:43PM

    Hi, I too had a diabetic cat. Her name was WildThang. She appeared in our yard and brought 12 wonderful, loving years to me. She was so affectionate. I truly miss her. We are now down to 3 cats from 5. Welcome to Spark People. I have found some good online friends here.


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ANGELBELIEVER 7/14/2010 3:48PM

    What a great story about Sunshine. I too have always had cats in my life.
Thanks for being my friend and I have subscribed to your blogs so i won't miss any of your writings.
Your friend,
Elayne

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Special Evening

Monday, July 12, 2010

Last evening I was blessed with a wonderful evening of great fellowship, African Food, Music and a African Choir. The food was superb, Bon Appetite`...

I've been blessed with a multicultural church who is very much Mission minded. We have several families who have made Canada their home and made Coquitlam Christian Centre their home church.

As a result we are blessed in getting to know the lifestyles, the food they eat and the special clothing they wear for special occasions.

Many if not most of our friend’s wore their traditional dress. One of my friend’s who is originally from New Zealand but now living in Canada went on a Missions trip to Malawi, she bought a beautiful traditional dress from there. She proudly wore it last evening as she represented Malawi. I have shared it here, I think you will agree that she wore her dress proudly and looked good…

In closing I want to thank each member for your visits, your encouraging words and support. You all are an inspiration and a blessing and will help me in my journey to reach my goals to have a healthier and stronger body.

God's Blessings,
Your New Spark Friend,
Judith

  
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2BEATIT1 7/13/2010 1:49PM

    I am one of Judith's Spark friends but also a friend in the same church.
I agree with you Judith on the wonderful evening.
Fay looked fantastic in her Malawi dress.
We are blessed with an international family both at the church and on Spark people.
God bless you today.
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An Active Lifestyle

Friday, July 09, 2010



I shared in my profile that I have been a wheelchair user since 1995 due to a work injury. I have never let my situation get in the way of the things I enjoy doing. I lead an active life. I care for 2 grandkids, aged 1 and 4 years. I have looked after them since they have been newborns. I help my daughter and her husband by taking the children for a day or evening so they can have some time on their own. I have looked after my granddaughter on several weekends and had both grandkids when my grandson was 10 months, that was 2 days and 1 night, he did really well and so did grandma :)

I live independently in a modified suite to accomodate my wheelchair. I do all my own housework including laundry and shopping and keep busy with friend's and family. I have included a photo of me in my churches Christmas Choir and 1 with my daughter and her family at Christmas.

My interests include singing, crafts, computers and researching my family roots. At present I've researched my family tree back to the 1500's.

So now you know a little about me!

  


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