Hey Frands, Elbows here.
This weekend mom took me on a bunch of car rides as I went along with her to everywhere she needed to go. She told me she would look up good dog parks to take me to this week or weekend.
Do you have one she should know about?
Yesterday I talked about the stray cat that was outside of my work and I now have an update!
It all really started before I wrote my post yesterday. I was having lunch and taking advantage of the quiet, I began to pray that God would bring the poor kitten to me so that I could help it.
I then began to eat my lunch as I looked out the door waiting for God to answer my prayer. Within a minute, there was a huge amount of ran, thunder, and lightening. Knowing I had to wait, I went to my desk and began to wrote my post. Once I was done, I proceeded to wait. Five minutes past and the ran subsided.
This is when it happened.
I was told that the kitten was outside tucked away in the corner of the deck. I grabbed my towel and slowly headed towards it. Now, if you remember, earlier it ran from me. So the whole time I was walking towards it I was fearful that it would yet again run away.
But it didn't.
The kitten just sat there and waited for me to come. However, once I was about to grab it, it tried to run away. I then had to throw my towel over it and grab it. The whole time I was worried I would end up hurting it's already hurt leg, but I had to be sure it didn't scratch nor bite me. I then wrapped it in the towel and pulled it close to me trying my best to soothe the sweet, scared, little kitten.
I decided to put it in a box with this towel in an attempt to have it clam down and feel safe and secure.
I believe it worked.
Here is what I know.
That was indeed a maggot on the towel from the kitten. I am not sure if that is because of it's leg or if it was from something the kitten tried to eat at one point.
I never checked it's leg. Not because I didn't want to know, but because I didn't want to cause more damage. Because lets face it, if I had seen it I would have tried to fix the problem.
My original plan was to take this baby home to see a vet, but for multiple different reason, I was unable to do so. So I did the next best thing I could do. I got in contact with a no-kill shelter in Little Rock. They came to get this fur baby yesterday afternoon.
I do not know if it is a boy or a girl.
However, I will be able to call and find out how this kitten is doing!
Praising God for answered prayers and for how He cares for even the smallest of animals!
At work today, I came across a kitten with a broken back left leg. As I walked towards it, it got under the porch and was then out of sight.
I am still looking.
But it made me begin to wonder...
What happened to this poor little kitten?
Was it an accident?
Was it on purpose?
How do I catch this scared little thing?
Could I care for it?
Would my dogs be okay with a kitten in the house?
Would this kitten's leg be able to be fixed? Or would it be amputated?
How will I afford the care this kitten needs?
Is someone missing this kitten?
... Was it left to die?
Sadly, I am only left with questions. In fact, the only thing I do know is that the kitten needs help and I have to help it.
According to ASPCA:
Part of me debated sharing more photos along the line of the ones you see in commercials, but I decided not to. Not because it doesn't help raise awareness, but because some people tend to get too sad about it and turn it off. Remember the ASPCA commercial where the song In the Arms of the Angels played and Sarah McLachlan came on the t.v?
The thing is, taking care of animals is what we are to do. Billy Graham says it best:
"Yes, God made everything that lives on the earth — including the animals. In the beginning, the Bible says, “God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals….’ And it was so” (Genesis 1:24).And yes, the Bible commands us to take care of the animals under our care. One of the signs of a righteous man, the Bible says, is that he takes care of his animals (see Proverbs 12:10). Even the animal of an enemy was to be treated kindly: “If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to take it back to him” (Exodus 23:4). One reason God commanded His people to rest one day out of seven was so their animals would be refreshed (see Exodus 23:12).
In fact, the Bible says we must never treat any part of God’s creation with contempt. When we do, we are indirectly treating our Creator with contempt. Instead, God calls us to be stewards or trustees of His creation, and the Bible reminds us that we are responsible to Him for the way we treat it. We’ve often forgotten this — but it’s still true, and when we ignore it we not only hurt God’s creation but we also hurt ourselves.
Most of all, however, God calls us to put Him first in our lives. He loves us, and our greatest calling is to respond to His love by opening our hearts and lives to His Son, Jesus Christ."
The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel.
So, let us all take a part in this, open our eyes, and care for the animals around us. Shall we?
I will keep everyone updated on the poor stray kitten at my workplace.
So I have my first real, full time, adult job since about June as a receptionist at a lovely travel agency called Poe Travel.
In my opinion, being a receptionist isn't that hard. Once I get my things done, I just sit here and wait for the next phone call or thing to do. So naturally, it leaves me with plenty of time to sit and write.
This one I have been attempting to write for a little over a week now. I am not so sure why it has been the hardest to write about.
Maybe it is because it is a reminder that I have to be an adult.
Or maybe it is because it is not what my passion is.
Let's face it, they are both accurate statements in my case.
I actually like being in the adult world, although I am not a big fan of the early mornings. If you ask me what I want to do with my life I'll tell you my dream career- being a social worker. There is something about being sure other's feel loved even if it is just for a moment. Ya know?
Anyways, My job I currently have is a pretty great one. Everyone is friendly, I get to hear about cool trips and interesting places to go to, and I get free time here and there to write to all of you! So I really can't complain much.
Are any of you new to the adult job world? Got any advice to give me?
I am so glad you stopped by. I cannot wait to hear from you!