The relationship between a pet and a person is like every human relationship…it’s based on love and trust.
Great, life giving relationships are built on both and both must be proven over time.
Miss Kitty had always given me amazing amounts of both and both were on display as she took up temporary residence in heaven.
The greatest love of all is one that trusts and endures to the end.
She has trusted me over the years to feed her and provide her a comfortable place to live.
She trusted me when we went to veterinary appointments, though she over came many fears to do so.
She trusted me when the fires came that I would not leave her alone to fate.
She trusted me to know when to let her suffering end and to release her to the One I trusted.
Missy was weak and tired by the time we were sitting in the veterinary office…kidney failure and a fading heart had taken their toll.
She lay purring on my lap as our vet came back with the diagnosis…and the terrible prognosis.
I could prolong her life by a few days…maybe.
She would have to stay in the clinic for three days receiving fluids, but the doctor was unsure that she would survive the separation from me.
She should not die without me…we needed to to be together.
I began to weep…then my angel looked up at me and gave me one last head bump, one last nuzzle…then wrapped her paws around my hand and buried her face in my chest.
My vet began to cry and the tech had to leave the room.
Miss Kitty trusted me with life itself.
She quietly and peacefully waited as the injections came, looked up at me with love one last time, and was instantly received by our Redeemer.
I miss her more than any human I’ve ever known and my grief is relentless and frightening…but her legacy will heal me in the end.
So much is uncertain in my life right now and sometimes the uncertainty leads to fear.
Sometimes, I wonder if I can trust God.
I have often doubted His love.
Miss Kitty in her final moments… answered these fears.
“Trust Him like I have trusted you”, she said to my spirit.
“He loves you like you have loved me.”
“You can trust Him with your life as I have trusted you with mine.”
Miss Kitty saved the best for last…she endured to the end in love.
She finished well.
Because of her example, I might too.
Make your own application…