I follow a number of cat aficionado groups on social media.
While the content is usually pleasant pictures of peoples pets, there is a new trend I see.
The polite term for it is “rehoming” the cat.
What it means is “getting rid of this cat”.
They want to dump the cat for all sorts of reasons…
They bought a new couch…
They are expecting a child…
They want to travel more…
They don’t “get along” with the cat…
They want a store bought cat because the cat they have doesn’t get a response on social media…
What it always boils down to is convenience…there once was a time when they wanted a cat, now they no longer want a cat…or want the cat they have.
Sometimes, they don’t bother with “rehoming”, they simply have the cat euthanized.
It makes me angry and it makes me sick.
Humans, having practiced disposing of each other without remorse, now treat pets the same way.
When I adopt a pet, (or the pet adopts me), it’s for life.
I know it is going to be inconvenient at times.
I know sometimes I’m going to have allergy problems.
I know I may not get along with the cat all the time.
I know what it may cost and choose to pay.
I’ve never had a store bought cat…only blood bought cats that came with scratches and bites before the cat trusted me.
I have never and will never get rid of a cat that I have promised to care for.
Our culture makes it easy to dump people and pets.
God does not dump either…especially those who have already been dumped for convenience.
The Lord does not care about the cost, He already paid it all.
He only has blood bought family..
The Lord is not ashamed to call you his child.
He’s not concerned about the number of “likes “you get on social media.
He will never leave you or forsake you.
The only “rehoming” you will ever experience is when you move from this place to the place He has prepared for you.
Your pets will be there too…which is part of why it will be heaven, indeed.
Make your own application…