We don't have a pet now and haven't had one for a few years.
But for most of our marriage, we have had one or more dogs....
mutts, mostly, but we also had a Cocker Spaniel.
We've also had parakeets and fish and we even took care of
some baby squirrels who were separated from their mama.
One pet we have never had is a cat. I think they are pretty to look at,
but have never cared to own one, (Can you even own a cat? ha!)
I have a friend who LOVES cats and when I visit her, her cats
are very affectionate...which I'm not that crazy about!
Something about them just makes me "antsy"!
My friend says they know that and that's why they do it! :-)
Well, it seems there is one from down the street
that would like to live with us.
He/she spends her days in our yard...
watching and chasing the squirrels and birds,
keeping guard over our fish pond (which is covered
with a net for the winter so, right now she can't get to the fish!),
and greeting us as we come and go.
He/she is a pretty cat and looks well taken care of.
We've never fed it or encouraged it to stay, so I'm not sure
what the attraction is. Hubby says it is the "critters"!
The owner's yard doesn't have trees like we do...
or a fish pond!
Maybe she is a reminder from God to be kind to strangers
and to love those people you aren't that "crazy about"!
To be tolerant and accommodating and patient...
to share what we have...even our yard! :-)