As you may know, because of Hunter's battle with leukemia, he's been blessed enough to make a wish through a local organization. His final wish was to have a pirate ship in our yard. His wish included lots of details but one of those details was that it house a cat for him. You see, Hunter has always always always wanted a cat. His dad flat out said no (for a variety of legitimate reasons, the least of which being that I'm allergic to many cats) but when he included the desire for a cat into his wish, I wasn't sure what we were going to do. Obviously we couldn't adopt an already outside cat... that would be unfair. And we couldn't go buy one from a pet store and just leave it outside. Really the only option was going to be for an already outside cat to find us and then it would be up to Hunter to make the pirate ship hospitable for the cat.
If you've been paying any attention to the blog, you know that we have just returned from our vacation. Early that Sunday morning when we pulled into the driveway, it was still dark. But as I opened the van door so that I could hop out to start transferring sleeping children to beds, I heard a little mewing sound. I was too deliriously tired to look around for its source but I did remember wondering where it was coming from. Of course, when we returned from our vacation, the pirate ship had been mostly built as well.
|Finn enjoying a delicious feast.|
But this didn't worry me... I mean, it's a smart cat to bite unfamiliar hands grabbing at it. Anyone who knows about cats knows that you need to approach them on their terms. He shouldn't have been picking that poor guy up just yet.
It took Hunter and his sweet patience to lure the kitten out of the bushes. He remained in our yard the whole time and he would simply "mew" at the cat. They started to talk.
|Maggie and Finn, summing up one another.|
In the six years that we have lived here, not once have we had an abandoned animal show up at our house. The fact that the cat showed up at the same time at the pirate ship is simply an answer to prayers. It's almost as if someone knew of our situation and planned it all out... but I truly doubt that is the case. Instead, I've decided that yet again, our heavenly Father is hearing the cries of this boy and giving him what he needs in good time. It's truly awesome and amazing and we are insanely blessed.
|Welcome to the family Finn!|
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