Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A seemingly silly, but big need for prayer

Back in June when I was listing all the friends I'd be leaving behind in Idaho when I moved to Montana, I listed my 2 cats as being among what would be left behind. Unfortunately, I was unable to find a new owner or new owners for them. At the last minute I decided to bring them to Montana to try to find someone here who could take them. So far, that has seemed an impossible task. My parents are very self-sacrificing, but my mom doesn't like animals. Still, they've had to bear the burden of taking care of them since I'm full-time on the road. Also, my sister is allergic and now that the cats have been here awhile, the build-up effect is enough that she is unable to come over here for longer than a few minutes. Definitely not the best of situations. Although I've put the word out in the community and at church, I've been unable to find someone to take them. Obviously, I'd love to keep them but I no longer have my own house and I can't take them overseas with me. Could you help me by praying with me for someone who could take either both or at least one and/or talking to friends to find someone who would enjoy having a cat or two? Below is some information about them.

Cara is about 4 years old and is fixed and is caught up on her shots for the next 2 1/2 years. She is a tortoiseshell and is very long and thin. She's very friendly but does NOT do well with small kids. She likes to be in the same room with people all the time and loves to explore. She would be best with a single person, a couple, or a family with older, calm kids. She is mostly indoor but likes to go outside too.

Jolie is about 4 1/2 and is fixed and current on shots for the next 2 1/2 years. She is a seal-point Siamese, is very short, and a little chubby. She is a lap cat when all is quiet but hides when things are loud or new. Kids would probably be disappointed with her unless they are quiet a long time because she would be absent until then. She loves to be petted. She is indoor only.

Both have all claws but are used to the routine of having them clipped. They go well together (they snuggle and fight both) but they could be separated if needed. They are well-mannered and don't beg for table food, but only eat their cat food. They never use anything but the litter box, and only scratch on their scratching post.

Thanks for your help. This is something I haven't been able to take care of on my own and I could use some additional prayer partners even for a silly thing like cats. They have been a source of laughter and comfort to me over the 3 years I've owned them. Having someone whom they would love and who would enjoy them would unload a lot of stress from me and from my parents as well.


Amber Hanshaw said...

I know it seems silly, but I understand! Those pets become such a part of our lives, it's hard to leave them behind. I wil pray that someone is able to give your kitties a good home. :)

Laura Thulesen said...

Thanks Amber!