Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Why we Love Cats..and AVC!

    Today I share a picture of Simon guarding the entry to AVC.  What a fantastic place for animals and people as well.  The Doctors and staff (AKA AVCheryl) not only care for any and all animals that darken their door, they care about the people that bring in their pets, as well.  I'm touched every time Cheryl tells me of the hurts or successes of clients that come to the clinic.  She and I have made fast friends and I value her friendship like gold! Doctors Schultz and Hoffman care so much for the animals and their clients as well.    They go over and beyond the call of duty to help.  Today I thank God for AVC!  And so, thought it would be fun to share this little prose.

    When God Made Cats

    When God made the world, He chose to put animals in it, and decided to give each whatever it wanted. All the animals formed a long line before His throne, and the cat quietly went to the end of the line. To the elephant and the bear He gave strength, to the rabbit and the deer, swiftness; to the owl, the ability to see at night, to the birds and the butterflies, great beauty; to the fox, cunning; to the monkey, intelligence; to the dog, loyalty; to the lion, courage; to the otter, playfulness. And all these were things the animals begged of God. At last he came to the end of the line, and there sat the little cat, waiting patiently. "What will YOU have?" God asked the cat.
    The cat shrugged modestly. "Oh, whatever scraps you have left over. I don't mind."
    "But I'm God. I have everything left over."
    "Then I'll have a little of everything, please."
    And God gave a great shout of laughter at the cleverness of this small animal, and gave the cat everything she asked for, adding grace and elegance and, only for her, a gentle purr that would always attract humans and assure her a warm and comfortable home.
    But he took away her false modesty.
    Lenore Fleischer

    **Kathy's personal end note:  "I happen to think that Doc S, Doc H and Cheryl were waiting in line with the kitty...they got it all and Mercy too!!"