Friday, October 30, 2015

The Best is Yet to be...

Today is going to be a very emotional day for me.

Mr. Nelson will leave for his new furever home.  I've been telling him goodbye for days and trying to convince myself that he's not going far, I will get updates, he is so much better off and has the wonderful chance to be someones beloved indoor pet.  It doesn't change the fact that I will miss his sweet face greeting me every time I go outside.  Anyone who has won the love of a feral, or very frightened and distrustful stray knows what I'm talking about.  There is a bond.    Thank you all for loving him with me.  Some sent support when he was hurt and my friend Conee sponsored his spa treatment when we finally caught him   I woke up this morning to a 27 degree day and I can't tell you how happy I am to know that last night was his last one in the cold.  This is what we are about.  Making their lives better.   Better was when he found the feeding station. Better was when after 3 years he allowed us to catch him for spa treatment.  Better was when he began calling my porch home.  Better was when the wall came down and we connected in a physical way (be still my heart) and he found the warm kitty tube in which to sleep the day away.  But BEST is going "home".  To a place where his new mom knows feral cats and has the time, the love, the patience , the room to let him be "Elusive" as long as he needs to be.   He will blossom there.  He will have people to love him,  He will have kitty and doggie friends when he is ready.  He will be the KING he was born to be.   Mr. Nelson is a lover, not a fighter.  His personality is one of cuddling in bed and napping in the sunshine.  To know that he will be able to do these things and not fight to live on the streets, has made every frustrating attempt to trap, every walk in the snow or rain to feed, every worry that he didn't make it overnight, or that the ear mites were killing him, worth it.  

Mr. Nelson, my job is done.  You are on your way to the best life ever.  Thank you for blessing me with your little presence.  God brought you to me so you could end up right where you are going.  It was all part of His plan and the best is yet to be. "His eye is on the Sparrow" and His eye has also been on you.  I am so grateful to have been part of your sweet life!