A stray orange tabby was asleep, hunkered down between a large rock and the palm tree. Thick warm fur was puffed up for maximum warmth and gave the illusion of a fat contented cat. But the bright white streak on his pink nose was a sure sign it was Comet. Rarely seen, like a comet, this wild cat streaks across the lawn and hides in the bushes or steals a quick sip at the birdbath.
Wonder what it is about me and orange feral tabbies? They just show up and live on the fringes bringing a glimpse of joy here and there.
Before moving in 2020, another feral orange tabby adopted our yard as home. Gus became extended family, and it was hard to leave him behind. He always stayed in my prayers each night. And, loving hands reached out to nurture him. In all our years together, he kept me company in the garden, but at a distance. Like clockwork, Gus patiently waited each morning for a bowl of crunchies at the back door. Now he has a new family and still lives in the garden among the ferns. God provides.
During this time of Love and good-will, let us remember our furry friends and send love and gratitude as we celebrate the Christmas season.
Here's Gus sleeping on the butterfly bench at our other house.
Enjoy your day with your Guardian Angel.
Love and peace,