30 Days of Gratitude….day 22…

When Luna first came to us, she was just a baby.


My daughter and I were parked on the side of the road, when she ran out and across the street under the cars waiting at a stop light.

Shawna, who was sitting in the driver’s seat suddenly said, ” I have to go!” wth an immediate sense of urgency as the light had turned green and the cars were beginning to move.

She ran out, in front of the cars, standing in the middle of the crosswalk with her arms raised in a desperate attempt to stop the traffic from moving forward, as the tiny kitten zoomed across the street, jumping and landing in different spots.

As the by-standers caught on to what was happening, 5 people helped her catch the baby fur ball.

She returned back to where I was, clutching the baby kitten to her chest and sobbing from a deep place of fear for the little furry bundle that she now held safe in her loving arms.


Luna couldn’t have been much older than a week or two when we first brought “her” home.

“She” wasn’t taking to the food we put out, when I had the realization that we needed to nurse her with kitten baby formula and tiny baby bottles, as she had been orphaned to her natural mother.

“She” took the bottle right away.

I kept her in my bedroom for a month, as there was already an adult male cat in residence, and we weren’t sure how he would take to this new little invader of his territory .


As it turned out, there was no need for concern as Saturn was much wiser for his years than we could ever guess.

He was more than accommodating by tolerating Luna’s need to nurse, and showing more patience than I’ve ever witnessed in a feline.


Feline understanding;  this gesture needed no milk


He became her caretaker and mentor by scolding her whenever she stayed out too late and letting her know who was the alpha male.

As it turned out, upon our first visit to the veterinarian, Luna is a Larry!

The two boy cats have become the best of friends.

They are both hunters.  Saturn likes birds and Luna(r) likes hunting geckos.

They have developed such a strong bond and love playing cat and mouse, grooming each other, and just hanging out together.

Lunar is one year old now.  Being born at the time the sun was in Pisces, he has a gentle sweet nature, a silky soft coat of fur, and is very shy.


I’ve always felt that animals find us.

Before Lunar came into the household, Saturn seemed a little depressed.

He was a loner with a simple routine, living the life in Hawaii.  But something was missing.


Lunar brought a new purpose into his life and he’s a much happier cat.

Lunar also gave me comfort and joy during an emotional trial that I was experiencing .


Do you have an animal companion?

Animal companions are the best medicine.

They are here to offer us their love, and to teach us many of life’s lessons.

I am grateful for these beautiful creatures who are here to teach us how to love, how to be love, and how we are all One.









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How many of us long for our own comfy cottage in the woods? I know I do! We can make our own comfy cottage, right here, right now, no matter where we live. I'm a mother of two, grandmother of two boys, interior designer who thinks out-of-the-box, up cycler, and interested in just about anything related to living comfortably and finding contentment, connecting with the Great Spirit in the natural world and respect for all beings who walk the earth.

2 thoughts on “30 Days of Gratitude….day 22…”

  1. Sweet sweet pics, sweet little face. What a loving, heartwarming thing Shawna did in rescuing this little furball. Miss mine terribly. I always include them in my prayers.

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