Monday January 30, 2012

“Every word of God is flawless; he is shield to those who take refuge in him”.

Proverbs 30:5

This morning I had quite an emotional overwhelming morning from a very shocking experience Minnie (my cat) and I had. As I prepared Minnie’s food there was a terrible accident that happened. I was in front of the kitchen sink holding Minnie’s dish, then the next second I heard a horrible loud anguish cry from her.

It was like my heart jumped out of my skin when I heard that cry from Minnie. I quickly

This is the nasty radiator that my poor Minnie got caught in today.

saw that she got stuck in the radiator so I accidently dropped Minnie’s dish to the floor (unfortunately it broke which was very disappointing because it was a nice dish), then I quickly grabbed her and got her out. Unfortunately when I got her out, I got cut on my left hand and arm from her claws because it just happened so fast.

I got her out from where she got caught in the radiator but that wasn’t it. Here I was bleeding all over and at that point I didn’t know where the blood was coming from if it was from her or from me so I threw her on my bed because she looked hurt. Though that wasn’t the best idea because then I got blood on my bed. Then when I saw that Minnie couldn’t walk properly I panicked to the point of crying and shaking.

It was horrible to see Minnie limping and then she tried to hide behind one of the chairs. I knew immediately that something was wrong with one of her legs so right away I called the vet where I took her last year in November. When I spoke to the vet she told me just to bring her in and they will take a look at her. Before I left my apartment I had to hang up my wet clothes because I was in the middle of doing my laundry and also clean my bed cover that had the blood on.

After I did that I called Patrick (he is my Bible study leader) and asked him to pray for Minnie. He told me that she might be in a cast for a month. When I heard that I panicked more and I had all those thoughts run through my mind of how bad Minnie’s right leg could be. Thankfully I had a nice taxi driver and we were able to get to the clinic right away and thankfully the doctors were able to see us right away.

I cried so much when I was at the clinic and I was very shook up. I just felt horrible that this happened to my Minnie. Both the doctors told me that this happens a lot and this wasn’t my fault. I praise God that Minnie did not have a broken or fractured right leg when she got caught in the radiator when she wanted to jump down and get her food. She got something like a concussion because something happened to the muscle and tissue in her leg.

The doctor gave Minnie a two in one vaccination for a pain reliever (anti-inflammatory) and antibiotics. They told me that she should be fine in a couple of days and not to worry. I just have to go back two more times and then Minnie should be herself again.

When I got home from the veterinary clinic I wanted to spend time with God in prayer and worship but I found it very difficult to concentrate because I was still shook up from what happened to Minnie. I just kept crying and I couldn’t focus at all. It was like the enemy was attacking me because I was not only emotionally shook up but it was like these fearful thoughts came into my mind. I kept thinking what if I go away (for any length of time) and something happens to her again. I tried to rebuke those thoughts but I just felt so weak in my spirit and overwhelmed.

I didn’t end up going to my Bible study group at Patrick and Joy’s place because I didn’t feel comfortable leaving Minnie for a whole evening but I did phone Patrick a couple of times about what happened. He understood and they told me they will pray for me.

Sometime in the afternoon I had to go to the pet store to buy a new dish because I needed

This is Minnie now sitting content on her new scratching box.

to get another one to replace her dish that broke. However, on a much happier note I also brought her a new scratching box (I didn’t even know they sold those here in Romania) and when I brought it home she immediately used it and then a bit later she decided to sit or I should say lay on top of it.

It made my heart happy again to see Minnie happy again after that really bad morning that she had! I praise God for giving her to me and that she is already back to herself. I’m so thankful that she now hardly has any limp when she walks and she already started to jump and run all over the apartment! I’m sure by tomorrow she will be 100% back to normal.

In the evening before I went to bed I spoke to my parents for almost an hour on Skype and told them what happened to Minnie. It was great to talk to them and they were glad to hear that she was already doing much better compared to this morning. Wow, what a day I had but I’m so thankful that it ended well! I praise God for watching over my cat and I today and I know that she will be just fine!

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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