So I walked into the laundry room the other day and this is what I saw...
There was no more cat food...
and GiGi was hungry...
not a good combination y'all!
Thank goodness Hubby was at the store so I quickly called him as GiGi was giving me the "look" and told him to hurry before she decided to tie me up and hold me for ransom or...
You see, ever since GiGi discovered the high life (that would be us), she has discovered food!
You don't get in between this cat and her food!
She is named GiGi (aka Grumpy Girl) for a reason.
Even the dogs tread lightly around her!
She is used to dealing with coyotes, these big balls of house bred fluff don't scare her!
One day, she discovered a basket that I had placed on the dining room table to put up later...
and that was that!
Her bed is now our dining room table and I'm not
crazy brave enough to move her!
GiGi, just found us one day at the pool and adopted us - us - 5 (now 7) kids and 4 dogs!
Not the type of family you would think a cat would want but she came home with us and decided that inside was better than outside and that having a continuous food supply was da bomb!
Until that continuous food supply runs out...
then I get "the look"!
Seriously though, GiGi has come a loooong way and while I am in no way comparing her circumstances and journey to that of the girls', there are similarities.
GiGi came from a hard place and has had to learn to trust and to open her heart to love and affection.
She has had to learn just how to function in a loving family and how to keep her independence while learning how to be dependent too.
She has had to try and let go of living in a state of constant fear and then find peace in her new found security.
It has not always been easy and has taken a lot of love and patience but GiGi is finally starting to trust and to enjoy attention.
She still has a long way to go and I am still not gonna move her bed off of my table (snicker)...
but she is on her way and her little kitty cat heart is healing.
GiGi's journey reminds me to continue to trust in our path and in His timing and to keep meeting needs and to love, love, love!!!
it heals, it protects, it comforts, it transforms and it - gives - back!
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7