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Our Prodigal Cat

Luke 15:11–32. Jesus Christ shares it with his disciples, the Pharisees and others.

My reason for sharing this Parable follows…

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11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to[b] one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.

17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’[c] 22 But the father said to his servants,[d] ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”

the father was hopefully watching for the son’s return…

the father treats him with a generosity far more than he has a right to expect…

The father welcomes him back and celebrates his return. The older son refuses to participate. The father reminds the older son that one day he will inherit everything. .

I call one of our cats Kit Kit … the “Prodigal Son”… in this case … “The Prodigal Daughter”…

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sleeping soundly!… on our bed…

 

WHY???… do I call her that…

She entered our home as one of us…

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We loved her…

We fed her…

We gave her a nice place to sleep (shelter)…

I don’t even run the vacuum when she comes in to sleep…

I love her although she doesn’t come home for days…

Has taken to sleeping at a neighbor’s house…

and eating food that several neighbors leave out…

she wants to be outside…

exploring the trees… the squirrels… the birds… the mice…

She wants to lay in the sunshine…

Roll in the dust…

BUT…

when the weather gets cool…

the rain starts…

and she has tired of these things…

she makes her way back to our door to eat… sleep… and let us pet her…

She is our wayward kitty…

Looking for things to be better on the other side of the fence…

maybe something to nibble on different from what we provide…

Although the son in Jesus’ Parable did these same things…

He wanted to be with his Father when troubles betook him…

and so it is with our Kit Kit…

and so we welcome her with open arms and actually feel graced with her presence when she arrives…

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The older brother in the parable resented the younger brother for these things…

and so does our older cat Jill…

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never left…

has stayed faithful and loving to us…

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sleeping today also… due to cooler weather…

 

and so she does not like the way Kit KIt does…

Jill wants her gone…

so… when she shows up… she is not too pleasant…

but, in turn … seems to understand the situation…

I think God shows us many of His ways through nature…

What do you think?

 

 

 

Things I Like!

My Bobby LOVES!… Snack Cakes…

Little Debbie’s… Hostess…etc. …

He requested DING DONGS the other day…

so… when I saw the Valentine ones were out…

I bought them…

I found that each one was wrapped separately and had a TO: / FROM: space on them for giving like a Valentine

How neat is that!

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The cats… have been snuggling in on these cold days…

That’s Jill on the red throw and Kit Kit on the zebra stripe looking out the window…

Yes!… they have their own bench in front of the window in my computer room…

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This is what Kit Kit looks out at when relaxing>>>

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My Bobby has neuropathy now in feet and hands from chemo… also diabetic …

I decided maybe some warm soak baths on his feet may give him more circulation…

whether or not…

it makes him feel better…

I found this blow up foot tub made by Dr. Teal’s… and their Epson Salt Soaking Solution is really good…

Easy for me… Good for him!

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A cake I am going to bake when my brother and others are able to come over…

Sounds good… and “EASY”… my kind of baking!

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In the colder months Hot Tea and Hot Chocolate call my name…

I found this Land of Lakes Cocoa and it became a favorite!…

Arctic White…

so good with a dab of Cool Whip…

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A Weekend of Pleasures!

My two Pumpkin Treats this week…

Pumpkin Spice Hot Tea”… Pumpkin Spice SNAPS Cookies…

Like “Ginger Snaps”… but, Pumpkin flavored… YUMMY!

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and my other Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Treat”

My Granddaughter, Taylor…

going to the River Front Concert…

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My son, Brian and my grandson, Carson came by Sunday afternoon to help “Poppy” hang a new back door…

Thanks Guys!…

Just a few touch ups and project finished… YEAH!

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While Carson was here he helped me drill holes in some plastic Jack-0-lanterns for a Halloween Light Project I wanted to do…

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I had found these at the Thrift Store for 59 cents…

and then bought a box of clear small lights on a string for $2.50…

CHEAP project…

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I had the glue gun and glue sticks…

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After Carson drilled the holes in the bottom of each pumpkin…

We strung lights through each one leaving about 1/3 of lights in each one…

Glued the pumpkins together to stack…

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We also decided to put some gravel/stones in bottom of one to weight it some…

worked perfect!

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A few $1.00 Store decorations and project was complete…

Looks so cute lit… at night…

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After the boys left I fixed Bobby and me Spaghetti/MeatballsLima Beans… and Croissants…

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Do you ever save the condiments from fast food eating? …

I had saved several Garlic Butter Dipping Sauces from Papa John’s Pizza…

I drizzled the Croissants with it and sprinkled Italian Herb Seasoning on top before I baked them…

Another YUMMY!…

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Jill was determined to sit on this box I had been separating photos into…

Although crushed down when she stepped upon it…

She didn’t care…

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She got sleepier and sleepier… Until…

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She covered her face with her paw and fell fast asleep…

Perfectly Content!

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Preview of what my neighbor grass cutter will be getting this weekend…

Actually… it has been so dry… grass cutting be skipped this week…

but, I might just fix for just the sake of fixing!…

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies…

These were made for us to have at home… but, for the neighbor I might add some extra Peanut Butter Cups on top!

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When I see something I really like… and see potential in it… I buy it!…

This was at my favorite thrift store…

and only $3.99…

It is handmade…

Plaid Fleece… sewed and tied… into the cutest jacket

I knew I would be changing the buttons… All that was needed…

It said “Fall” to me with the colors of Autumn…

I chose big buttons of different fall colors… dark brown… rust brown… beige… moss-green…

There is a homemade tag sewed in the neck… that says made by “Sis”… a cute gift from a good sister I would say…

or at least that is “my thought”…

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FRONT… BACK… NECK…

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The fringed sleeves… and looped front…

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My Jill posed by her favorite food when I brought it in…

waiting for me to open it…

MEOW MIX ORIGINAL… for a long time… Food of choice!

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I’m taking the “Activia Challenge”…

And YES!… I already tell a difference… that my stomach will feel better…

I like the FRUIT FUSION varieties…

Blackberry/Blueberry

Strawberry/Vanilla

Peach/Mango…

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Kit Kit is our other girl…

goes all of the time… playing…. hunting… visiting the neighbors…

and then comes in for her “deep sleep” nap… She’s a Sweetie!

Good Eats-Thrift Store Finds and “Jill”

Sweet Peppers chopped fine and then mixed with garlic butter…

Spread on Corn on the Cob… Salt/Peppered…

wrapped in foil and baked for about 25 minutes in oven 425 degrees…

Great Taste!

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A new find … Cilantro Lime Seasoned Chicken Breasts…

Tender and quick cooking either in skillet (I chose due to not needing any more heat in house)… or baked…

Will definitely do again… and will also try other flavors…

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I find unique items at my thrift stores/ peddler’s malls…

This plate was the same color as I’m using in my bathroom…

and I just love it…

The birds are raised and the plate was in perfect condition…

Notice the birds in background also…

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I’ve mentioned Jill loves to drink from my floating candles…

I say she is having her martini…

but, did you know… she also loves Lays Potato Chips… on the side…

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Jill sleeps anywhere she wants…

the last couple of days on the back of the sofa… on the pillows…

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and I like having my frosted flakes for a treat sometimes… Not even for breakfast…

She always waits patiently for her sip of the sweet milk…

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I keep her blue ribbon in the file cabinet by my computer…

She comes and says in “cat talk”… that she wants to play…

We play with her ribbon for about 30 minutes every day…

Might be what’s keeping my old girl healthy!

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or is it that she might be a little spoiled…

Sitting and looking outside on her bench…

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Cats Like Martinis???

I found this gold/silver clear plate at the thrift store…

It was too pretty to pass up… not knowing what or where I would use it…

Another day I found these exquisite Wine Glasses at the same store…

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I thought I could use them somewhere…

and so… my mind came up with floating candles… it would be just right…

finding them later at a peddler’s mall…

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A centerpiece for my coffee table!…

Then… I find my “Jill” drinking from them…

She drinks them dry every day…

We kid about her having to have her Martini around noon every day!…

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The Queen!… on her pillow!

Odds and Ends…

Our cats have their “special” places to sit and nap…

Kit Kit decides to take Jill’s stool that looks out into the front yard…

Jill was NOT too happy about that when she discovered her there..

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My new-found “Special K” cereals…

Nourish…

One has Apples, Raspberries and Almonds…

and the other Coconut, Cranberries and Almonds…

Multi-Grain Flakes with Quinoa…

YUMMY!… I have ben known to mix these two cereals together for a 3rd flavor!

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My Thrift Store find yesterday…for $2.00…

I have Pears decorating my kitchen… so this caught my eye…

A serving dish with colorful Pears…

Hand-painted in ITALY…

Loved the pattern!…

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This cute Cookie Jar was given to me by my sister on Bobby and my Anniversary…

loved the whimsical shape and colors… made in Oklahoma…

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Candy for my SweetheartsGRANDKIDS!

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