A Little Black Kitten Heals a Broken Heart
By Harold Klemp
An elderly woman in England had a cat named Scrap that she had to have put to sleep. This was a very great loss for her. Our pets become our very close friends; when they leave there is a great emptiness in our lives, and we don’t know if we’ll get another pet.
During one of this woman’s empty days, she looked out her window into the garden and saw a little black kitten. Somehow it had jumped over the six-foot fence into the backyard.
“I don’t want to start feeding this kitten,” the woman said. “It probably belongs to someone else, and it should go home.”
But she put food out because the kitten was very hungry.
As time went on, the kitten appeared every morning, waiting for her breakfast. This concerned the woman, but she’d put the food out anyway. Months went by, and one morning she noticed the cat was pregnant.
Soon there were five more kittens.
With five kittens in her care, the woman’s freedom changed. She no longer traveled to see friends and family as often. But she also began to notice that the mother cat had some of the characteristics of her old friend Scrap. The woman started to wonder if the young cat was Scrap come back in a new body. So she decided to keep the cat and some of the kittens.
She missed her freedom to travel, but she was learning that life is day to day. God had given her someone to love and need her.
We need to be needed in life.
By coming into her life at this time, the little black kitten helped the woman heal her broken heart.
Excerpted from Animals Are Soul Too!