Love Like A Cat

  • Posted on May 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Funny how God shows You His love at times.
I have a cat named Rocky who often loves me to the point of annoyance. He is fourteen years old and has been with me since he was about 8 weeks old. He is my baby, my still spry lively one. My little Prince Rochester.
He calls for me by name…Mama, like I used to call myself when he was little. He follows me around, begs to eat what I eat, sleeps with me, often on my side or my breast. He sings when I am coming home, I am told.
He wants to be held all the time.
But have you ever tried to prepare a hot breakfast with a small, wiry cat attached to your shoulder? Rocky has perfected his technique well.  I can bend over, let go of him completely, and he doesn’t fall. Mr. Kitty Leach, thank you very much!
And he has no front claws…
Often, God has told me to be like my Rocky. He wants us, His children, to be so close to Him that we will not leave Him alone, underfoot, clinging to Him, calling Him by name. Never letting go, anticipating His coming.
Eating what He eats.
God calls us as His Princes and Princesses to act, from our hearts, like my little Rocky.

“So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when He adopted you as His own children.Now we call Him, ‘Abba, Father.‘” Romans 8:15 NLT

6 Comments on Love Like A Cat

  1. I pray that you too have an inheritance that is not just made of money and riches that will fade away but an eternal inheritance that will last forever and is more precious than gold.

  2. Momma Cha says:

    HI Ivory,
    I have watched you and Rocky now for 14 years. I have yet to see more love Godly exchanged between a cat and it’s mistress. Rocky is tenderly blessed in a world that suffers cats–not necessarily embraces them. Well-done, Thou good and Faithful Servant. <3

    • Elizabeth Ivory says:

      Thank you, Momma. I am more deeply affected by the signs of age Rocky is beginning to show than I let on. But you probably already know that. I’m just treasuring him while I have him. Mama’s little snuggle-panther.

      • Momma Cha says:

        The sadness is that someday, yes, you will lose him–your friend since childhood, but the joy is knowing that memories of him will remain in your mind and your heart.

        Perhaps someday to be reunited…

        We will all miss him,our bellowing King of the House.

        • Elizabeth Ivory says:

          Yes. I pray for that.
          And indeed, Rocky has an unusual voice. He is the only cat baritone I know. If cats had opera, Rochester would take top billing.
          For now, he just annoys Daddy.
          I like it. Most of the time. Hehe. Silly, Rocky. You’ll always be my baby.
          There aren’t enough words.

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