May 9, 2009

Cat Lady No. 127 and Cat Lad No. 128...To Nurture Is Her Nature

A nurturing nature comes naturally to Cat Lady Toni...Cat Mom to Maya and Toola, and wife to Cat Lad Gary.

Here's the scoop from loving daughter Laura:

"My parents are vegetarians who love all animals.

"They live on a lake and feed the ducks and geese who are like their pets. My mom even feeds the squirrels daily.

"She has a particular devotion to St. Francis who she asked for help when both her cats (but particularly the calico) were very sick. They are 100% back to 'normal' now. "

Here is the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi,
which pretty much sums up Motherhood (and Fatherhood too!) in a beautiful nutshell:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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