Saturday, May 23, 2009

Am I crazy?

We live in an area that is rural in some respect, plus we have to hit a highway every time we come home. Driving down the road I always see dead dogs, cats, squirrels and other animals. It breaks my heart, and often I tell God I'm sorry his sweet little creatures end up this way. I wonder if my husband thinks I'm nuts when he hears me saying over and over, "I'm sorry God."

When I spot animals running the highway I always say a prayer too. We've caught plenty of animals in our neighborhood and usually returned them to their owners or found a home for them. But sometimes stopping on the highway isn't an option, so I shoot up a quick prayer.

One Sunday on the way to Mass there was another cat in the road. Once again, I was sad to see this cat "sleeping" as one friend calls it. But on the way back the cat was no longer there. I guess it was just knocked out when I first saw it. Anyway, on the side of the road was a vehicle with a carrier in it. The injured kitty was in some brush, and a lady was there to catch it. That's when it hit me~I may be crazy, but I'm not the only one! And guess what, I think I'm in some pretty good company.

Please spay and neuter your pets.


Karinann said...

While I have never stopped to rescue these poor creatures, I have said a prayer or 2 for them.
Don't worry about being crazy- St. Francis of Asissi would be right there with you :)

RosemarieDRE said...

Hi and how are you from another "crazy"!

I, too pray and apologize to God for how we abuse His creation. Have even gone so far as to feed feral cats and bribe stray dogs with food to get a look at their tags, so I could call the owners.

This is the good "crazy" I glad I am not alone!

Colleen said...

You are not alone and you are not crazy. My heart would be broken, too.

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

St. Francis hears from me on a regular basis! :) Thank you ladies~for loving all of God's creatures and creation.

Michael Howell said...

Putting yourself out there to assist, save, and say prayer. Never feel crazy for this, because you have now touched each of our lives. We now are given the task to do a good deed. "Know they are catching!" . . . on and on aqnd on!