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  1. Michael says:

    The cat just informed me that she wants royalties…

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  3. Captain Kevin says:

    This is a brilliant allegory! I guarantee that this will someday be quoted in a sermon. Unlike a certain preacher from Washington, I will not plagiarize it. What royalties do you and Miss Kitty require?

  4. Michael says:


    Everything here always belongs to you as well if you think it useful.
    Miss Kitty is easily satisfied with treats… 🙂

  5. Josh The Baptist says:

    The Prodigal’s older brother!

  6. Nonnie says:

    Wow. I have tears after reading this. Wow….just wow.

  7. Michael says:


    I hope that means it was good…

  8. Nonnie says:

    Michael, over the years your writing has broken through my religion and pointed me to the heart of the Father.

    I may not agree with you all the time, but your writing shakes me up and encourages me to seek God’s heart and truth. Thank you!

  9. Michael says:


    I don’t even agree with me all the time. 🙂

    Thank you for always being here with us and being a great encourager to keep on going.

  10. Paige says:

    Sweet. Very sweet…. so many higher lessons contained in our dealings with critters… The real Gospel message is all around. No wonder Jesus often said “he who has ears to hear what the Spirit says”….

  11. Michael says:

    Thank you, Paige!

  12. mike says:

    Pope just called all childless couples ‘selfish’
    This from a Cadre of red purple and white shrouded old men with vows of celibacy.
    What’s your take?

  13. Judy says:

    Michael: Why don’t you put the foot just outside your property line and her territory? That way, all can eat.

  14. Judy says:

    I meant food. Not foot. LOL.

  15. Michael says:


    She moves all over the neighborhood.
    She’s a big girl… 🙂

  16. Paige says:

    “She’s a big girl”. HAHAHAHAHAHA Don’t mess with MISS KITTY.

  17. Michael says:


    I don’t pay much attention to papal declarations… we Reformed got over that 500 years ago.

  18. dusty says:

    just checking in…. love you all (((((hugs)))))

  19. Nonnie says:

    Love and hugs to you, Dusty!

  20. dusty says:

    Nonnie, you are such a sweetheart!!

  21. Paige says:

    DUSTY!! Great to see you. (((hugs)))

  22. Michael says:

    Good to see you, Dusty…much love to you.

  23. Jeff Hensley says:

    The difference between feeling you are the “favorite” instead of simply one who has received “favor”

  24. Michael says:


    Good call…

  25. The Dude says:

    Miss Kitty is protecting her territory. My mom had a tomcat many years ago who claimed 3 houses to the left of the house then 3 to the right …behind and across the street.He fought many battles in his short life over that piece of territory.

  26. Michael says:

    The Dude,

    that’s about the size of her domain…though she extends it on occasion… 🙂

  27. Surfer51 says:

    Oregon governor is resigning. Allegations his girlfriend prospered by her relationship to him.

    Too bad, he did his job well.

  28. John says:

    I have a Husky and a Beagle who both have tried to be friends with a cat that comes here every now and then .. I have birds to so I think this attracts the cat .. as soon as the cat sees the dogs it is off .. both dogs are no good as guard dogs but the Husky scares people when I walk him .. all he wants to do is lick and play .. sorry Michael but dogs are my thing but I like cats to .. love your story today

  29. Surfer51 says:

    After reading this cat post I got a real life lesson.

    Some one offended me to the point of me feeling wounded.

    As I stewed in my unforgiving position, your cat story kept leaking in at me.

    I wanted to stay closed off and angry, but your story kept pushing on me.

    I eventually had to realize I was defending the cat bowls and repented.

    Once again Michael your pad tiring in my life pays off in spades!

  30. Surfer51 says:

    I hate spell checker. I said once again your “pastoring”

  31. Judy says:

    Cats are a funny bunch. I have a mother cat who had six babies and I kept two of the babies. At five months, she decided it was time for them to make it on their own, so she paid them no attention and hissed at them if they came near here. The runt was kind of sad about this and so she made friends with our other older cat. But El Diablo, my nickname for the mother, would hold down her territory in the house which was usually at my or my husband’s feet and if those two “babies” came anywhere near that 5 foot circle, she chased them off. But now some time has gone by and she is accepting them as living mates and is as likely to play with them as swat them on the head and hiss at them.

    But like you. Michael, we get great joy out of our four cats which have turned out to be less work that one big dog.

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