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  1. Jean says:

    A prodigal cat-lover?

  2. Paige says:

    Meow. Love this post. …. totally get the disrupted sleep and midnight cafe.
    ….. and possibly having less patience with unruly humans….

    Really? God loves me the way I love my cat/s? Gotta think about that.

  3. Owen says:

    Personally, I wouldn’t say you sound like a moron just because you’re seeking your cat. You just sound like a cat person. Anyone who thinks you sound like a moron is obviously not a cat person.
    Also have to say that I can’t come up with any other applications for this – you’ve already made the best one. A very humbling one at that. Thank you.
    The next question I see is – should we be more like dogs in regards to God, then?

  4. Michael says:


    You’ll have to ask a dog person… 🙂

  5. Em ... again says:

    Michael, you’ll be okay… unless you start locking them all up in your house… then you might get on reality TV and embarrass all of us 🙂

    that said, i can’t think of better picture of us and God… if i can’t see how one can go goofy over cats, i for sure have trouble seeing how God can love us so unconditionally … except for that one question we’ll all have to give an account of in one form or another… Matt 22:42

  6. Michael says:

    I wrote this the other day after laying on the sidewalk for an hour speaking into rosebushes trying to convince a stray that I wouldn’t harm him.
    He was a very expressive, talkative cat…when cats “meow’ that is expressly a language they use for humans.
    He wanted me to know of all his misery and trials…and I was there to listen, there to help.

    I’m not sure I would have given the time and discomfort to a person…so I came to confess my sin amongst the brethren. 🙂

  7. Owen says:

    Probably somewhere in between “Oh, you’re here? Good, my food dish is empty, take care of it , will you? And not that dry stuff either.” (cat) and ” Yay! Kibble again! He loves me!!” (dog).

    (The theological implications of cat-thinking and dog-thinking”……Nope, I just don’t think I’m qualified for that one…)

  8. gomergirl says:

    Owen… yes. On the dog analogy….

    Every day when I come home from work, I have three wiggly butt dogs who think I am the greatest thing since sliced lunchmeat. They are so excited to see me, and I spend a good 5 minutes loving on them. Then I take the trash out, for 30 seconds and when I come in… It’s mostly the same. I am a dog person, and they are the best.
    Cats try to bite me for no reason… I don’t want to be like that to God, but sometimes I am…. make your own conclusion.

  9. Em ... again says:

    one thing that i’ve observed in defense of cats (they still annoy me, if they’re in my house)… if your cat is a mouser, it will share with you… your dog? get your own food, bud…
    now that may be because dogs are smarter than cats and they know that you’re quite able to do that – dunno – 🙂

    so many good applications to the animals interaction with their gods (us) and ours to The God… we, who follow Michael’s blog here, are all indebted to Miss Kitty for life lessons… errr, make that indebted to Michael for sharing them… sorry

  10. c2p says:

    I’m primarily a dog person but I love ’em all. Lots of feral cats here and one has been a real friend to both my dog and me. They all love my dog though.

    I busted up laughing at the thought of Michael standing in front of his house looking and acting like a “moron”. That is so me. My dog goes with me everywhere except when it’s too hot and I have to go in someplace for more then two minutes. When she waits for me in the car she demands tongue kisses upon my return. I oblige while people in the parking lot look at me in disgust. I couldn’t care less what they think as they would probably think it anyway. I do care very much what my dog thinks.

    BTW: I never get sick like all the germaphobes 🙂

  11. Owen says:

    Em, I suspect if you’re gonna start saying dogs are smarter than cats, you might wanna take cover…to some people, them’s fightin words.. 😉

    The more I think about it, the more it seems to me that maybe God does want us to be more like cats than dogs – yes, dogs have blind faith in their humans, but they often behave as though they have no choice in the matter, like they are wired for faithfulness.
    Cats, I think, have more of a mind of their own. So when they do return love and affection, it’s by choice.

    Just my own musings…..

    c2p – I have always heard that a dog’s mouth is usually less germ-y than a human’s mouth!

  12. Em ... again says:

    Owen, i’ve only got one reply to that… if a bad guy comes into your house, who do you want defending you, your cat or your german shepherd? LOL

    Michael is quite gracious about my animal preference as i am about his 🙂 there are times when i’d swear that he is my youngest daughter’s twin brother (another cat lover) – one of her cats realizes that i won’t kill it and would take it to the vet, if need be – the other cat isn’t so sure

    the last 3 years that i have spent getting to know horses convince me that they’d be my animal of choice – not for a house pet, tho

    no cat or dog kisses for me – period!

  13. pstrmike says:

    Get a dog. They love unconditionally and just want to be your friend.

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