We had a bit of a scare in the last 14 hours. Late yesterday afternoon our cat Teddy started acting strange, meowing strange, and then some sort of contraction thing started in his belly. Never saw anything like it before.
His belly would contract, and he'd let out a groan. He walked kind of low to the floor and looked thoroughly uncomfortable.
This is the part about having pets that's so hard. If they're in pain, they can't tell you where it hurts, how bad, or what's going on. It makes me feel helpless to watch them suffer.
Fear gripped my heart because I didn't know what was wrong or what to do. I truly had to pray and give my cat to the Lord's care. I knew that I was totally helpless, but God is fully in control and He cares about my cat. I stirred a lot during the night, and then I'd pray and give my cat to the Lord again.
We all made it through the night without any incident, and this morning I was encouraged to see Teddy looking normal again. No more contractions, moaning or walking funny. We'll watch him and see how he is throughout the day.
I know those who don't care for cats or pets in general may not be able to relate to my struggle, but I know that God uses anything in our lives to teach us and cause us to depend on Him. Even a cat.