Roads Less Traveled

Well today is the day for that road. Not one that I would choose to travel. But what is waiting for me at the end of it will be worth the trip. I have dealt with the worry for about two months now. I think I know what the outcome will be. But we always have the unknown element there. And to not be in control is always hard for me. Also the expense. 

Whew! Sometimes you do not know where you are going to draw from. But there are things along the way that just make it work out. When I started this last venture I had taken what I could for the last two months and said this will have to do. Don't have to buy this and can make that last til we scrape together something to make us feel like we will have a start at least. Then here comes someone with an extra jump. One you did not expect. So you say thank you and then you look up and thank the other provider.

Sometimes it is just what you asked for and others times what you never would have guessed. This time it was a kitten. Yeah a kitten. I was asking for money, time, reassurance, a car and swiftness. But no a kitten called my name. I should have known my name is pronounced with a pitiful meow. I have heard it before. So hearing it this time I turned around and started looking for the owner of that sad voice. I spoke back and sure enough there was the same voice calling out meow. Tracking it I came to a car. The engine hot from the noon day sun and a crying emitting from it. You could hear the fright there. Well here I am in a parking lot 200 miles from home to start with and now I am messing with a car that is not my own. Trying to get this sad baby to understand that if you got in there you can get out was not working. So I start looking for owners of the vehicle. Finding I now am gathering others who start to understand the kitten's plight we find another obstacle. The hood release does not work on this car. So we have to find how to jerry rig the wiring to get it opened. Meanwhile some are trying to go under the car and coax the kitten out while others are trying to dismantle the front grate. 

Back and forth, men and women, English and Spanish, straight and gay we have all sorts of potential conflicts. But none of that enters in. Cause we all can hear the meow getting fainter. Of course all these people know it won't stop til we get in which we do. And there trapped by the hot battery is a small grease covered blue eyed black kitten. Panting so that a dog would be jealous. Having to remove the battery and some hoses we finally get him out. 

After time to cool off, a good bath and trips to get all the kitties necessities, I see what this really is. Not what I asked for. Not money or time or safety. No it is control. Yes control of my senses to hear a cry. Control of a rescue much needed. And now control over a kitten who needed help. In all of it I had calmed down. Changed my focus and could now see the road less traveled. Yeah there are some bumps and curves but it is just a road. And it has a destination. And I can handle that conflict once I get there. But for now I have a kitten to pet.

53 comments:

  1. One of the best stories I have ever read. Period.

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  2. Thank you, your comment is much appreciated.

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  3. Great story, perspective makes all the difference

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  4. Happy SITS Day...what an awesome post!

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  5. Beautiful and well written post! Happy SITS day!

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  6. Well now I'm crying! Great story.

    Enjoy your SITS day!

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  7. Kittens are great teachers sometimes. Poor thing was lucky to find some help.

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  8. Awwwww ... this was incredibly sweet!

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  9. Oh, that's so sweet. What a very lucky kitten!

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  10. Lovely post. Thank you for sharing this.

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  11. Dropping by from sits. Great reading!

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  12. Dropping by from sits. Great reading!

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  13. I really enjoyed that post. Sometimes it takes something very simple and unexpected to put everything in perspective. Do you still have the kitty?

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  14. Awww. So, so, sweet. We have had several kitties that have adopted us. I think that somehow they just knew which house would be the one that they should come to.

    But maybe you'd like to come over. And I could convince you how wonderful it would be for you to take my hooligans home with you :-) They might like to play with roosters...

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  15. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story.

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  16. Great story...thank you for sharing!

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  17. Dropping by from SITS. Great post!

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  18. Wonderful story. There is nothing quite like being called by a kitten...that is how we have gotten all of ours. Somehow they know when we need them. Cuddles to your kitty! :)

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  19. Lovely post. Have a wonderful SITS day!

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  20. What a lovely story and what a lucky kitty!

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  21. I am glad the kitten brought serenity to your day and your situation. Happy SITS day!

    Malisa

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  22. What a great story!! Your a hero!! Kittens are the best!!

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  23. You followed your heart and great answers always come that way!

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  24. I'm trying to imagine what you named the kitten. Maybe... Lucky? Anyhow, I feel lucky to have read that post. Thanks.

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  25. Wonderful story and great rescue!! Thanks for sharing!!

    :)
    ~Tabitha~

    freshmommyblog.com

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  26. What a great, unexpected story. Amazing how incidents like that can change your perspective. It was a pleasure to read you today. Happy SITS day.

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  27. Yes, this is like don't feel sorry for yourself, or worry about what you are going to do...there are worse situations out there.

    Great post!

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  28. How sweet!

    Happy SITS Day!

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  29. Wonderful story! Congrats on your SITS feature!

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  30. So glad you saved the little one! It's great how it brought you together, a number of different strangers of all different backgrounds working together to save a kitty. So sweet.

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  31. I've always said cats choose their owners!

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  32. Oh what a beautiful story! I am so glad the kitten was saved. It wouldn't be the first time an engine block got a cat otherwise!

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  33. I'm gonna go hug my kitty cat now. Thanks =)

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  34. wow. I remember when I was little and we found a clutch of abandoned kittens under the neighbor's house. The mom had taken the biggest/ strongest and left the others.

    We tried to save them both, but only one made it. You kitten story reminds me of that bitter sweet moment.

    We kept our kitten for years, until she got restless. She was the best fun.

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  35. Great story, everyone working together to help, there is good in this world if you look.

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  36. That was great. Thanks for sharing it!

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  37. Thanks for the perspective. We all need that reminder. There are things greater than the needs we often think we need. What a great spirit you have to stay committed to the kitty. Did the owner ever come to the vehicle before you left?

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  38. What a generous, loving heart you have.

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  39. There is a lot of solace in a fuzzy cat body. I miss my sweet kitty every day. I have a passel of dogs, but it just isn't quite the same.

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  40. I LOVE cats - if it weren't for my husband, I would be a cat lady! Do you have pictures of your baby cat (I guess he's all grown up by now)?

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  41. I LOVE cats - if it weren't for my husband, I would be a cat lady! Do you have pictures of your baby cat (I guess he's all grown up by now)?

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