It’s Monday again, after another weekend that flew by much too quickly. We took some time to do things as a family and Nate managed to get some studying in for his big final exam in Calculus on Tuesday. He’s so smart and is doing well, but it’s an accelerated 8 week Calculus course and combine that with a busy work schedule, a long commute, and of course family life – and a pregnant wife who is more “needy” than usual (as much as I hate to admit it) – it doesn’t leave as much time for studying as is ideal. So if you could keep him in your prayers, it would be much appreciated. 🙂
I took the kids for a walk this morning. I’ve been trying to keep up with my walking, as long as it’s not scorching outside and going to make me feel sicker, and when we do get out, I feel much better the rest of the day. I always do better with exercise. It wasn’t that hot this morning, so we headed out.
About a couple hundred feet down the road, I hear a commotion behind us and there is Abby, our pug, and Milo, our cat, both racing after us. Emily had let Milo out accidentally (and once he’s outside, he’s hard to catch, so we usually wait until he comes back on his own.) Abby was supposed to have been in the backyard, but Nathan didn’t latch the gate properly so she escaped too. I caught Abby and sent Nathan home to get her leash. He comes back without the leash – he couldn’t find it (of course it was exactly where it belonged.) We head home so I can drop Abby off. I put her inside the house and we start walking again.
Milo starts following us. He stayed just far enough away where we couldn’t catch him, but close enough that he was clearly walking with us. I figured he’d give up and head his own merry way in a minute. But nope, the cat followed us the entire way. It was so funny and the kids got quite a kick out of it. About 3/4 of the way through, Milo was tired and panting and he started meowing at us quite loudly as if to say “Would you hurry up, I’m tired!”
When we were almost home, we stopped to talk to a sweet old neighbor lady “Grandma Susie” and Milo took a rest under a nearby bush. While we were talking, a couple of other neighborhood cats came to investigate Milo and before we knew it, they were all playing. I finally headed home with the kids and we called Milo, but apparently he was having more fun with his kitty friends, so he stayed. As far as I know, he’s still over there.
I’ve never heard of a cat “walking” with his people around the neighborhood. It was just so funny. Nathan was commented several times that “Jesus has put Milo on a leash and was making him walk with us so he would be safe.” And “It’s a miracle, Mom! I’ve never seen a miracle before, but this is one and it’s so neat!”
I hadn’t thought of it quite like that, but it was pretty neat to see Nathan’s perspective.