reply to post by wildtimes
I believe that we get the messages we need. I have had several wonderful cats in my life. I would like to share my story of one...
When my cat, SplatCat, a big, grey, shorthaired, sweetheart orphan kitty, who I had found huddled on the street, up against the median, with a broken
hip (hence his name), developed an extremely painful and debilitating feline urinary disease, I had to face the decision of whether to free him or put
him through unending surgeries until he eventually passed. I decided I had to let him go.
It was an awful decision to have to make, first, because I had already rescued him from the streets once, and nursed him to health, and second,
because he was such a grateful, sweetheart, loving cat - loved on everybody, loved my kids, just so happy to have his second chance...
My Vet was a wonderful person, he let me come in at the end of the day, when everybody was gone, to be with Splat. He took me in the back of the
clinic, and I had a blanket from home, and just held my kitty on my lap and petted him. Thing is... My sweetheart kitty was a tough street kid, and
he didn't let go so easy. So, he sat on my lap and purrrrred and purrrrred. My Vet had to take him in back and give him a second shot, and of
course, by this time, the Vet and I were both in tears.
It made it that much harder to see and feel him go, like my cat really did have "nine lives", and I was there for the last three. At any rate, he
slipped away and I cried and my Vet cried, and we eventually pulled ourselves together enough for me to hand my Splat over to be taken care of, and
make my way out to the parking lot.
As soon as I walked out of the building, I realized that a light spatter of rain had been going on while I was inside. The most beautiful rainbow
glimmered for just a minute between the dark clouds in the sky (it was late summer in Colorado Springs, at the time). I believe that was a message
for me. It is typical late summer weather, in that area, but circumstances led me to take particular note at that moment, and to be able to recall it
and my feelings at the time in great detail, here, some 20 plus years later. I think we receive important messages in just this way and we are so out
of touch in today's modern world that we have trouble identifying, noticing and accepting them.
So, I agree with your interpretation of the light in your picture, and wish you much love and joy in your thoughts of your beautiful cat.
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