One of my pet annoyances (among the many that I have) are the year end retrospectives. I hate all that rehousing on the television stations at what happened last year. I KNOW what happened, don't remind me. I think the reason the cable channels and communications media does that is because most of their regular staff is off work and that material was in the can and they play it to fill up the airwaves.
Well, my stuff isn't canned. It's fresh out of my mind right now. Oh, by the way, the kitty pictured at the top of my blog is "Kerouac". He is my friend Larry's cat. Kerouac is named after the famous Fifties Beatnik (the first one) Jack Kerouac. "Kerouac" is appropriately named. His story is below.
I usually talk to Larry on FaceTime on the weekend at his home in Claymont Delaware. Larry and his family have about a dozen cats they have rescued from the animal shelters and a few rescued right off the street. Kerouac was rescued from a parking lot as a kitten nearly starved to death. There wasn't much to Kerouac when Larry's son Darryl Yes, Larry has a son named "Darryl" as in the characters in the old Bob Newhart Show who were brothers named "Larry, Darryl and Darryl. Larry assures me it is just a coincidence that his son is named Darryl. Uh huh, that Larry, I've known him for over sixty years (we went to grade school together) and I think this is Larry pulling a slick one on his innocent son but be that as it may.
|Feeding time at Larry's house 2003|
One night maybe about a year and a half ago (if I'm wrong on the details Larry will correct me) Larry's son Darryl brought this poor, pitiful, near death kitten home, hoping to get permission to add it to the feline menage that already occupied Larry and Lois's humble abode in Claymont. I think at that time the kitty population of their home was about two dozen kitties roaming the premises. There was hardly room for one more but Darryl pleaded and begged and his parents consented to "just one more" (famous Last Words). Larry and Lois finally caved in and reluctantly accepted this new scraggly member of their household.
Kerouac had some medical issue that had to be addressed and Lar and his family took care of those issues. That's the kind of family they are, just good kind people rescuing a poor, neglected critter that few would care about otherwise.
You know, I began this post with all good intentions of writing about my wrap up at year end and here I'm writing about my friend Larry's cat.
As most of my regular readers know I write off the top of my head. Nothing "canned" here my friends. I'm not like those TV news stations that have canned material ready to plug up the airtime. No sir folks, it's all fresh here.
So this morning while I was on FaceTime with Lar, I had to leave for a few minutes and when I came back I saw this live FaceTime picture of Larry's cat Kerouac relaxing. When Larry knew I was back he put the camera on his puss again. I asked him to turn it back to Kerouac so I could take a picture (you can do this with FaceTime). This is the picture I took, one of God's creatures rescued from a certain death by my good friends who actually practice the Christian faith of peace and goodwill toward all, including even an emaciated and injured kitten found in a parking lot scurrying beneath parked cars just trying to survive.
You can put all the pictures of people in the paper giving each other awards for God know what and all the Rick Perry's of the world who refer to themselves as "persecuted Christians" while at the same time asking "what is the matter with this country when gays in the military are allowed to serve openly while there is a war on good Christians like him." This is a man who go for his morning walk with his gun and brags that he shot a coyote. Yes, we have plenty of examples of so called Good Christians but folks, this little cat to me represents what a Good Christian is.
You don't have to go to church every week to be a good Christian. You don't have to proclaim you are a good Christian. All you have to do is BE a good Christian and folks, this little cat named "Kerouac" is God's work.
|Peace, safety, love|