The Maine Coon is also known as the “Gentle Giant” and it seems this title is correct.
As you may remember, we brought tiny Alice home last week. Yesterday was her one week anniversary! Although she weighs less than five pounds, Skippy (sixteen pounds) and Miss Ruby (a whopping 18 “fluffy” pounds) seem to fear this petite adopted sister.
Our master bedroom has been Alice’s domain most of the week. Yesterday, I brought her large cage into the living room so that she could get to know her surroundings better. We have walked around the house with her in our arms every day and I discovered with delight that she enjoyed watching The Waltons with me at lunchtime – either while sitting on my lap or in her small carrier.
Today, we decided that “today is the day” to give her freedom. Being an overprotective “Mom” I was afraid that Skip and Ruby might hurt the “baby”. Ha! She has them on the run!
Ruby has always been shy so she watches everything from afar – often in hiding.
Alice loves playing “peek-a-boo” and “catch me if you can” and she wins every time! It looks like Skippy and Ruby will get a lot of exercise from now on. Alice is a natural physical trainer!
The funny part is seeing our huge Maine Coons running from this tiny ball of energy. They look at her the way I may look at a tiny mouse – jumping on the highest safe spot. Hopefully, they will get used to this little cutie and include her in their play and even allow her to snuggle with them. I will continue to share as our saga unfolds.
You know, we are much like Skippy and Ruby. The Lord allows us to meet new people who may be lonely or hurting. People who need Christ. Because of our selfishness or fear, we just walk past them, watch from a distance or hide.
At least Skippy is making contact – following her around from a distance, showing a little interest and running when she heads his way. (She jumped on him once. It happened so fast, he was stunned!) A reminder to me that an opportunity to share the love of Christ can turn into an attack from the enemy. Perhaps not physical but surely, spiritual.
Until next time,