Category: Animal Blessings

A Visit from Scout

I had a dream the other night that Scout was still here on Earth with us.  I know it was a visit from Scout (my kitten who passed in March) because it was a vivid, lifelike dream and I can still see it in my minds eye. 

I dreamt my husband and I were at home. But, it wasn’t our current home. It was a condo on the beach. I eventually want to live by the water. I keep asking God to make this happen! I went outside on the patio and I said casually, “Oh, there’s Scout.” Continue reading “A Visit from Scout”

A Chance Encounter

Photo by Mike Krowe

It was a hot July Atlanta afternoon. I was visiting Atlanta attending a conference for work. My husband, Mike, and I never had the opportunity to visit Atlanta so he took time off to travel with me and explore a new city together.

During a lunch break, we ate a quick lunch and then walked around Midtown before I had to head back to the conference, resuming shortly. I noticed a puppy across the street walking around aimlessly and getting close to the busy street. I looked for his owner which I thought would be a short distance away. I saw no one who looked to be associated with the puppy. We quickly crossed the street to see what the puppy was up to. I whistled and he turned around and came trotting over to me. His coat was soft and clean but he had no collar, no tags, and no leash. He was adorable but too skinny and thirsty. Was he lost? A stray? I instinctively picked him up and we started walking toward the street I saw him come from. Maybe his owner was frantically looking for him. We only saw an empty street and a homeless man sleeping, completely unaware of any crisis. Continue reading “A Chance Encounter”

Lessons from a Kitten


Baby Scout

On March 3, our 11.5 month old kitten, Scout, passed away suddenly.  It turned out he had an enlarged heart and we didn’t know it.  Scout passed at home very quickly from a heart attack.  That night, as usual, he ate dinner and then started cleaning himself.  The next minute, he tensed up and passed within a minute with me and my husband, Mike, right by his side.  I don’t think he knew what happened. He made no sound and looked very peaceful as I held him in my arms as my husband rushed us to the emergency vet.  We prayed the entire way. There was nothing else we could do and I believed if God wanted to perform a miracle he would and could.  Continue reading “Lessons from a Kitten”