About Me

Van Walton

Fun Facts about Van Walton

My favorite smell: The way the earth smells after it rains.

My favorite sound: The first notes of a grand symphony.

My favorite way to relax: Sitting anywhere outside - on my front porch, on my deck, or by the lake, early in the morning with my first cup of coffee.

My favorite birthday dessert: a Peach cobbler baked by my husband. He’s my fave chef!

I will not eat: Avocado. They turn my stomach into a volcano that never erupts.

Technology I couldn't live without and why: My laptop - it takes me anywhere I want to go.

One thing that makes me smile: My sons' faces!

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My book, From the Pound to the Palace, is available for $10
from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Pound to Palace

My book, Little Halos, is available for $5.99 from Proverbs
31 Ministries.

Little Halos

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Monday, August 13, 2012

What is a good neighbor?

While sitting on the bench outside my garage, putting on my socks and shoes – getting ready for a walk, I heard a stranger calling me.

“Meow. Meow.” 

I turned around to see where the voice was coming from and noticed one of the neighborhood cats, a pretty little gray cat. Almost desperately she called and called as she climbed the hill in my back yard, approaching me. Then she walked right up to my legs circling, talking, wagging her tail and telling me -  something I didn’t understand.

I am a dog person so I don’t regularly communicate with feline friends, even when they are neighbors. But this little girl was persistent. She would not leave me alone. She wanted something! 

My husband and I took off on our walk and the cat followed us as if we had invited her. She continued to talk. We came to the corner and she rounded it with us. We headed to the next corner and she hopped in front of us leading the way. Pretty soon she couldn’t keep up with our gate and we left her behind. She kept talking,  or crying.  I am not sure which and with one last desperate sprint attempted to catch up to us. Then she gave up.

We forgot about her.

She didn’t forget about us. She was waiting s when we arrived at our first corner and home she went with us, still talking! 

“What does she want?” I asked my husband, not that he is a regular cat communicator.
“I think she is hungry. I haven’t seen her family home this week.”  

That thought pierced my heart.

“Oh no!”

I found some snacks for her and poured a bit of milk into a saucer. She lapped it up and just like a dog wagged her tail. 

Takes a community to care for all the neighbors amongst us.   

We were not created to walk life's long trails alone. It is fine to reach out and ask for help. It honors others. It shows a gentle and humble heart.  This little cat
humbled me. It gave me great pleasure to help her.  I'll do so again - given the chance!


Stacey said...

I LOVE THIS! Hope the neighbors got home to care for their cat!