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Cat Story—Bloody Alfredo

When my husband came home from work and walked in the door, he was dismayed . . .

Blood ran on the floor and walls. It appeared to be a bloody crime scene. Worse than what he had ever experienced at work—the prison. He immediately called my name. I had arrived shortly before him and walked through, viewing the blood spread throughout much of our home. 

Our loving cat, Alfredo, had a bump on his forehead, which we assumed would go away. We were totally mistaken. It was a hematoma and it gave way the evening no one was home. He, no doubt, ran through our home shaking a large amount of blood from his head. 

Alan and I got on our knees and spent a great deal of time cleaning the carpet, furniture, walls, and flooring. Alfredo eventually recovered with the assistance of a nearby veterinarian. 

We were grateful to have a long period of time in which Alfredo remained unharmed.   

Our next ordeal with Alfredo arrived when he had some kind of encounter with another animal and he was having a hard time walking, but still could get around. We felt he had broken or split a bone, but it would mend. Cats usually do. Alfredo had healed previously from a broken leg (another encounter). His leg had been cast, but he wiggled out of it. The vet assured us, he should heal just fine without it. It set perfectly.

Saturday, I was in the den with my dear husband, and I looked down on Alfredo and noticed a small pool of blood. I picked him up and we took him to a new clinic that never closes. He had a  horrific abscess; the worst the vet had ever seen. Alfredo had to go through extensive surgery. The vet told us Alfredo amazed them. He experienced tremendous pain, endured surgery, bandaging and having an e-collar (elizabethan collar) placed around his head, but he still purred.  

We took him home that night around 7:00. He was so elated to be home! He joyously hummed continuously even though he had endured this extreme medical procedure and was hurting. Because he was still bleeding a bit, we placed him in the utility room with a blanket. In the middle of the night, he made lots of racket and yelled in pain. Yes, our poor Alfredo.

Alfredo hated his head cone and bandages. He wanted them off. He was determined and he succeeded in removing the bandages. His bloody tail and hindquarters were completely exposed. We didn’t know what to do that Sunday—Easter. He is a very strong cat and we believed a re-bandage job would also be discarded. We attended church and relished a heart-touching service surrounding Jesus Christ’s resurrection. We let Alfredo be for the day, as he appeared to be doing somewhat better.   

When Monday arrived, Alan asked me to phone the vet. I did, right after Alfredo attempted to remove his exposed stitches. They scheduled a time in the afternoon, though stated I could come earlier, which I did. They could not believe he was able to remove his bandages while having the cone on. 🙃 What was also remarkable was the fact he was loudly purring even though I returned him to this building and to the people who had caused him significant torture. The assistant was surprised he purred loudly even as she examined him, putting him through more discomfort. 

The vet eventually joined us and decided he would sedate Alfredo a bit and cauterize his wounds.  He also bandaged him in such a way that Alfredo could not remove it. He also placed a larger cone around Alfredo’s sweet head. Though Alfredo suffered, he did not desire to harm those who inflicted him with pain. 

Many people celebrate Easter. This is when Christians contemplate upon the fact, their great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, was pierced through for everyone’s transgressions. He, like a lamb, was taken to the slaughter. The Holy Savior was marred and crushed beyond any other man on humanity’s behalf. He never cried out in anger, but lovingly bore our every wrongdoing. He interceded for those who hated Him; forgiving those who placed him on that cruel, painful tree of crucifixion. He poured out Himself through death, being numbered with the transgressors and forsaken by all men. 

Following His death, he was placed in a tomb. After three days, He powerfully arose from death, revealing victory over the grave (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, John chapters 19-21, Isaiah chapter 53, etc—the Bible). 

God suffered and died for us because the human race follows it own path . . . producing its own drumbeat. 

Anyone who calls upon God in total sincerity and asks forgiveness of their wrongs, He forgives and renews. He places in those who believe, the Holy Spirit, who enables them to live godly. He provides eternal life in paradise when believers die. 

Christians still sin, but God always is willing to forgive those who sincerely ask the Father to forgive them in the name of Jesus Christ (1 John 1:9). It is difficult for a believer to go through a day without requesting forgiveness for something. 

I request you please consider Christ and ask for faith to believe if you are not a Christian.

December 28, 2018 Posted by | Cat Story, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment