My Cat and The Garden of Eden

TweetClick to share now They say we can learn from children but I would like to extend that idea to include cats.  In fact we can learn from all of creation; the lessons await but our attention and attitude often hinder us from seeing a truth that is clearly demonstrated before us.   One of my cats recently got quite sick after sneaking outside and rummaging around the neighborhood.  This particular cat is named Pork Chop (my son named him).  The day after “Pork Chop’s Big Adventure,” he sat sullenly in the corner of the house and moaned as if he was at death’s doorstep.  I was not sure what was wrong and called a Vet who said it could be a urinary tract infection.  That was of great concern as it could be fatal if it went untreated.  I resigned myself to delivering Pork Chop to the Vet’s office on the following day.   After getting up and making preparations to transport Pork Chop, I was surprised to see that he no longer appeared to be in pain and was back to his old, mischievous cat self.  He was tearing around the house and showed no signs of the previous days wows.  After another call to the Vet we concluded that Pork Chop had probably eaten or chewed upon something during his neighborhood jaunt that had caused the day of sickness.  Whatever it was now seemed to have worked its way through his system and we concluded that no further action was necessary unless the symptoms returned.   Two days later the Pork Chop snuck out again and...