Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kitty Goes To Church

I read in the news today about a cat that survived a 70 mile trip while clinging to the underside of it's owner's car. The article brought back the memory of our own cat doing much the same about 30 years ago.

Every Sunday morning our family would get in the car and drive the freeway to church, which would take at least 25 minutes at 65 miles per hour. Getting a large family dressed and cared for, and my husband constantly preparing for a sermon, always caused us to be hurried and a little tense. The last thing in the world we would be thinking of was the family cat!

One sunny Sunday when we pulled up to our parking space in the church parking lot, our cat jumped out from under our car!!!! He had "hung on for dear life" all the way down the freeway. He was so scared when he finally got out, that he ran, terrified, into a hole in the ground. It took several minutes and alot of patience to coax him out and reassure him that he had not used up one of his nine lives.

How our precious little kitty survived the trip, we will never know!! But that morning we were especially thankful for his safety.

Copyright 2008 By-Barbara J. Kirby Davis


Anonymous said...

Lovely piece of writing. The music is perfect, or should I say purrfect.

Patty H. said...

Poor kitty! I know he was terrified.
Thanks for your prayers.
I edited my post with a picture my son sent me this morning. You'llhave to come see.

Walt Jones said...

I remember that everyone was so amazed he had made it.

Barbara J. Kirby Davis said...

Wally- I can't believe you remember the experience!!! You were just a little kid back then. Love ya!