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Lesson #2 from the cat on the deck

Frank White
Frank White

Once the fur ball on the deck got fed, he set up camp.  He had a bowls of food and water on a small deck table.  He had a cushioned bed in the form of a deck bar-level stool.

With the food close by, the cat realized he had a kingdom.  His kingdom was a small corner of the deck.  But, it included all he needed.  He had food.  He had water.  He had a cushioned bed.  He was sheltered from the rain and other adverse weather.

I observed that his universe had quickly become an area of about a three-foot radius.  I never saw him move farther than the deck stool to the small deck table.  He didn’t even have to go as for as jumping down on the deck.  He could jump from stool to table and back again.  And, he frequently did.

Master of His Domain
Master of His Domain

He was enjoying his daily ration of one scoop of cat food accompanied with a fresh bowl of water.  And he had his throne.  A cat kingdom had been made.

Indeed, it was a fairy tale adventure.  A homeless waif of a cat had found the deck of luxury.

Was it luck?  Was it his astute perception that had led him to the right house?  At least one other furry resident of the house had made a similar wise selection several years previously.  However he got there, this new fur ball was in comfort.

And, he wasn’t planning to move far from what he had found that he wanted and needed.

Lesson #2 from the cat on the deck:

When you find what you are looking for, stay close.

Frank White
Frank Whitehttp://www.mediaworksdesign.com/
Frank White is a native of east Tennessee and reveres the hills and nature of the Cumberland Plateau and east Tennessee. He enjoys backpacking, canoeing and flyfishing. He and his wife, Natalie, have been Clarksville residents since 1979. Frank is the owner of MediaWorks, a design and printing company in Clarksville, TN. He earned a BS in mass communications and political science from Middle Tennessee State University and a master of arts in journalism from the Indiana University School of Journalism at Bloomington. He is a distinguished military graduate from ROTC at Indiana University and is retired from the U.S. Army Reserve having also served in the Tennessee Army National Guard. He served with the U.S. Army VII Corps in Operation Desert Storm. Frank is a passionate follower of Christ and seeks to mentor others in exploring the endless depths of grace.

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