Kitty On The Outside Or A Tree Frog On The Inside

Brown and Black Frog Lying on a Green Leaf
It’s a rare occasion when I actually do something like this.
At my age, I assume I could get away with something. I guess I am just not old enough.
Several weeks ago, I happened to look out the rear window and saw a kitty walking across our back yard. A small idea sneaked into my mind. Maybe I could find some kitty treats and feed the kitty.
It isn’t that my wife doesn’t like kitties; she just does not like them on our property. No way she would ever, and I mean ever, condone some kitty living on our property. However, my idea was, what if she doesn’t know?
I’ve always heard that what your spouse does not know can not hurt you. So, I put together a very sneaky plan.
I went and got a dish for the kitty in addition to a bag of kitty food. I truly thought I could pull this off.
On the back porch, I place the dish and filled it with kitty food. I pushed it to the side so you couldn’t see it from the window. I’m not an expert when it comes to sneaky, I’m still an amateur.
Later that day I happened to look out the window and there it was. A tiger like kitty had found the dish and was feasting upon the food. I knew I needed to take things slow. I didn’t want to scare off the kitty.
I kept this up for several days, quite proud of myself that I was not caught yet. I believed there was a chance I would not get caught and I was living on that opportunity.
Immediately I recognized the voice and had to be very careful so I did not trip up on anything.
“I’m just enjoying the backyard scenery. It looks so lovely in the evening shadows.”
I sighed very deeply hoping I’d escaped being discovered.
Finally I had been getting to the point where I could open the door very carefully and the kitty wouldn’t get scared and run away. I was not able to pet it but that was in my plans.
Then one night something else occurred that pleased me deeply. Another kitty joined the back porch kitty diner. I actually was thrilled, but I had to keep myself calm because I didn’t want to give my secret away.
Around our house, keeping keys will not really last long.
Everything was going fine until one night the kitty came to the porch glass door and began meowing. The knucklehead I am, I meowed back.
At the precise moment, my wife happened to walk into the kitchen area where the glass porch door was. She heard me meow and said,”There better be a kitty on our porch!”
“I don’t need any old cat on our backyard”
I wanted to answer, but I didn’t.
“I hope you are not feeding it!”
Do I need to call a lawyer?
At this time, she went up to the door to open it so that she could shoo the cat away and there on the inside of the doorway was the largest tree frog I have ever seen. When she saw that, she screamed, the kitty ran and the frog jumped inside our property.
It has been a long time since I’ve seen the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage dance.
It was all I could do from laughing hysterically. I tried to control it, but you know how that works. The more I tried to restrain my laughter the louder it got.
Where’s my cell phone when I need it?
She ran, got a broom, came back and swept outside. I haven’t seen that frog since.
So, being in a feeling of hilarious insanity, I said, and I almost regret saying it,”Which do you need?
She looked at me holding her broom in a really dangerous way and eventually she broke down laughing.
Life is filled with choices. Some of our choices aren’t of our choosing. Sometimes it’s choosing the greater of the worse.
Since then we’ve had two kitties come to our backyard every evening to enjoy the kitty food I put out there in the kitty dish. I have not seen the frog, but I sure have been thinking about that frog ever since.
“What are you smiling at?”
“Nothing, I’m just having a happy moment.”
“It better not have anything to do with that tree frog.”
Thinking about this I was reminded of what David said. “Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple” (Psalm 65:4).
It is not important if you’re a kitty or a frog only that God has chosen you. Live in that glory every day.

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