Wednesday, April 03, 2013


And the letter for today is "C."
I'm staying in Johannesburg with two of my sisters at the moment and they are born rescue warriors. Cats and dogs. Here I've posted pictures of two of their cats, Snowbell and Misty or as I know them, White cat and tripod. They have a Scottish terrier that is blind in one eye too. All were rescued from the SPCA.
These animals are so adept at getting around that it is amazing. They say that people who are blind can "See" with their fingers. God has, in his infinite mercy endowed his creatures with incredible compensatory abilities.  As you can see, Snowbell has feet that bend the wrong way so she walks on the back of her "hands" but can climb trees just like any normal cat.

She is such a gentle little thing and loves to sit in the garden with the dogs, her favourite spot is in the fork of the Almond tree.

Misty, Tripod, for a three legged cat can move like lightning and a tree is no challenge at all. This little thing is such a playful member of the family that even the dogs like to play with her. Lizards don't stand a chance and birds better beware.
How did Snowbell land up with such deformed front feet? As far as I can ascertain she was born that way. Tripod was a stray that was rescued by the SPCA in the condition she is now.
So the point of this post is to show those of you who have disabilities that God has promised you personally that nothing is impossible. Mommies with kids that have challenges, you are so blessed.
Crippled? Not really, just adapting to what the rest of us take for granted.
God bless those who meet the challenges of life with faith and trust in God no matter what they have to deal with.


  1. Love this post, Geoff! A beautiful way of looking at life's challenges. Many blessings!

  2. Love your ending to this post - just adapting to what most of us take for granted. So very true indeed!

  3. Aww! Love the photos of the beautiful cats. I've seen a cat with bendy legs like that before.

    Lovely post. Thank you for sharing.

  4. What a sweet angel! and an inspiring post. Thanks for this!

  5. Hi Geoff,
    I'm stopping in for the A-Z Challenge. Thanks for your post. It was lovely to glimpse Kaapstad in your pictures and blog. I spent some time in your city doing volunteer work for a while. Your farm sounds lovely with the animals and South Africa's beauty.
    Best wishes,
    Alicia from

  6. Hi Geoff,

    Another A to Z'er. I love this post, not just for its inspirational message but because I'm a sucker for cats. I have so much admiration for people who rescue mis-treated or dumped animals. We've just recently lost our beautiful cat who's been missing for a month, so it has a special meaning for me right now. Pauleen