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On The Outside Or A Tree Frog

Green Frog Beside Plant
It’s a rare occasion when I really do something like this.
At my age, I suppose I could get away with something. I guess I am simply not old enough.
Several weeks ago, I happened to look out the back window and saw a kitty walking across our back yard. Just a small idea sneaked into my head. Maybe I could get 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. However, my thought was, what if she does not know?
I’ve always heard that what your spouse doesn’t know can not hurt you. So, I put together a very sneaky strategy.
I moved and got a dish for the kitty in addition to a bag of kitty food. I really 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 that you could not see it in the window. I am not an expert when it comes to sneaky, I am still an amateur.
Later that day I happened to look out the window and there it was. A tiger like kitty had discovered the dish and was feasting on the food. I knew I needed to take things slow. I did not want to frighten the kitty.
I kept this up for many days, quite proud of myself that I was not caught yet. I believed there was a chance I wouldn’t get caught and I was living on that opportunity.
Instantly 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.
I sighed very deeply hoping I had 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 unable to pet it but that was in my plans.
Then one night something else happened that pleased me deeply. A second kitty joined the rear porch kitty diner. I really was ecstatic, but I had to keep myself calm because I did not want to give my secret away.
Around our house, keeping secrets does not really last long.
Everything was going fine until one night the kitty came into the porch glass door and started meowing. The knucklehead that I am, I meowed back.
She heard me meow and said,”There better not be a kitty on the porch!”
“I don’t need any old cat on our back porch.”
I wanted to answer, but I did not.
“I hope you are not feeding it!”
Do I want to call a lawyer?
At that moment, 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 biggest tree frog I’ve ever seen. When she saw that, she cried, the kitty ran and the frog jumped inside the house.
It has been a long time since I have seen the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage dancing.
I tried to control it, but you know how that works. The more I tried to restrain my laughter that the louder it got.
Where is my cell phone when I need it?
She ran, got a broom, came back and swept the frog outside. I have not seen that frog since.
So, being in a feeling of humorous 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 finally she broke down laughing.
Life is filled with choices. Some of our choices are not of our choosing. Sometimes it is choosing the better of the worse.
Since then we’ve had two kitties come to our backyard every evening to enjoy the kitty food that I put out there in the kitty dish. I haven’t seen the frog, but I sure have been thinking about that frog ever since.
“What are you grinning at?”
“Nothing, I am just having a happy moment.”
“It better not have anything to do with this tree frog.”
It is not important if you’re a kitty or a frog only that God has chosen you. Live in that glory daily.
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