Newsletter January 2022
"In the Moment"
I felt I was a child again as a crouched down to reach under the stairs in the barn. I was offering a small can of cat food to the young, feral cat crying out. As my gloved hand got closer the kitty gave a slight hiss but changed to a soft mew of gratitude to the nourishment I was offering. Scaredy Cat, as I’ve named it, is either just slightly feral or really, really, desperately hungry to allow my hands to get so close without bolting. I believe the kitty is less afraid of me though then of Greg, the resident cat.
In moments like this, I don’t worry about catching the cat or the expense of vet care or Greg’s response to having an invader. I’m just a girl, making a new friend, a friend who is in need of a friend. I’m kneeling with hope in my heart while fear is turning slowly to trust with the cat. The background noises of Bella’s soft nostril blows, Alfred’s hay munching and Mae Mae’s quiet bleating supports this moment. In this beautiful space, I’m transported to my childhood where I believed I had the ability to become friends with all the animals on our farm.
“Mew” was the response from Scardey Cat and she began devouring the food before I even move away. It’s sweet and magical moment that perhaps will lead to other magical moments.
As I stand up, I’m once again an adult, strategizing capturing the kitty, and worrying about the cost of veterinary care and how Greg will be affected by the presence of another cat. I’ll need to trust, like Scaredy Cat, that Crow Moon Healing is the place where she belongs.
Karen Mcintosh - Crow Moon Healing Owner & Operator