Fat Cat ~

by Elaine
(Roseville, CA USA)

At a gathering of friends who share the same church background as myself, one person wanted everyone to share what their work background was.

When it came to my husband's turn the work experience also ended up with our love of cats. We have pictures of our furry loved ones on our cell phone. When we handed the cell phone over to a friend she said: "no wonder your cat died" ... meaning no wonder she died look how fat she was!

Our beloved furry one was overweight at one time because she loved her treats and would eat a lot of her sister's food too. They are also 1 of the 4 biggest breeds of cats and they have lots of fur.

Then another friend chimed in with wow ~ she was fat wasn't she?

I felt like a knife was inserted into my heart and twisted because we had lost our Noelle last year in May 2016 and we are still grieving over her loss in many ways.

I kept silent thinking it's the better part of valor. But ... I felt like saying: our cat did lose a lot of her weight with us cutting back on her portions, a Norwegian Forest Cat is a big breed of cat, and, oh by the way, my beautiful Noelle died a very painful death of cancer of the kidneys and liver and she was half the weight she was in that picture.

My heart is still hurting over a friend saying this very unkind thing and to boot? she is a counselor and teaches others to counsel people with all kinds of issues.

So I am in the process of asking the Lord to help me forgive the hurt inflicted. And yes ... my feelings have changed towards these individuals even though I care about them.

Thanks for listening.

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Oct 15, 2017
by: Dan


I am sorry for the loss of your furry child and the hurt inflicted by your friends. People can be insensitive, particularly when they may not have pets themselves and do not realize the very real attachment and joy that pets bring to us. Given their reaction, I am not sure if they would have realized what they said even if you did respond to them. Be positive and move on.

I wish you the best as you move forward.


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