This is our journal of what we pray is our sojourn of life (Hebrews 11:8-10) along the narrow way (Matthew 7:14), even the old paths (Jeremiah 6:16), submitting to the Bible as a light unto both (Psalms 119:105). It is our prayer that these documented moments in our earthly time benefit whom God might choose to edify, but ultimately that God glorifies Himself through them.

Introducing Sophie

Well, one evening a stray cat was found on our porch, with our cat Tuscan interested. While the stray was skittish, as soon as we put a little food out, it voraciously started eating. Poor thing was famished.

The next day, the little stray was around, and when we opened the door and invited it in, it came on in and basically adopted us that day, much like Tuscan and our latest other cat Leila. πŸ™‚ We figure it was not a feral cat as it seemed quite comfortable being inside.

Since, we’ve discovered it’s a girl, and we’ve been trying to catch her up on food. It took about a week, but she finally settled in and is less starving acting and more relaxed during the day now. She also hasn’t left the house since that first day here. πŸ™‚ And thankfully, the other cats haven’t seemed to have any problem with her at all, and vice-versa, basically anyway…a hiss here and there if someone gets too close to the other. πŸ™‚

Sue thought she looked “sophisticated”, and I thought, how about then calling her “Sophie”, and so it was. πŸ™‚

Here are some other pictures of her:

Ahhh….so glad she feels safe now…

And our introduction video of her. She does let us know when it’s time for the next round of food! πŸ˜€

We’re thankful to the Lord we have the resources to care for the little, probably throw-away, stray, and we’re glad she has a place to be cared for now. πŸ™‚

— David


  1. Vicky Schreiber

    Greetings Mr & Mrs Sifford,
    what a beautiful addition the Lord has sent to your homestead. We sometimes get blessed with stray cats too, they are the best. We have found that when another animal comes to our place it is a good idea to treat all the animals for intestinal worms. It can be done naturally with diatomaceous earth added to their food, pumpkin seeds – I usually chop/blitz them a bit smaller before giving for easier consumption. Apparently Ginger, Slippery Elm and Thyme are natural wormers but I haven’t tried them. Thanks for your continued posting, I do like to see what is going on there although sometimes when I’d like to comment I can’t.

    • David & Susan Sifford

      Hi Mrs. Schreiber,

      Thank you much for the suggestions! Yes, we’re thinking at least she needs some worm treatment.

      We appreciate all the info, and for you saying hello! Pray all is well with you there.

      β€” David

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