Jody and Sarah Fox - this phase of our Journey as IMB missionaries in Niger, West Africa

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Kittens

Just wanted to quickly introduce you to our two pets. When we moved to Africa we talked about getting the girls a kitten when we moved to the village. I (Jody) am not a cat person, but I do love my children and they did want kittens. So when we moved to Boubon a few weeks ago we started looking for a kitten. Since the girls wanted a kitten and not a cat we had to find a young one so it would be a kitten longer. My friend Mounkaila found a kitten for me and called me and he told me he would pick it up for me. I agreed at first, but then called him back and told him I had another kitten I was going to try to get so don’t worry about it. He said Ok and we went and got ourselves a little black kitten. As I was driving away with the black kitten, Mounkaila called me to tell me he had picked up the kitten for me. I was thinking, “I told you not to” which apparently means, “do it anyway.” I thought briefly about having two kittens, but quickly came to my senses and remembered I don’t even like cats. However, when I got to where Mounkaila was working and saw the kitten, he looked pathetic. I took one look at the cat and knew I could not send him back to where Mounkaila got him. He looked sick, starved and tired so without my wives permission (she was not present for any of this) I now had two kittens.

Our girls love them. However, they did pick two strange names for kittens – Richard and Samuel. Why these names? Well I think Jordan named the black one Richard because that’s my middle name (I’m so honored) and I have no idea why Camryn named the white one Samuel. I pushed hard for Snowball or Tiger or something cute but in the end Richard and Samuel it is.

At first I found them cute and still do, but now I have remembered why I am not a cat person. Cats don’t learn, they just don’t care, they’re going to do their own thing no matter what you want. Sounds a bit like our sin nature…hmmm…maybe there is an application here somewhere for a new blog topic…we’ll see.

Lauren and Samuel

Jordan and Richard

Camryn and Samuel

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