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Ramadan’s Cute Guest
When Ramadan came, I dropped everything to focus on my worship. This year was special because we were accompanied by a wonderful, cute guest. I loved feeding Penny. I accompanied her when she ate. Also, I made sure she felt comfortable in our home.
She was such a sweet, polite and well-behaved cat. When it was just the two of us, I’d encourage her to explore our home. I didn’t know how I was supposed to treat a foster cat, I just treated her like she was part of our family.
Even though we had to leave her alone sometimes, so we could go to the mosque in the evening, I couldn’t help but worry about her. When we reached home, the first thing we’d want to do was to see Penny. She was happy to be let out of our son’s room and usually sprinted to our room to lounge on our bed.
The last 10 nights of Ramadan were very special to me. As Penny slept a lot during the day, she was very active at night. She accompanied me during my night prayers, playing with my prayer mat. She also sat next to me when I prayed and recited the Quran.
As time passed, she became more comfortable with us. She followed me around when it was time to feed her. She slept on our bed and loved to be under the cover in order to hide from us! She also licked us, I guess to show that she loved us.
It’s hard to say goodbye
As Ramadhan came to an end, our fostering was also coming to an end. I thought it would be easy to depart from Penny, but I was wrong.
My husband recorded the moments of me with Penny before her foster mom came to pick her up. Watch the video below:
I made a special prayer in Ramadhan for this sweet kittie to have a healthy life for as long as she’s alive.
I’ll miss you, Penny! I hope that, if and when God allows, we’ll meet again. Ameen.
PS: Would I foster and adopt cats in the future? YES! In fact, when the next opportunity presents itself, I’ll take it without hesitation. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) loved cats, as he was merciful even to animals. I want to follow what my Prophet did!