happy one month gotcha day anniversary squeaky!

I knew from the minute I saw you in that tiny cage at the humane society with that little hand written sign saying “I’m a cuddler” that Allah (swt) had meant for us to be together.   Every day has been brighter and happier because of you and I thank Allah (swt) for bringing you into my life.

I love you Squeakster.

From Sunan Abu Dawud, an example of how our mother Aisha (ra) treated cats:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:

Dawud ibn Salih ibn Dinar at-Tammar quoted his mother as saying that her mistress sent her with some pudding (harisah) to Aisha who was offering prayer. She made a sign to me to place it down. A cat came and ate some of it, but when Aisha finished her prayer, she ate from the place where the cat had eaten. She stated: The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: It is not unclean: it is one of those who go round among you. She added: I saw the Messenger of Allah (saws) performing ablution from the water left over by the cat.

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2 thoughts on “happy one month gotcha day anniversary squeaky!

  1. Assalamu alaikum,
    Squeaky looks so content, and showing signs of being a humble soul in her cardboard box! We had some chicken delivered the other day. It was left hanging on the door wrapped in four layers of plastic, but in the short time before I got it one of the local cats had managed to nibble her rizq through the plastic! Reading this Hadith touched my heart, wondering how many of the cats roaming the streets of Madinah are descendants of the cats associated with our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam and his companions RadhiAllahu anhum. Where is Squeaky’s collar? Collars??? :)
    Wassalamu alaikum

  2. wa alaikum assalam wr wb,

    Rabia was originally one of the names we were considering for the Squeakster, and would have been fitting. She eschews her fluffy fleece bed and most toys aside from her crinkly ball and laser, and is content flopping on the floor or curling up next to the Qur’an.

    mashaAllah for the kitties in Medina. Knowing how much cats intermingle, I wouldn’t be surprised if they all somehow traced back to those noble animals we find in the life of the early muslims. Makes me want to adopt a few of them even more.

    I ended up getting a collar from the store and will probably end up ordering one of the fancier ones later, if we decide to show her in a cat show. She doesn’t have a terrific body shape, but her personality is a winner, which I’ve heard is very important in the household pet category.

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