Sometimes what you don’t think you want in life is just what you need.

Dr. John Reizer

Three years ago, on June 22, a baby kitten came to my back door and began crying at the top of her lungs.

My wife and daughter looked out the French doors that led to our backyard. They had turned on the porch light and were watching the little feline attempt to claw her way into our house.

I immediately set the tone for what was going to happen next. I told my family that there was no way we were opening the door and letting the animal inside.

I grew up with dogs as pets, but never a cat. After getting married, I inherited two older cats. My wife and I had them for a short time before they passed.

During our marriage, my wife and I seemed to prefer dogs over cats and enjoyed their companionship until 2015. That’s when our last dog, Molly, left us for a better place.

To make a long story shorter, I got outvoted as usual and the door was opened and the screaming kitten entered. I was angry and stomped around the house protesting for the rest of the night.

Three years later, the kitten, Sansa, is a full-grown cat. She’s a beautiful animal and one of my best friends.

The guy who protested to his wife and daughter about having a new kitten has since fallen in love with the little cat and feels terrible about the fact that he didn’t want to adopt her three years ago.

Truth be told, Sansa is never far away from me. I can’t believe that she bonded with the guy who didn’t want her.

The universe is strange! Sometimes what you don’t think you want in life is just what you need.


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6 thoughts on “Sometimes what you don’t think you want in life is just what you need.

  1. sandy edwards June 24, 2022 / 5:58 am

    So sweet Dr. Reizer. You brought tears to my eyes this morning.

    • Dr. John Reizer June 24, 2022 / 7:56 am

      Thanks for the feedback, Sandy! 🙂


  2. lhakes12 June 24, 2022 / 7:39 am

    Sansa is certainly a beautiful and elegant looking cat, John. I love black cats. I had a black cat growing up. Then I had 4 more cats after marrying. But they are gone now, and we presently have a beautiful marbled bengal and a birman. Plus, two dogs. Our keeshond and cockapoo.
    And although I love my dogs dearly, I am really more of a cat person.

    And John, didn’t your family also just adopt a dog while you in the hospital? You had shown pictures on nofakenews a little while back.

    Although, yes, I think the moral of your story is that the Universe has a way of showing you that there are things that you might never believe you need, but then you realize that is not true. And that there is a purpose and reason for everything that comes into your life.
    Just when you think that you are settled with the way things are, something new and unexpected is brought forth to give you new direction and possibly even warm your heart!


    • Dr. John Reizer June 24, 2022 / 8:05 am

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Lisa! 🙂

      Yes, we have a small farm at our house once more. A year after adopting Sansa, my daughter adopted a male cat, Mojo, who has similarly bonded with my wife.

      Then, while I was in the hospital, my daughter adopted a female dog named Moose. We all seem to be happy together. I have concluded that our lives are better with animals in them. 🤣

      • lhakes12 June 24, 2022 / 12:50 pm

        It sounds like your daughter has aided in bringing home a few of your lovable furry family members. But I totally get it, John! My daughter had a lot to do with our pets being here also.
        Not to mention a variety from the past, such as a rabbit, guinea pig, parakeets and a fish.
        Oh, and I can’t forget my painted turtle I have had for 16 years now.
        But at least my zoo is becoming smaller now. Although pets really do have a way of taking you out of your zone and into a good place.

        And now when my daughter and her boyfriend visits they bring their 3 ferrets. I recently attended a ferret fair with them. And I call these rascals my grandchildren. But you have to be careful. Sometimes my grandchildren can bite! Haha, 😂



      • Dr. John Reizer June 24, 2022 / 9:06 am

        This sounds all too familiar. 🤣

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