a face of perseverance

“The most deadly poison of our time is indifference.
And this happens although the praise of God should know no limits.
Let us strive, therefore, to praise him to the greatest extent of our powers.”

St. Maximilian Kolbe


(poor Percy, not a happy camper—his home for the next 12 weeks / Julie Cook / 2019)

“If, then, we wish to persevere and to be saved—-for no one can be saved without perseverance—-
we must pray continually.
Our perseverance depends, not on one grace,
but on a thousand helps which we hope to obtain from God during our whole lives,
that we may be preserved in his grace.
Now, to this chain of graces a chain of prayers on our part must correspond:
without these prayers, God ordinarily does not grant his graces.
If we neglect to pray, and thus break the chain of prayers,
the chain of graces shall also be broken, and we shall lose the grace of perseverance.”

St. Alphonsus Liguori, p. 201
An Excerpt From
The Sermons of St. Alphonsus Liguori


(a moment of freedom and reprieve from the dreaded cone / Percy / Julie Cook /2019)

17 comments on “a face of perseverance

  1. Dawn Marie says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, Percy!

    • thanks Dawn Marie—if I knew what I know now, we may have tried to orthotic route—but that would not have sealed the open wound…12 weeks is a long time for an animal to be in a cage who is used to free range roam…

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    It’s obvious that Percy is dearly loved. It’s so hard when we have to confine our pets – especially with the cone of shame. It reminds me of the millstone collars worn in the 16th & 17th centuries. I wonder if those were designed to keep the wearer from licking their wounds. Hope Percy mends quickly and continues to be treated like royalty. Hope you’re doing OK too!

    • I go tomorrow for a carotid ultrasound.
      I have severe pain in my tongue when I chew…I think it’s neuralgia, but my doc wants to check blood flow—the ENT wonders if its not another troubled disc, this time in my neck.
      So most likely an MRI in the near future of the neck.
      I’d rather deal with the back than this tongue thing!!!
      Then I jammed a lemon thorn in my thumb last week and thought nothing else of it but that at the time, it hurt.
      Sunday morning my right thumb was three times larger than my left thumb. One trip to urgent care and I’m on antibiotics for cellulitis—when it rains, it pours—mother always said bad things come in threes—I think I have the three…time to move on!!!

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Oh no😳. I think you are under incredible stress with all the worry about James and running back and forth to take care of the sheriff & mayor. You need to take care of you now. Glad you’re having it checked out. Stay away from the lemons too. When we get older we try to keep up the same pace we did when we were in our thirties . God has other plans for us❤️

      • I’m having a hard time with that whole keeping up thing 😑

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        I know and that’s Ok. You can say no once in a while.

  3. So sorry! Great pictures. I didn’t even realize a cat could break a leg, but of course they can! Many of them just land on their feet and so we forget they can get hurt.

    • Oh it’s not broken— he had to have his back hoc (knee) fused — he had torn his Achilles tendon and then wore his ‘knee’ literally to the bone— the bone was exposed and no amount of stitching helped— so a million dollars later— the only viable solution— joint fusion 😑

  4. oneta hayes says:

    Quick healing for Percy and Parent. 😀 Seriously, I do pray for relief for you regarding the many issues you are walking through recently. The tide will turn. Blessing Sweet Julie.

  5. Tricia says:

    Oh poor Percy! He actually looks pretty good in spirit. Still stuck in a cage for 12 weeks will not be fun. Is it because he will run off and re injure himself?

    • Either that’s their reasoning or they enjoy tormenting pet iwners😿I do let him out throughout the day and remove the cone so he can eat and groom as well as just stretch out— but I keep him right with me on a pad as they don’t want him moving and potentially messing up the surgical site

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