I LOVE the story of Oliver the cat and his friend Ada the sheep. If you have not already read about this unlikely pairing I urge you to read the story here. Jo Colvin (The Forum) shares the story out of Alexandria, Minnesota of a orange and white tomcat and a deaf and almost entirely blind sheep who forged a friendship.
Oliver cozying up on Ada (Photo: The Forum)
This story serves as a reminder, at least for me, that the universe sends us what we need when we need it and sometimes that something looks nothing like what we might expect. It is rarely clear to us in the moment the potential impact of an encounter, interaction, or a friendship. The smallest of things can have the biggest of impacts – impacts we cannot begin to imagine.
In the case of Oliver and Ada, it was a friendship that shepherded Ada through the last few months of her life. We will never truly know what this frendship meant to Ada or to Oliver, but suffice to say that it was a rare one that worked well for them both. Surely it was not what Ada expected, but it was just what she needed. Funny how the universe works isn’t it?
Day one thousand two hundred and sixty-three of the new forty – obla di obla da