Charmin Extravagence is a cat. We call her Prilly. In her
prime, she was a gorgeous example of the new Exotic
breed, which is a short haired Persian.
the Exotic can be long haired or short haired, but the
short hair is the desirable quality. The Exotic is
usually a mix of the long-haired Persian and the
short-haired Russian Blue. The preferred Exotics have a
short, stocky frame, a flat face, and exceptionally thick
short fur. Typically the color is gray and the eye color
is a pumpkin orange, but there are variations.
Prilly was very emotionally damaged when I got her from
the SPCA. I'm not sure what kind of a home she had for
the first two years of her life, but it seems clear that
they didn't like her. And it was very clear that she was
terrified of people when she first came to live with me.
Prilly had slashed someone while she was at the SPCA, so
I'm not sure why I decided to take on this spitfire. I
fell in love with her little flat face for one thing.
And, somehow I knew that all her bad attitude was based
in fear. There was plenty of bad attitude. It took two
years to win her trust, but it was well worth the effort.
Prilly Charmin has been a devoted and loving companion.
Prilly is now
an old, gray, fat asthmatic cat whose pumpkin eyes have
faded to dull gold. But, she still feels she can rule the
world as long as I'm there for moral support.
Prilly is now
knows how to follow the sun spots coming in the windows.
During the course of the day she can usually be found
napping in one of them. And, after the sun sets she
selects choice pillows. Prilly could serve as a
consultant on how to take a terrific nap.
Prillycharmin is Cyndy Stevens. Ebay's Sillyprilly is her
Mom, Donna Stevens. Prilly Charmin belongs to Cyndy but
prefers to nap with Donna.
Prilly Charmin is much
like her Baby Face dolls. Most of our dolls come to us
having had too much experience in the world. They are
dirty, disheveled, bruised, battered and worn. They are
no longer in original condition. The prime of their life
has been used up by someone else. What little they had in
the way of material possessions is long gone. They have
nothing much left to offer but the bare essence of
themselves. And, for us that is enough.
It takes time to restore their worth, but Prilly
Charmin's dolls have been given a second chance. They are
"born again" with new meaning and purpose. They
have been washed clean, restored, healed, and given new
garments to wear. Our dolls have been given a second
chance and the opportunity to have a wonderful second
There are many
people who are just like our dolls and our cats. There
are people who have experienced too much of what the
world has to offer, and they are long past "original
condition." Some of these people wonder if they have
any real value left. Is there meaning and purpose to
their lives any longer?
There can be. Jesus loves you. He always did. He can
restore the years that have been stolen, and wash away
the sins of the past. Jesus gives beauty for ashes and
the oil of joy for mourning. He puts on new garments so
that we can be a praise and a glory once again. And,
Jesus does much more than just clean us up. He goes
further than that, because He also gives us a new destiny
and a new destination.
All this is available simply by asking. Jesus said, "You
will seek Me and you will find me, when you search for me
with all your heart." Jesus
also said that He is the only way to heaven, and no man
goes to the Father except by Him. Jesus was very
narrow-minded about this. He didn't leave room for any
other messiah or prophet. Jesus is the only one who
restores lives. And here is a hint: if you really want to compare religions, then look at the music: the world is filled with Christian music of all kinds, full of love and worship for a God who is kind, powerful and caring!
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