Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday Remembrance -- Gracie's Gotcha


I can remember so well, July 19, 2013.


Button, who was an outdoor kitty we had
(who chose to be outside), had gone missing.


We did everything to find her,
including going to the ACA to see
if there was any chance that she had been picked up.
We knew that was a remote possibility.


But while there, here was this young kitten,
maybe 5 or 6 months old at the front door of the ACA
begging and playing with each person as they came inside.


They didn't want to take her in if they didn't have to
because they knew if would not end well for her.


I was terribly affected by what I saw that day.
In a emotional state I rescued Grace
and I wondered on the way home what had I done?
You see, only 5 weeks earlier I had adopted Abby.
She was not assimilating into the house.
Now I had Grace.
Oh boy!


But within a week Gracie had settled in.
She was just so easy.
Abby on the other hand took 4 more months...
but that is another story.


Gracie left me too soon.
She was only 9 when she developed lymphoma.
One of the effects of her condition was that her
lungs kept filling up with liquids and she
couldn't breathe.
It was hard to let her go. Especially so soon
after losing Abby. It's ironic that they came
so close together and left as well.
But, I never thought Gracie would leave so 
suddenly and so soon.
I miss her.
The final photo I ever took of her before
we headed off to the Vet that final time.
She was ready.


I know I gave her a happy life 
and she was dearly loved.
We always want more time.
Today Gracie is celebrating at the Rainbow Bridge
and I know she has lots of friends
with her now.
I do miss you Gracie Grace.
I surely do.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Annabelle's Antics


Practicing her SUPERGIRL pose.
(she is actually dangling both her
front and back paws off the ottoman)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mancat Monday


Ping is checking out the groceries!
He is wondering where his treats are!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

#TBT


Angel Abby
C.2005

Somehow I missed posting!
I can't miss my throwback post 
for Abby.
Late is better than never!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

One year ago today....


It was one year ago today that I lost my Daddy.
For me it seems that the summer months are
marred with some very sad days.
I don't know why we mark time
with these sad milestones,
except it appears to be a nearly universal trait.
I seem to get over one and another hits.
Waves of emotional thoughts and feelings
have washed over me.
Trying to come to terms with loss is hard.
But I came to the transparent realization that 
I simply wasn't ready for life without him to happen.
None of us ever want to live without
the people in life we treasure.
That seems to sum it up succinctly.
Grief is anything but
succinct.

***
Miss you every.single.day. Daddy.
I love you
always and forever 
your daughter



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Annabelle's Antics


I love the dreamy slightly closed eyes and that sweet
sweet face.