A few weeks ago Miss Gemini (Ping's sweetie) had a very good
post about what inspires her to blog. It was a thoughtful posting and I encourage
you to read it if you haven't already.
We started off blogging simply as a way to keep some recorded journal of
our daily (or as close to daily as I could come) life.
But, as time has gone on we've seen it become more.
Although, my primary reason is still the same.
I want a record.
I love to take photographs, and all 5 cats are perfect models for me.
I don't think a lot of cat bloggers or perhaps bloggers who are new
realize, just as I didn't when I first began, that there is more
to discover as you grow into your blog and into your
Now I understand there are losses that need to be gently accepted.
For myself, I find I lose a little of my own beloved kitties each time
we have to say farewell. You realize their own fragile life span.
It does make you appreciate them quite a bit more.
Because you just never know.
The little furry love of my life is now 13 and I know her days are shorter
rather than longer and I hold her a bit closer knowing that.
But there are other discoveries too.
Some very good, and some not so good.
We all go through them.
Perhaps not feeling accepted or maybe acknowledged.
For me, that's OK.
I was always the rather quiet one who sat back.
Never popular or unpopular.
Our little blog is the same.
It's for them and me.
It's our memory.
And I will always be grateful to be able to look back.
The constraints on my time may ebb and flow,
and I may not be able to get to visit as often as I like,
but I will always try.
I still enjoy the journey and I hope you do as well.