Thursday, January 23, 2014

Abby's Chair

 When I see the above picture of Abby I can see just how sick she was, although I couldn't at the time. I was too far into being blinded by love and fear, and above all else saving her. Sadly, one week later she succumbed to myriad of things that were making her battle a lost cause.
 I had to change a few things around to be able to look into the corner where this chair sits to be able to deal with it and remembering how Abby loved it so.
 To trick my mind's eye I put this small black and white kitty I had, which I had gotten back in 2007 that purrs to mimic the view of sleeping cat. Yes, it was a trick of the mind. Because it was so awful to look and see no amber eyes looking back at me. For just the briefest moment if you looked very quickly you thought there was a real cat sleeping there, it was enough for a short period of time.
 Now of course I have the most darling fluff of softness and light who has found that she too likes sleeping there.
And so it shall past from Abby to Annabelle with no doubt in my mind an Angel watching over her and me.

Today our Dad is going in for shoulder surgery we could sure use your purrs and I'm sure Mom will update as she knows more. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers.


  1. I really thought that was a cat beside Annabelle (wouldn't that be cool if it was Miss Boo). Annabelle looks so sweet. Our prayers and good thoughts are with your Dad today for all to go well with his surgery and recovery. Purrs to your Mom, too.

  2. Annabelle does look very sweet. We shall purr for your Dad-

  3. Purrs to the human daddeh for a successful surgery.

    The black cat does look real. And Annabelle is such an adorable ball of fluff.

    Emma and Buster

  4. Such a comforting picture for the soul and mind.

    Good luck with your husband's shoulder surgery. I go back for my follow up with the surgeon today. The recuperation is rough, but it does make things better.

  5. More and more it seems that Annabelle is very much like a therapy kitty :)
    We are sending purrs to the Dad!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

  6. I'm sending lots of purrs to your Dad for a successful shoulder surgery!

  7. Hoping that his surgery goes well. Sending purrs.

  8. We thought that Boo and Annabelle were sharing the chair!

    Lots of purrs for your Dad today, and for your Mom, who has her hands full with worrying about him.

  9. We hope your Dad's shoulder surgery goes well and we will say a purrayer for you all. Purrs are on their way.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  10. Very special picture with Annabelle in the chair with the Abby stuffie.

    Lots of purrs to your dad for his surgery today
    hugs madi your bfff

  11. I am so happy you have Annabelle. What a sweetheart she is here. Sweet Abby too.

    I really hope all goes well with dad's shoulder surgery. I'll pray for him.

  12. It does look like a real cat beside Annabelle!

    Purrs and purrayers from us, and universal Light from our human, to your husband and to you too. Lots of (((hugs))).

  13. Awww Deb, two adorable kitties. What you did with the chair was the purrfect solution.

    I'll have you and hubby in my prayers and Mario said he's start purring too. We hope the surgery is very successful.


  14. anna ewe looks MEOWvuluz in yur chair N manee best fishes for yur dad for hiz shulder surgreez.... we hope de operation bee a compleet success N him iz home by caturday N on de golfin course swingin a way....!!!

  15. We too now see that Abby was ailing in that photo. It was the same with our angel Madison. He didn't act ill and by the time the pawrents really saw that he was failing, it was too late. We are so super good at hiding it when we are sick. We are glad Annabelle has come into your life. Purrs and prayers for your dad. Purrs and paw-pats, Giulietta, Fiona, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  16. That is a true Kitty Chair!
    Best of luck with the surgery! We send lots of purrs.

  17. Abby is definitely looking over Annabelle, you can count on that.
    Sending purrs and prayers for the shoulder surgery!

  18. Sending purrs for your dad. Annabelle you look right at home in that chair.

  19. We had to look twice too, thinking it was a cat there!

    Purrs to the dad and hope his surgery goes well.

  20. That Annabelle was Angel sent fur sure. Purrs to the Dad from all of us.

  21. Well, a good cat chair is a good cat chair. I'm glad Annabelle has found it. That's a good thing.
    It's very true that we don't always "see" how sick our adored pet really is. I remember doing that with my favorite cat, Gadoo. When I saw his photos later, I noticed how old and sad he looked.
    Purrs for your dad.

  22. Annabelle, you have a very important responsibility now, as keeper of The Chair. We know you are up to it, sweetheart!

    We're so very sorry we didn't know about your dad until Friday evening! Our mom came down with a vicious stomach flu Wed night and just returned to the living today.


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