Saying Goodbye

She was no bigger than a sprite. Audrey Hepburn, or more commonly called little black kitty, weighed about 5 pounds but she was everything a cat loving family would desire in a pet. Gentle. Affectionate. Playful. Rodent Hunter.

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We lost her this past week unexpectedly and traumatically. We catch ourselves looking for her in her usual places. One of the amazing things about pets is how we can become so attached to them, isn’t it?

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She was 6 months old and a young mom of four babies, when she adopted us as her family. She was almost 10 years old when we said goodbye.

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I think the reason that we view pets as family members and grieve the way we do when they’re gone is love. No big mystery— only love and we loved this cat.

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And she loved us.

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Blessings,

Mimi

“How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” Psalm 104:24 NIV Bible

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My Dog Ate a Pen and Other Assorted Tails

News from the zoo:

My dog ate a pen.  Clearly, we’re not feeding her enough and she needed the nutrients only blue ink can offer.  Sure, we could lay blame on ourselves for glancing away for a moment, but really?  Delta just snuck it past us.  She was branded for a few days and had to bear her blue ink shame like Hester and her scarlet A.  (Btw, rubbing alcohol lifted most of it out of her fur.)

delta and ink pen

The small, starving, orange and white long hair tabby that took up residence with us a few months ago has tripled in size.  Sydney, the dude, (who was formerly a dudette and then bombshelled us) has come into his manly fullness this week.  He discovered he loooves to sleep with his paws firmly wrapped around the TV remotes.

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Bella, on the other hand, is disgruntled, displeased, and dismayed by all.

bella and sydney

Audrey, my indoor/outdoor, partially deaf, who holds her head sideways since her eardrum busted cat, has taken to literally climbing the door frames.  Wish I had a visual for you but darn it, I don’t.  Why you might ask? I have no idea but for some odd reason, she has decided its great fun to climb the doorframe of our back door.

audrey

Last, but certainly not forgotten is Opie, the velveteen rabbit.  He had his very first taste of the wild life.  We put him outside in a pet fence.  Catie watched the sky for hawks.  Opie wasn’t that impressed with real ground.  I think he prefers his multi-colored litter. The grass was so plain green.

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Delta, Bella, Sydney, Audrey, and Opie wish you a ruff, purrrr, meow, meow, and twitch of a nose day!

Blessings,

Mimi

“How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”  Psalm 104:24 NIV Bible

The Bombshell of the Year!

Hello!

It’s Catie today. And I’m here to break the news…

About the end of October, my husband and I, and therefore my parents, took in a sweet orange and white, little, long-haired tabby that wandered up to our house. She was so loving and playful that we all immediately fell in love. Well…all of us but Daddy, but he came around pretty quick, I think. We spent weeks laboring over names and we finally settled on a perfectly sweet name, Sydney.

sydney

Yesterday as she turned 6 months old, we took our baby kitten in to get fixed…

An hour later, my husband receives a phone call.  I was out shopping at the time so he gives me a call and it goes something like this…

Devin: “You are not gonna believe this babe, but Sydney has already been fixed.”

Me: “What??? That’s Crazy. I wonder whose baby she was? We asked around, but no one claimed her!”

Then, because the connection was kinda bad, we had to hang up. Later, when I get home, Devin and I exchanged the usual Howdy do’s, and then he said…

Devin: “Baby, there’s more about Sydney…”

I thought, Oh Gracious! Did the vet want to keep her because I unknowingly had somebody’s baby for the last 2 months? I swear, she just walked up on our porch just starving as can be!

He says, “Sydney’s a little Dude!”

Yep.

That happened.

So there you go, the Bombshell News of the Year, my little baby girl, is a Boy!

Welcome to the fam/crazy farm kitty!

Until next time,

Catie