Life can take a lot of turns. It can give us lemons and it can give us lemonade. You all know I try my darndest to be upbeat and happy - even through sad times. I am a proverbial optimist - a Pollyanna if you will. I do know there is far more good in our lives than bad - we just have to realize it.
Some days are harder than others.
UPDATE: My niece has no brain activity, and the family made a decision to remove life support. That will be done on Saturday at 2PM. That gives her mom, one of her sister's and her one daughter time to get here from another state, and her other sister and child to get there to say good-bye. Such a sad situation. My heart hurts for them all.
I totally understand though. Just being hooked up to all those tubes is not living - it is existing. Her soul needs to be free. I haven't seen her in many years due to her estrangement with family, but I will still miss her and I love her.
I do believe my Fluffy has gone off to end her life on this land. She is here every single day and never leaves the property. She is the daintiest kitty I have ever had. Lately she has been VERY talkative and oh so loving. She has cuddled and wanted pets and combing more than any other time. Maybe I should have seen that as a sign. I thought she was just getting closer with me due to older age.
She ate wonderfully yesterday, chased a birdie, pottied fine, and we loved and cuddled before I brought their food in for the night. It is still dark out - but at first light, I will be out looking. It hurts my heart that she would go away to die. She is 13, and has always been an outdoor baby with no wanting to come inside.
I may be wrong - but I doubt it.
Blackie seemed confused this morning too - when I went out to feed. He ate - but kept looking all around the greenhouse and smelling everything.
I do believe that now I am down to one!
It stinks when your furbbies get older. You just never know. Blackie is still relatively young at about 5 years old.
I will try to see goodness in the day, in spite of things. I got up healthy this morning. The snows weren't as bad as they called for yesterday. I have so much of my family and friends still on this earth. I have memories that sustain me. I have God in my heart.
I have all of you.
UPDATE: This little Fluff butt showed up! Don't know what was going on as she never leaves. She was ravenous too!
Thank you for kind thoughts. She just MAY have to become a house cat - whether she wants to or not!
She sure scared this Momma.
Make each and everyday count people. SMILE and LAUGH when you can. Make someone else smile and laugh. Do goodness all the time. Hold your loves close.
I am not looking for sympathy at all. There are so many people going through so much in this world, and I am but one.
Just a reminder to be all you can be and spread happiness and love when you have the chance. Accept love and joy in any way it is offered to you.
Have a blessed day my friends.
(Little Penpen) your heart is hurting this morning and very understandable. You are a compassionate person whose heart loves big. Prayers for you!ReplyDelete
Such a hard time, Cheryl. Prayers for you and yours.ReplyDelete
Now, did you explain to Fluffy that you were not happy with her changing behavior without permission?! I think I'd make her an indoor cat, as well. And Blackie, too. Especially if they're buddies. I once brought in my two outdoor foundlings. One of them spent all her time trying to get out. Then she'd just stand on the door mat lol! If I closed the door, she'd holler! The other one was the opposite. She ran from the open door, like she was afraid it would suck her back outside! Weirdos!!
Yes, we had a talk - not sure how much she paid attention! Not super close buddies, but they do get friendly now and then. She is somewhat intimidated by him. I don't think he would stand still to being in - he loves to wonder. Neighbors call him the Mayor if the neighborhood!
Oh, what a day! Just happy she is here.
(((((Cheryl))))) I’m so sorry about your niece. I’m happy that Fluffy came back home. They do wander off sometimes, don’t they? I know my Big Kitty would do that from time to time. I’ll be keeping you in good thoughts and prayers.💕ReplyDelete
Thank you. It is just all so sad.Delete
She sure scared this Momma! Unusual for her.
I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Lynn EwingReplyDelete
I'm so sorry about your Niece. And your kitty. My Vet told me they prefer to be ill in isolation and it's not unusual for them to wander off to die. Can't believe it's been 2.5 years since my 12yo Bengal died.ReplyDelete
Hugs to you Cheryl. Indeed there is much to be grateful among the sadness.
Kitty showed back up - much to my surprise. Hungry and sleeping now.Delete
It is so hard to lose a beloved pet.
Thank you - such a sad situation for the whole family. She will be missed and she has always been loved I sure hope she knew that.
What a lovely post, and so true! It is very important to keep perspective. And I am very happy your daintiest kitty showed back up ;). Hilogene in AzReplyDelete
Thank you mam. Little stinker scared me.Delete
Life changes so fast - we just need everyone to know our caring and love.
Not knowing her habits, but could she have been stuck somewhere? I had one disappear and then reappear and found out he was stuck in a neighbors garage. So glad she came home.ReplyDelete
I have had that happen with other cats before. Usually she never leaves the yard (well, that I know). I don't know - just glad she is back.Delete
So glad Fluffy showed up! I am so sorry to hear about your niece. Sending much love and hugs.ReplyDelete
Thank you my friend.Delete
Life can change on a dime - for sure, and sadly.
Continuing to pray for your family, Cheryl. And I'm so glad Fluffy came back! Adding a (((HUG))) --EliseReplyDelete
Thank you so much.Delete
Praying that the Father will comfort your niece's family. You too.ReplyDelete
So happy Fluffy showed up. Yup, she might just have to be a house cat.
Cold today but no snow to speak of. It was kind of funny to watch the weather on the evening news. The weatherman brought up the 1978 blizzard, complete with news footage, I guess to deflect from his faulty forecast of 6-9 inches of snow for us. I shouldn't be critical but found it amusing.
Yes, it may be time she come in!Delete
Thank you - my heart hurts for them all.
I noticed that as well. It sure didn't turnout like they said! I didn't think it would - just too warm yesterday. I am glad!
Donna, I'm off to look up the Blizzard of 78. I was a middle schooler in Los Angeles then. Not much reporting on blizzards!! However, if we got a quarter inch of rain, it was "STORM WATCH 78" with ominous drum pounding music lol lol.Delete
I know how devastating switching off life support can be, not just those immediately involved, but the ripples that spread outwards. A horrible time.ReplyDelete
My dog is now about 16 (she's a rescue, so age is only an approximation, but I have had her 14 years) and I dread her dying. She will be my last pet for several reasons and I don't look forward to having nothing to come home to. In the meantime she's pampered, seriously I have started giving her a hot water bottle and she loves it.
Su not Du!Delete
Yes, it is devastating. When G passed, he was on life support upon going in the hospital. That was something we had both discussed many times. It was a definite DO NOT DO that to me. I said to stop - hardest and yet easiest thing to do. His wishes, yet he was gone.Delete
I think I may not have more pets either, when these 2 go. I don't know - but it is so hard to let go.
You pamper that baby to pieces!
Your post was just the kick in the pants I needed today to stop feeling sorry for myself and thank God for my blessings. I broke my wrist a month ago but I am healing just super tired of what I can’t do. But I woke up this morning and need to be thankful that a wrist is the only thing I broke. I should be grateful that my cast has been removed and I am in a splint I can take off for a shower instead of wearing a plastic bag. That I am now doing exercises to get movement back. Thankful that I will recover.ReplyDelete
It has been gray here this week and the rain returns tomorrow with possible snow over the weekend and super cold temps for around here. we just have to get thru winter.
I am so glad that fluffy came home!
Thank you for your post. I think it was just for me. Now I need to go do some praying for others (including your niece and family) and stop feeling sorry for myself.
Nancy in WA
It is funny (odd) how certain things speak to certain people. Most days I have a plan what to write - then I change it. Those seem to be the ones someone needed. I guess I get guided.Delete
I am glad you are healing - it takes time. Yes, we often to be grateful for things we just take for granted each day. Each day is a gift - do all you can.
Gray and cold here today. It will be spring before we know it!!!
Thank you for prayers of comfort. Take care of yourself.
I am so glad that your kitty came home and is okay....so sorry about your niece. We may not like they things they do but we can still love the person they are.ReplyDelete
Yes, lots of people do things we just don't understand - but we love them the same.
I'm so sorry to hear about your niece. I hope her family is able to be with her as she leaves this world, and she is surrounded by love.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear that "the cat came back". They sure keep us guessing.
Thank you. I do believe her immediate family will all be her. For many, coming quite a distance. Hoping her spirit feels the love.Delete
Yep, silly little kitties.
I'm sorry about niece and family, and I sure loved your comment about praying for the person who accidentally hit her. It's a terrible, terrible feeling to cause an accident, EVEN when it isn't serious, so it'shard to imagine how that person is coping.ReplyDelete
Glad about kitty!
I cannot imagine how that person is feeling. How horrible for them. My heart goes out to them as well. They need our prayers as well. The whole thing is just so many sad moments.Delete
Sad for your niece and both close and extended family. At least some of her close family will be able to say goodbye to her.ReplyDelete
Glad Fluffy came back home okay and hungry is a good sign. Big hug from 'over the pond'
Thank you Heather. I hope it gives them a little comfort and peace. Life sure doesn't seem fair sometimes.Delete
She ate a lot around lunchtime as well - little stinker.
Hugs. I'm sorry.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!Delete
Glad the Fluff came home. :) Been there, done that, when theyt wander off for a while. Scares me bad. Getting another? I don't want a *truly* empty house with only me living here. Quite a puzzle.ReplyDelete
Sorry about your niece. If she cannot feel the love now, she will feel it for sure after Sunday at The Home where all will be well. Hard for the family not to mention the poor soul who was involved in the accident, what a thing to live with. Ugh. Prayers.
It sure does scare one. I have had cats be gone for several day - but they were younger and it was summer.Delete
Yes, that is the biggie - hard to have no baby to take care or being alone.
I know - she may not hear them now - but she will know the love of all of us. She will have no more hard life and will be healthy. She has had many struggles in life - but I do know she was saved years back. That is comforting.
My heart so goes to the driver. I keep praying for them too.
I am so sorry about your niece. I will ask our daughter to meet her at the gates and take her to join the rest of your family who went before.ReplyDelete
What a sweet and wonderful thing. Thank you. I sure do believe her daddy (my older brother) will be there for her too.Delete
Thank you so much!
So very sorry about your niece Cheryl! Prayers for God to comfort all of your family and give you peace. Hugs !ReplyDelete
Thank you very muchDelete
I usually do not comment too often but have followed you for years. I had to let you know how you helped me today too. A very dear friend of mine passed away this week and I was so sad this morning before reading your post. I am like you I try to find the good in everything. Betty was two years younger than me so it just doesn't seem possible. It was a short two months after being diagnosed with cancer and she was in so much pain. The good is that she is out of pain and in the arms of Jesus. My prayers are with you and your family.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry for your loss of your dear friend. I am glad you know she is in the arms of Jesus. That is so comforting. God has better plans for her!Delete
I am glad you found a little help or hope this morning.
Thank you for your prayers.
So sorry to hear about your niece. Life is so short. Prayers for her whole family.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear your kitty came back.
And thank you for today's post. It really hit home in a week where I have had lots of upsetting news.
Thank you. Yes, we never know what life will bring from day to day. Our only positive is that God is with us.Delete
I am sorry for unsettling news - prayers your week gets better.
Donna, I looked up the Blizzard of 78. Wow. I can't imagine. Schools closed for 3 weeks?! Out of curiosity, I looked up the temperature in L.A. at the same time. 65-70°!!! I remember that at some point in middle school, there was talk about the world probably going through another ice age in the next 100 years. Why would I remember this? Because we were all getting excited about snow in L.A!!! Typical kid attitude, huh? It makes me wonder if the reason behind that prediction was that blizzard. Hmmm....ReplyDelete
The blizzard of 78 was sure something. I remember being soooo snowed in. Drifts taller than our car. We climbed on top of the roof of car to start shoveling. Army tanks going down the main roads making sure no one was out. After days - we got dug out and went to help friends. They lived across from a corn field and the drifts were roof high. Their road had one lane plowed and the snow on the sides of road was well over 10-12 feet. It was scary.Delete
I am so so so happy that Fluffie is back! The worst thing is not knowing, wondering if they are suffering etc. (like my dad’s kitty missing for 8weeks)ReplyDelete
I am so sorry for the news about your niece and will keep your family in prayer.
Thank you. Appreciate the prayers.Delete
Kitty is in the house now! Not feeling good, but I know where she is.
Just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you. I’m so glad kitty showed back up, but so sad for your family having to make this tough decision. ♥️ReplyDelete
Thank you. There is no hope of her getting better - so the decision to not let her just languish was the right one, sadly.Delete
I wonder what all her loving attitude was?--goodbye for her little adventure? Maybe indoors would be best for her. Sorry about your niece. What happened to her? I suppose you said, but I am in a brain fog right now.ReplyDelete
My niece was hit by a car and received very traumatic injuries, and now has no brain activity - no chance of getting better.Delete
I do kind of believe Fluffy is nearing the end of her journey, sometime soon. I always seem to be able to tell.
She is inside now.
Life sometimes seems so hard to bear. You were blessed in the midst of it all when Kitty showed back up. So glad she did for you. Praying for your family in this time.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Life is difficult at times for sure. I guess it is not for us to understand but to have faith.Delete
Thanks, at least I know where she is now.
Firstly, I am so very sorry about your niece, that is just so sad. It's so sad when our loved ones make bad choices and then this kind of thing happens, no matter what, it's so sad. I'm so sorry and I will be in prayer for you and your family. It must be so horrible and just so painful.ReplyDelete
I am thanking God Fluffy came back home. That bad little girl! ; ) I know you must feel so relieved, yes, those kind of things scare the you-know-what out of us and it's not even funny.
Life is so up and down, like a roller coaster. Yesterday I had a weird, turny twisty day too with my mom not doing well emotionally and not drinking her water etc. And people just acting weird.
I'm praying for you today and your family, I'm thanking God for Fluffy getting home.
(((hugs and prayers)))
Thanks Amelia. I just wish R had been more in touch with her kids, her mom and her grands. It is all so sad - that their last moments will be this. Just so sad.Delete
Yes, she is home and she is inside now. She doesn't feel well at all today - that out of the greenhouse time didn't settle well with her. I am babying her for sure.
Hope your mom has a better day and then you will too!
Some days I don't like many people! Things just get too peopley!!!!!!! I know you get it!
Yes, it is so very painful. The innocent people in the family are in such pain and suffer too...Just horrible. My dad died away from us and we could only see him one time in that far away hospital, a pastor's wife took advantage of him in every way possible way and took his affections from us, she didn't even tell us he was in the hospital. I've shared on this before but just reiterating because I so get these situations, it's horrible for everyone. ...Just horrible.Delete
I hope your kitty didn't get into anything, I'm glad a coyote didn't try to get her, the coyotes are out and about right now and I've heard they are going into subdivisions.
Oh yes....peopley! Soooo true. Perfect description! My dad used to have a bumper sticker on his truck, 'The more people I meet the more I like my dog'. : )
Praying for your niece and I'm praying for your kitty too.
I'm Amelia, not Anonymous... Ugh. So sorry.ReplyDelete
I am so very sorry about your niece. I am praying for your family. ((((HUGS))))). I am very glad that your kitty showed back up. I know how they become family to us. Much love to you my friend.ReplyDelete
Thank you Debbie. The family can sure use the prayers. Just a difficult situation.Delete
I'm very sorry about your niece. I hope her passing is peaceful. It's a big relief for you that Fluffy is back home with you, safe!ReplyDelete
Thank you. Peace and comfort for all.Delete
Kitty is home, but not all well. At least I know where she is.