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1.19.13 Caturday: Gertrude’s Request


Sometimes I really miss Gertrude.  She was a very quiet cat.  She didn’t really interact with many people, or other animals for that matter, but she sure was vocal and bossy with me.  It was rare that she even came out of my office, but, as you can see, it was a Sunday, and I was reading the big paper on the table, so she figured she would get up there and push me around.  She was a very handy cat.  Gerty would always be ‘poking’ and ‘pushing’ me with her paw.  I figure that she was saying, “Mom, MOm, MOM!!!!  Don’t you see me?  I’m here and I want you to pay attention to me.  And only me!  MOM!!!! Are you listening?”

While I was away last week, K8 found this picture when she was cleaning her room and stuck it into the big picture I have of Squash E Bear next to my bed.  It was so sweet to come home and be reminded of a furry love that has passed.  Gertrude is gone 5 years now.  Sometimes I swear I still see her scampering down the hall into my office.  We don’t have any Calicos or long hairs at the moment, so it must be her.  I wonder if she is seating with my Mom in heaven (Mom passed away 12 years ago this week, which is maybe why I am reminiscing).  Past loves are always with me – just sometimes I feel a particular one more one day than another.

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on January 19, 2013 in Cats


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12.13.12 Thankful Thursday: Fur Family


Every day I wake up in a heap of cats.  For that I am thankful.  Then I open the kennel doors and I am slobbered and licked and tail whipped good morning, and for that I am thankful. There is no where that I go in my home that I am not accompanied by some four legged furry, and for that I am thankful.  How totally different my life would be without my fur family.  Since about 5 years old (which was a very very long time ago), I have always had fur family.  And, for that, I am thankful.  There are so many positive things that I get from my pets.  They comfort me when I am blue.  They are my walking partners.  They make sure that I do not forget to do my chores (or they will do them for me: like cleaning the litter boxes in a way that I do not think is acceptable or licking the dirty dishes clean).  They give me smiles on a rainy day and provide me hugs.  They make me get up from the computer and go outside to feel the breeze.  And, so importantly, they make me laugh (especially Louise).  Life with furry family is wonderful to me.

We are thankful for you too Mom!

We are thankful for you too Mom!


This is part of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop from “Hey, Its Jet Here.”

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on December 13, 2012 in Dogs


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