Monday, April 17, 2017

Another Milestone

It's a little over 10 months since I lost Mousie. As with most holidays, I would spend Easter weekend, and sometimes the whole week with her depending on what her beans were doing. I thought about her alot this weekend as I had time to reflect. I even went for a walk on a field near to her house. The anniversary is coming up. I don't have a computer at present and am posting from a cafe. I hope to be up and running before then, as I would like to post some pictures. I miss them as they are my memories. I suppose it is a bit unhealthy to hold on to them, but it is also a comfort. Most unhealthy habits are! 

I hope you all had a restful time and ate lots of treats. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Laptop Misery

 I've been away for a while due to various reasons. Don't worry, I have not gone awol. My laptop has gone kaput, but thankfully, we've saved all of the Mousie pictures. I hope to be up and running - and posting to da blog in the next couple of weeks. I've missed you all. Stay tuna-ed.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017


For Mousie, it was always important to maintain a certain standard of grooming
even when she was on top of the fence patrolling the garden.

(pic taken 2011)

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Fishy Breath

When Mousie would yawn, lick, or burp (yes, she did that on occasion!) there would always be a smell of fish emanating from her mouth. Which was weird, as she was fed products that were beef, turkey, or chickey flavoured. never fish. But by G'd, when she opened her mouth - you could close your eyes and imagine you were by the seaside!

Does anyone else have this issue with their cats or kittys?

(pics taken 20011 and 2012)

*I haven't gone, awol. Just been away dealing with some personal stuff

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Sometimes, when Mousie was in a deep sleep, she would snore like a Rhino! 
For a split second, I would think it was me. 

(pic taken 2011)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

This Year

This year, on a personal level, there were ups and downs. On a world level, I don't think I need to explain how horrific it was. 
I am praying that this year is better than last year. We can only hope.

(pic taken 2009. So long ago now.)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Eat Too Much

Sometimes, you gotta eat too much

and not give a sh*t!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break.

(pic taken 2012)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Grieve

This is another one of those hurdles that we all go through in the first year of a kitty's passing. 
Every year for the past 14 years I have either babysat Mousie and had Xmas lunch with her, or got to see her between the Christmas and New Year break.
  It is a corner that needs to be turned, but no less painful.

(pics taken Xmas 2015)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Almost There

We are almost at the end of one of the most awful years ever
Thank G'd!

(pic taken January 2012)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The 6 - Month Mark

It's 6 months to the day that I lost Mousie. It has not been easy for me. As you all know there are good days and bad. When you think you're ok, it sneaks up from behind and pulls the rug out from under you. The summer was the worst, and as soon as the weather started to change, I started to come to terms with it.
 Or so I thought. I have not done any pet-sitting as I don't feel ready to do so. Of course I see animals when I am out and about, but as I live in a predominantly urban area, The pets I see are mostly dogs - the enemy! I do see cats on occasion. When I do, I believe it is her - through them - checking up on me. (Don't worry, I haven't lost my marbles, hear me out on this one.) When I am at my local gym in the evening, there is a black and white tom that walks by the window sometimes and just stands and stares at me. It's like she is saying thru him: ''Yo, dude, you okay down there?" and I'm like, 'No! not at all. But hanging in there. Just.'
 And she's like, ' C'mon, don't be ridiculous. I'm okay now. I'm not in pain any more, so get a grip.' 
Okay Mouse. I'll try.

(pics from 2011 and 2014)