I know it's been a while. I have finally got a new laptop and am in the process of uploading from the old one. I mentioned earlier on that I had discovered pics of Mousie from an old camera that I had seized using due to her smacking it off a bunk bed like a hockey puck! Thankfully the pics are still there and I have uploaded them. I reckon they are from circa 2014. I will be posting them this week so here are the first ones:
Here she is next to the bird feeder. Hoping it gets some visitors.
In her later years I would always stand outside with her, and we were obviously in deep conversation.
One year ago today, at 10am exactly, I lost my closest pet friend. She was my confidante, and my wing-man - or perhaps I was hers. She brought me so much happiness, and I would so look forward to our visits. As we all know, from around this time last year the whole world has gone through epic, unforgettable and deeply upsetting changes. It almost seems like she thought, "I'm outta here!" before things got really tough. The world always seems empty when someone special to us is gone. There have been so many horrific actions taking place around the world, and sadly I don't see this changing any time soon. People are loosing their family set ups left right and centre on a daily basis, and it reminds us of what small grains of sand we are on this great piece of rock hurtling through the Solar System. On a personal note, my life has gone through some big and sudden changes. Some good, some not so great. But one thing is for sure is that as soon as Mousie died, almost immediately things started to go haywire. And I was thinking I better hang on tight, because I'm on my own now. And there have been several moments where I have wanted to escape and go see her, and thought this was one big practical joke and she was never sick and she's still there at that house. But she isn't. And she won't be. Yes, I have got used to it the way you get used to body aches and pains - you learn to tolerate it as you don't have a choice - and have had some major things to occupy my time with. I also know it is unhealthy to hang on to the past, but I believe we are all guilty of that to some extent. I am still without computer and posting from a cafe. I have done as before and emailed pics to myself from my phone which are from late 2015 early 2016.
It is important to read and keep abreast of things.
Always important to wash at any given moment!
One of the last pics of her in - her - garden. She didn't get out there much towards the end.
Looking wistful with purrfect lighting.
Dignity in the face of adversity.
Giving me her 'special look'.
She conquered the feather kitty-tickler fair and square, so it's only polite to take a nap on it!
She was the Great Lady of Dignity and the Grand Dame of North London. She touched my life for 14 years, and provided me with special memories.
Bless all of you making your own special memories with your little friends.
A year ago yesterday, 31st May, was the last time I saw Mousie in good health. The following visits a week later she was very ill. I did not upload yesterday as I didn't have access to a computer(still!). Fortunately, I still have the pics from the last 18 months on my phone, so what I did was emailed them to myself, opened the email at internet cafe, downloaded them and then uploaded on to the blog and...voila! here they are. They came out a bit narrow, but whatev.
She looks so serene, you wouldn't be able to tell she was suffering. I miss her every day.
Still no computer, but it's getting closer. You are all in my thoughts. I have been having a bit of a clear out at my house, and I found my old camera that I took the bulk of my pics of Mousie over the years. In early 2014 before she got sick the first time, I was babysitting her and we were in the basement where she spent most of her time. She would hang out on the bunk bed, as it was her bed. I had been snapping away, and had to take a break to go to the human litter box. I left the camera in the middle of the bed. When I came back, in time-honoured kitty fashion she had pushed it to the edge and knocked it to the ground. Moooouuussssee! Noooo! My camera is NOT a hockey puck. Anyway, it was permanently broken as the lens doesn't wind back in when I switch the power off. I didn't throw the camera out because I like it too much, but time went on and I bought a cheaper one, and eventually joined the rest of the world and got an android phone which takes tremendous pictures. When I chanced upon the camera last night, I switched it on, and surprisingly the battery hadn't run down. I looked at the album, and there they were: pics of Mousie! It was such a lucky discovery and really brought back memories. As soon as I can, I will post them.
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.
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.
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