Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Spooky Throwback

This pic of Mousie is from 2009.

We would have so much fun during the autumn. It seemed the crisp in the air put some mischief in her step, and it was during this season the most that she had what I called the 'midnight mentals'. By this I mean she could be crashed out asleep and purring, and then in a split second she would be stampeding up and down the stairs for absolutely no reason at all!

Those were the days.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

My Girl

Hi Kitties, 
The heat here in London has been stifling, and I think back to the days of looking after Mousie. Her beans had a large, airy house and I would love to go up there and see her - and cool off! I would do this quite often in the summer, and that is why August is so hard for me as traditionally, that is when I would be asked to sit for my girl as they would take their holidays then. 

Here are some pics, throwin' it back to 2012.

Taking a half-nap in the midday sun
 Relaxing on the grass
 Seeking shade under a chair
 The sunlight between her ears

And finally, here is a cool summertime song:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Two Years...2 Minds

Hi everyone,
On Sunday it was two years since Mousie passed away. I think about her often, and was in 2 minds as to whether I should post or not. Grief is a strange thing. on the one hand, you need to grieve as it is a process. You also realise that at some point you have to let go and move forward, which I, as most people have (reluctantly) tried to do. 

 Then there is the other side of grief, where it is a given that you must hold on to your memories, because that is what you have cultivated with those who have past. Memories are supposed to bring you happiness, but ultimately they bring you sadness, so grief is a lose/lose situation! 
As with everyone, so much has happened in the last 2 years. There is definitely a void where Mousie was once. I do not do any pet-sitting anymore, as that part of my life is gone and I don't believe it can be re-created. I have found a cat friendly street near my locale, and always make a diversion in that direction when I walk home, so I can have a catch up with the local kitties, so there are a few new furry faces in my life. 
 In this pic, she is in her beloved garden on a summers day in 2012. She is having so much fun and looking up at me. 
I look up to the sky and think of her, hoping she is pain free, and at peace.

Thinking of you Mouse, 2 years on.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Overcast Day

On a rainy, overcast day
we would go outside to the back garden
and have a look around
Perched on one of the vegetable beds, or as Mousie would call them - her litter box!

(pics taken December 2015)

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Hail the Mew Year

Hi Guys, It's been a while - again!
First off, Happy New Year. I hope you all had a peaceful end to what has been a tumultuous year around the globe. I have not been on the site, as you probably know, and therefore have lots of catching up to do with other peoples blogs. I shall be doing the rounds today and seeing what is going on in other kitties lives, which are a lot more relaxing than mine, I should imagine!

I can't believe it's been one year and almost 7 months since I lost this one. The new years was kind of tough, because if I wasn't over there with her, I definitely visited before or after. She is always in my thoughts. 

Now that the bane of my existence - my new computer - is finally up and running(hurrah!), I have uploaded some of the old pics of her from one of the memory sticks. To hell with my documents, I have pics of Mousie backed up all over the place!

I was trying to decide which ones I wanted to upload as my first post for 2018, and I was thinking of these ones as I love how her fur contrasts the pattern on the sofa. As I went through each file and finally found them, weirdly enough they were taken on 2nd January 2016. Coincidence, Eh?

I look forward to seeing all of you and getting back in to the swing of things.

 Copping a feel of her butt
 Probably staring at a pigeon
 Deep thinker, like her best friend
Looking at each other

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

I'm Still Here

Hi Guys,
Been going through some stuff - but I'm still around. What a crazy year it has been.
I hope you are all well. 

As the days draw to a close earlier, and weather gets colder, sometimes it is hard to keep up the morale. But this one is always in my thoughts, although I'd be much happier if she was here.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Happy Mew Year

For any of my Mew-ish kitty readers, Happy Mew Year. May you be inscribed and sealed, which basically means I hope you get loads of treats and have good health!

 I found this pic on the web, which I believe clearly represents the Holiday.

But of course, this one does too, and I couldn't resist!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Internal Meow

Sometimes, when Mousie was laying there, exhausted from taking a nap, eating, washing etc., she would do this half purr/half meow that kind of sounded like a hum. It went like this: MMMMMMmmmmmmmMMMMMm. Like she was kind of moaning, but not in pain, and at the same time wanted to meow, but couldn't motivate herself to open her mouth. It was like a hum - but pathetic! At the end of making the sound, she'd sometimes partially open her mouth and go, 'mah'.
Do any of your kitties do this?
(pic taken 2015)

Friday, August 18, 2017

August...and Beyond

As some of you may or may not know, August is a tough month for me. Mainly because this was traditionally the month I would spend the most time with Mousie. Her 'rents would go on various holidays and I would be summoned up to the house to babysit the fur baby. Last year was tough. Since she left, my own life has changed in so many ways that are too weird, and not relevant to this blog! But, there has been more than one occasion that I've wished I could go and see her as that would give me at least a couple of hours peace. 

I don't need to explain why this August has been so horrific for the world in general. I hope all the Southern US kitties are keeping safe, and a shout out to the Spain kitties, if I do in fact have any blog visitors from Spain, are keeping safe, too in this increasingly crazy, and outrageous world.

We have a huge eclipse coming up. Prayers and peace to all.

 Contemplative, thinking about this world.

(outtakes from the replacement camera taken early 2015)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Replacement Camera - The Outtakes

After Mousie ditched the last one like a hockey puck, I went and bought a new one. Same brand, lower model. Admittedly, I had never warmed to the camera, and soon after I got my phone which produced higher quality pictures of my muse, or should I say my - mews. I played around with it for a while, but the focus was so-so and the colour quality was okay. Kind of like when you see those pics in hairdresser shop windows that have been there for 20 years. As usual, the subject of the pictures win the day, as it was extremely hard to take a bad pic of Mousie. 

 Tail up
Tail down

(pics taken autumn, 2015)