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)

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Practical Joke

This year was a joke,
right?

(pic taken Summer 2014)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Almost

Sometimes, when I think real hard
it's almost like she's here and I can touch her.

(pic taken 2015)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Motivation

Today my motivation
 be like  ¬
(pics taken 2013)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Contemplative

Contemplating what has happened in the past week, and trying to make sense of it all.
The best we can do is try and find peace within ourselves in a world that seems to have lost all sense.

(pic taken Autumn, 2014)

Monday, October 31, 2016

Spooky Face

Happy Halloween everyone!

Here's a pic of Mousie making 'spooky face'. She usually did this pre-rampage at midnight.

(pic taken 2009)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mousie vs A Shrimp

It would never cease to amaze me how Mousie could bend and twist.

 She was meticulous, forever maintaining a hygiene standard.
 (pics taken Summer, 2014)
 Long gone are the days that I could move my body like this!


(a shrimp, yesterday)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mousie vs. A Slinky

 (pic taken in 2011)
(It never seized to amaze me how long and stretchy Mousie was. I, and others always considered her to be a small cat, or as I would prefer 'petite'. But when you pet her or she was having a roll around, she would lengthen, and it was like. 'whoa, what's goin' on? Is this the same kitty?'.
(A slinky, yesterday)

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Hanging In There

Hi Guys,
I've had a little break, but now I'm back. Sometimes we need to step away from things.

To find clarity.

(pics taken 2013)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Glum

It's 3 months today

 I lost this beauty.

(pic taken 2015)

Monday, September 05, 2016

Labor Day Wishes From London

Here's wishing all the US kitties
a relaxing
 Labor Day!

(pics taken in 2011)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Tough Weekend

This weekend will be a tough one. The reason being that every year, for the past 14 years, I have babysat Mousie. It is what's called the Bank Holiday here in the UK and that means a long weekend. 
 Her parents would always go away for an extended break and leave us to have our end of summer break. 
(*I would get down on the grass with her to get pics like this one)

I suppose this year will be the toughest.

(pics taken in 2012)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I Forgot!

At one point
 Mousie was
...how shall we say, voluptuous!

(pics taken Summer 2011)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

A Watchful Eye

I would watch over her...
now, she is watching over me.

(pic taken 2013)

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Sunday Serenity

If you get the opportunity to find serenity, even if just for a short moment,
grab it with both paws!

(pic taken Summer 2015)

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Looking For Peace

It is a most turbulent time in the world,
so it is so important to try an find inner peace.

(pic taken in 2011)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Enjoyment

In all of my misery, I tend to forget the reason I loved her so.
 Some of the best times we had were
 sitting in the garden
 doing absolutely
nothing!

(pic taken in 2011)

Friday, July 29, 2016

That Special Look

She would give me that 'special look' to let me know
she's ok, and I'm ok.

(pic taken 2012)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Muggy Day

It's a muggy day here in London,
so I think I'll sit here in a box in the garden with my booty on a frisby.

(pic taken in 2014)

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Glass Roof

A few years ago, when Mousie went outside to the garden (pre- the evil doggies), she would always jump up on the glass roof of the kitchen. She would look down on me to see what was goin' on! The pics are hard to make out at first, but if you focus, you can see her - and me taking the pictures.



I believe she was the happiest when she was jumping and climbing.

(pics from 2013)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

4 Weeks

It's 4 weeks since we lost her
and some days are better than others.*

(pic taken summer 2015)

*what I mean by this is some days I'm fine, some days not so much.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Trouble On Sunday

We both had trouble getting out of bed
 on Sunday.
 (pics taken 2015)

Friday, July 01, 2016

Pat/Snap

It was not easy,
 to pat her and take a picture at the same time!
But somehow I managed.

(pics taken 2012)