6.06.2013

THANKFUL THURSDAY Blog Hop

You know, Zoey, less than a week from now, we'll be leaving the Sunshine State behind and heading north.  I think there are many things we're going to miss.  Like swaying palm trees and ocean breezes, what will you miss?  I'm going to miss the gecko's and lizards and the fat frogs that stick to the windows.  Me, too ~ but not the hurricanes, or the jellyfish or occasional shark at the beach!  No, not those, but maybe the pretty ibis and egret and spoonbills.  Yes, and the beautiful tropical flowers everywhere.  Lots of warm sunshine and rivers and streams and ponds and lakes, and of course, the ocean.  The ZH says there are twenty-years of memories here, but she says she'll take those along with her, packed in her heart.  Two college graduations, and later two marriages.  Then three little grandbeans followed.  And Grandma came to live with us for awhile, then she left for heaven.  Friends and family, old and new, came and went.  Twenty years is a long time, yet only a passing moment it seems.  Whatever times past brought into our lives, for all of it, we are thankful.

And last fall, our dear Poppy Vic left us. He said it was his time to move on, but we couldn't go with him.  Last week the ZH and family scattered some of Poppy's ashes at a special place, a favorite place of his along the waterfront.  So a little part of him will always be here in a place he so loved.  It made us all sad and happy at the same time.  More memories.

Now soon, we'll be moving on, to a new place, a new adventure, a new chapter in our lives.  We'll be around for a few more days, but then Zoolatry will have to get "packed up" for a little while when moving truck arrives next week. 

You know this is a "favorite" window of ours, but we think we'll be able to find another "favorite" window really soon . . . just a window with a little bit different view of life.




23 comments:

  1. Anonymous6/06/2013

    PepiSmartDog:
    Mum and I have tears in our eyes from reading your post. Even though your Papa in waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge, he lives on in your heart. You'll hear him whisper to you; you are not alone.
    Your new house is a whole new adventure with lots of great things you don't even know about yet!
    It will be a wonderful time to explore, meet new pals and friends and wait till you see your new views out of your new windows! *spinning eyes*
    We'll miss you while your away but know you'll have the best stories to share with us all, when you get back online.
    Don't stay gone to long.
    Love & Hugs
    Pepi & Michele XXX

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  2. Well we sure wish all of you a safe trip up north and hope for many new wonderful memories.We sure will be looking forward to hearing all about the new memories. Take care.

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  3. We will miss you while you're moving and hope you will be back in our lives really soon. Try and see if you can think of this move as a new adventure and take each day as it comes. Take care.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx + Sue xx

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  4. We're sending you love and Light, Ann, and purrs that the move goes smoothly.

    The older I get, the harder life seems to be sometimes, bittersweet indeed.

    Peace and Blessings.

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  5. We here all wish you three all the best with the move and getting established in your new place. With your wonderfully positive attitude, Ann, we know all will be well. Know that our thoughts will be with you through the transition.

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  6. We will miss you so much knowing you're not just a couple hours away from us. Wish we could have gotten together one more time.

    Have a safe trip north and best of luck in your new home.

    We know you won't miss the hurricanes!

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  7. Wow, what a lot of great things to leave behind. You surely will have lots of memories. Kitties usually are not very good with changes. Hope you both acclimate to your new home and find many things to love about it. Good luck with such a huge move. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  8. change can be hard but sometimes it can be good too. safe packing (no cats in boxes - MOL) and safe journey to your new home!!

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  9. I bet your mom won't miss the palmetto bugs, girls!
    Wishing you all the very best!
    The next adventure is waiting, be safe and have fun!

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  10. You have so many lovely happy memories and yes you will take them with you. We will miss you a lot while you are moving and hope it goes well. Glad you were able to scatter some of Poppy Vics ashes in a favourite place. Take care and hugs to you all.. GJ x

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  11. maggy, zoey....we noe ewe will be sads ta leeve de sunshine state; but yur mom iz rite...no one can take yur memoreez frum ewe....ewe will haz them for like for ever...we wood loves two live by de ocean N see what ewe haz been abe bull ta see...tho we gotta tell ya, ther bee nothin quit like fall...ewe will see what we meen heer in a few monthz and when santa stops by....mor often N knot ...he doez sew ...with sum snow..that will bee way awesum ta see for de furst time !!! we hope yur move iza smooth &s afe one; N we will see ewe later ~~~~

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  12. We will be thinking about you the whole time you're travelling and sending you love and purrs for a safe journey. Changes are not always easy to make or accept, but we know you will find comfort and happiness in being near family and friends when you move. PURRS.

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  13. So many good memories that you can take with you. What about the little strays out back? are the new people going to take them on?

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  14. Yep, you take your memories with you when you move. We hope the move and trip will be safe and uneventful.

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  15. Awww bless your little hearts. It's sad saying goodbye to a home where there are so many memories. But now you will have a whole new world to explore, and that will be fun. It will be rough on your human tho, so give her lots of loves, purrs, and kitty kisses. We'll be thinking of you and saying a few prayers for you.

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  16. We hope the move is successful and that you'll be happy making new memories. We wish you the best and will be here when you get back.

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  17. ZH,Zoey, and Maggy - we know how tough it must have been to write this post. Bittersweet having to leave a place you loved so much. We hope that wherever you go you will all find peace and much happiness - may the sun forever shine on all of you.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

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  18. Maybe when you move north you won't have to get nekked so much! It will be much cooler and the critters will be much bigger and maybe you will even see some SNOW! Have a safe move! xxoo Patty & Bhu

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  19. Moving is hard, especially with all of those wonderful memories. We're purring and praying that your move is safe and easy. We love you, and will see you after you get settled.

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  20. And you do not go alone...you also take with you all of us who have shared your journey and continue to be connected by heartstrings that stretch beyond all limits of time and distance.

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  21. It sounds like a chapter in a life well lived; replete with highs and lows. We know it will be challenging to say good-bye to Vic's favourite place and to your dear memories but thankfully your heart is large enough to carry both your memories and Vic with you , Ann. And, there will still be enough room for new memories and new joys in your new Northern home.
    Safe travels, friend.Continue to move forward on your brave path.We will be with you in spirit.

    All our love.

    the critters in the cottage and Sophie XO

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  22. Awwww... this is a beautiful post. I like the different view perspective on life =^.^=
    Purrs

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  23. Me and mum wish you a safe move and much happiness in your new home.

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