When I began to blog in 2007, I never knew what worlds would open for me. What wonderful people would come into my life, experiences never anticipated or even hoped for. Once, through a simple comment on a blog, I soon thereafter met a very special person named Dee. Along with Dee, came two kitties: TK and Pip. By way of emails and phone calls, friendship grew and in the spring of 2013 we met. A small gathering at my home in Florida at the time ~ artist extraordinaire Lou Belcher was there, Dee ... dear Sharon from Friends FurEver, and the lovely and loved Elinor, who not long after left us after a long and valiant battle against cancer. It was a special day for me. Sharing time with these women, all cat lovers of course ~ but all from different places, different walks of life, sharing different stories. And each brought something special into my life as it was a sad time for me, having just said goodbye to my husband a few months earlier. I thank them all. To Elinor, rest in peace ~ give my Vic a hug please!
Fast Forward: Three years now, I've been a hitchhiker with Dee, traveling to Florida for a month each winter to grab a bit of sunshine. She accepted my toofy-girl Zoey into her home and heart when I could no longer have Zo with me. So Zo now shares life with TK and Pip ... she's always preferred the "men" in her life I think, so having two bro-furs is just fine with her! And she took quickly to her new cat-daddy Pierre. Now Zo travels the country with Dee & Pierre, what a wonderful new world opened up for her.
Fast Forward Again: It is now January 2016 ... this third trip down to Florida brought a visit to Marg in South Carolina. Did I ever think to meet her? No ... this legend of the cat blogging world, who has given so much of herself ~ not just to her many cats, but to so many of us. And continues to give from the heart. Now we have shared the hug, the warmth. Laughter. Thank you.
So, today I give many thanks for all my yesterdays, all these gifts I've received. And I thank you, too. You who stop by, you who look at my photos (good or bad) ... you who read my stumbling and bumbling words ... thank you.