Sunday, October 30, 2011


Well, it was a very, very sad weekend for us and yet life continued on.

On Saturday we went to the farmer's market, much later than usual. The market is winding down a lot now but we still got everything we came for, amongst other things a beautiful steak for Del's birthday dinner next week. We were both so out of it that we drove into the wrong direction on our way home, instead of going back to town we were headed towards Virginia. Oh well, we did make it home eventually. After laying our dear girl to rest we tried to relax a bit and in the late afternoon we took part in our church's trunk or treat. We decorated the trunk of our car and handed out candy. It was not planned but somehow the theme of our trunk ended up to be black cats. It was biting cold. We also moved the mama cat and the kittens from the mudroom into the living room. With the temperatures falling below freezing I did not want to leave them out there. The living room is the one room in the house which has the least nooks and crannies and where they can - hopefully - get into the least trouble. They are so incredibly fun to watch, running around on those short legs with their tiny tails sticking up. They also discovered the big box full of cat toys. Their mama is getting used to being inside and my two girls are watching it all through the french doors with an expression like "it is just a bad dream, it will all go away".

Sunday morning we went to church, then we did a teeny weeny bit of retail therapy and had a nice lunch - beef sausages from the farmer's market, tiny red potatoes, roasted with a bit of parsley and a green salad from our garden. In the evening we went to our small group meeting which was very enjoyable again. Good food and very good company.

Miss Kitty's passing left a big hole in our lives and our hearts but I remind myself that she had a long and happy life and got to see and do things other cats never do. I try to remember all the happy times and forget that last day, which was really hard. She is at peace now with no pain and we will see her again one day.

Thank you for your kind comments on my last post.

I hope you all had a good weekend too.


Tracey said...

Maria, I am so sorry that your weekend was so sad, but I'm glad to hear you got out and about. Next time instead of going north, head south and I'll put the tea pot on! I hope the kittens are doing well and enjoying their new living quarters.

Swanski said...

I am so sorry about your cat, a pet loss is never easy. I still think of Zoe and she left us two years ago. Take care and peace will be with you in the days ahead.