Monday, December 31, 2012

Wishing You Peace in the New Year!

Tabitha and Woody sharing  a cube.
This year has been a tumultuous one for all peoples everywhere. Because of that we want to focus on peace in the coming year.  Even the crystal ball in Times Square is highlighting peace this year.

Yoko and Chica peacefully napping.

There is a new "Let There Be Peace" Waterford crystal panel on the Times Square ball and they are inviting friends around the world to share their messages of peace.  Select messages will be included in the live toast during the New Year's Eve boradcast.

2013 Waterford crystal New Year's Eve ball

Share your message:
Sentiments of peace can be shared until December 31st at 5 PM EST via one of three ways:
1. Tweet your message with hashtag #PeaceNYE
2. Post to Waterford’s Facebook page with hashtag #PeaceNYE 3. Post to Times Square’s Facebook page with hashtag #PeaceNYE

You can also write your wish on the confetti that will be dropped tonight in NYC by going to the Wishing Wall. 

Georgie resting on Sam

"Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are."
      -- Hafsat Abiola 

May peace by with you in 2013 and always!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

We got our tree in early December from a local Christmas tree farm.  This is a long tradition in Mom's family.  We set it up at home and let it be for a few days to let us kitties get used to it before  it gets all prettied up.

 Minnie is chief snoopervisor and likes to make sure the lights all work before they go on the tree.  "All systems go", she says!

Somehow Mom misplaced a box of holiday decorations and in it was our angel tree topper!!!  She had this fairy Santa with wings so I guess that will have to do this year.  Hope you like our smallish tree - we have a small home so it fits us.

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!!  Have a wonderful holiday. We will post before the New Year so see ya next week.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sweetpea Comforts Mom

Me, Sweetpea in Joey's window spot.
 Mom is still getting over losing her dear Joey but I am making sure she is loved at all times.  Maybe Joey told me or maybe not (I am not sayin') but I make sure she has a cuddly purring cat (me) next to her when she wakes up each day like Joey used to do and again when she goes to bed.  Joey sat next to Mom every night until Pop came in to go to sleep.

I even sit in the window in the sun like Joey did.  Now let me tell you, before, when Joey was here, I never came into the bedroom.  I liked to hang out in the living room, kitchen and even the porch on nice days.  Joey never kept me out of the bedroom - I just didn't go in there.

Me snoopervising.

I helped with the Christmas cards.  Mom likes to do them on the bed.  It was a rough job and I took a nap - that's allowed isn't' it?

I think I am helping cuz Mom is smiling more and more each day. 

Mom wants to thank each of you for all  the cards, comments and notes on Facebook about Joey.  She is still visiting you all to say thanks personally.  It helps her to heal and she treasures every one of you.  We hope to be blogging a bit more now.  Oh ...and thanks for the the ecards - Mom is slow in putting them up but we love them! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Good-bye Joey - Nov. 1999 - Dec. 2012

From last Christmas
Joey passed away this morning snuggled in his spot on a chair in the bedroom.  My husband and I were with him and surrounded him with loving Reiki light, telling him how much he was loved. It seems he had many things going on with him besides the skin cancer - possibly lymphoma but there were no symptoms until too late.

Taken a few years back.

We put his body on the bed and brought the other cats in to say good-bye.  Ivy in particular took up a position on the bed next to Joey.  Yoko has been sitting with him these last few days snuggled close at all times.  He is buried in the woods on our land beside the cat house with a marker that says  "Your heart is pure, Your soul is free."

Today, I say good-bye, God-speed.
I thank you for your love.
I thank you for choosing me.
I thank you for the joy I have experienced through you.
I thank you for the depth of your old soul as I looked in your eyes.
I thank you for your funny belly that swayed from side to side when you walked.
I thank you for the pleasure of watching you hop sideways when you were happy.
I thank you for your rumbley, growl like purr which you shared with me even your last night on earth.
I thank you for your compassion -  welcoming without pause, any new cat I took in.
I thank you for all your sweet quirky traits that I have come to love.
I thank you for your loyalty - for always forgiving any squabbles and loving the other cats anyway.
I thank you for your companionship.
I thank you for your endlessly generous spirit.
I thank you for sharing your life with me.
I thank you for trusting me.
I thank you for the lessons learned by virtue of our having been in each other's lives.
I thank you for the knowing that even though I am now saying good-bye and letting you go, in this paradox of life, that having let you go, you will  nevertheless be with me always.
I love you.  Go in peace Joey, my love.

Adapted from Saying Good-bye by Elizabeth Severino

Thank you all for your emotional support, donations and kind words during his brief illness.  You have helped more than you will ever know.  I will take a break for blogging for a bit but will be back when my heart is lighter.



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