Monday, December 21, 2015

With Appreciation



I wanted to write this post a few days ago on Thankful Thursday but I was not ready to write it..  I have lost so many cats in such a short time I don't think I have let myself grieve since I had other ill kitties to care for. I lost Ivy in July and then Minnie took up all my time from her diagnosis in August until she passed in October when Georgie started failing.  I crashed after I lost her and I am struggling now with my grief. Being so close to the holidays does not help.





Thank you Ann, Moe and Alasandra for the pleasing graphics. I am much obliged to each of you who contacted me with advice and encouragement for  managing both Minnie with CRF and Georgie with diabetes.  Vets are only so helpful  - you guys gave me so much more support and taught me from your firsthand experiences with these illnesses.  I learned a lot.  Hopefully I will not need this info in the near future, but now I have more to work with.

Your concern and sympathy after each kitty passed  has helped me more than you could ever know.  It is wonderful to have such a caring group of fellow cat lovers to lean on in times like this.  Your comforting comments on Facebook and the blog are treasured. 

To all my Blog and Facebook buddies -
I treasure your friendship.




28 comments:

Summer said...

It's been such a hard year for you, and I am so sorry about that. It's so hard to lose a kitty, and so much worse when you lose more than just one in a few months' time. :-(

Austin Towers said...

You have indeed had an awful lot to deal with this year. But the work you do is invaluable and all kitty and all animal lovers will understand your commitment and therefore your grief at this time! xoxox

Fuzzy Tales said...

Hugs and purrs to you, Cheri, and to Don too. We hope and purray that 2016 will be a peaceful, healthy year for you all.

Blessings and Universal Light to you all.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Cheri
I am so sorry for all the losses you've had this year. It is never easy and multiple ones seem to piggy back on each other. I hope that 2016 will be a year of renewal for you in mind and spirit. Holidays are triggers and it's hard to feel happy when the world is saying you're supposed to be happy because why : it's the HOlidays and you're not. Believe me for different reasons I am right there beside you. I am keeping you close in thought and prayer. ((HUGS))

The Island Cats said...

This certainly has been a hard year for you. We send you lots of comforting purrs and the mom sends you a big hug.

Eastside Cats said...

Your beloved cats aren't gone; you just cannot see them anymore. Know that they are near, and give yourself time to adjust to the new set up. Things get so crazy with the holidays, but you need your own time too. Hugs and purrs.

Brian said...

We just can't imagine, we can't. We're been thinking of you and Don and hope you manage to have a Merry Christmas. Each kitty absolutely knew how loved they were. Hugs from all of us.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Losing Tara and Truffles within 2 years of each other has killed me; I just can't imagine 3 in 6 months. We are sending you loads of comforting purrs and prayers that 2016 is a much, much happier year.

The Menagerie Mom said...

You are one tough cookie. Your year has indeed been a tough one, but never once did any of your kitties' needs go unattended. You gave all of your sweet angels lives full of love and care, and they will always be with you.

Purrs, prayers, and hugs to you.

Fur Everywhere said...

We are so sorry you have had so many losses this year. The loss of Jewel completely crushed me, and I only lost one kitty. I cannot even imagine losing so many babies in such a short time. Please know that I am here if you ever want/need a friend to talk with about anything. *hugs*, purrs, prayers, and love <3

Flynn said...

It has been such a sad year for you with so much heartbreak. I sincerely hope next year is much kinder to you. Purrs and hugs to you.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

We just cannot imagine how difficult this year has been for you - and are so truly, deeply sorry. We're thinking of you as you grieve...

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Such back to back losses must be exhausting and devastating. We're thinking of you and sending purrs and hugs.

Christy Paws said...

We just can't even imagine how hard the past six months have been for you. Your kitties were lucky to have you caring for them. Sending purrs.

Quill and Greyson said...

Purrs to you friends.

Kitties Blue said...

We have found that those in the pet blogging community are some of the most caring, helpful, loving, generous and comforting individuals on earth. We and mom are sending lots of purrs and prayers as we know how difficult it is to lose loved ones so close to Christmas. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry for all the losses you have had this year.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sorry you lost too many of your sweet babies this year and hope next year will be much better for you all.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Maggie and Pooh said...

Warm, gentle hugs dear friend I understand, take your time with grieving. Sending purrs, prayers and nose kisses your way. Love, Maggie, Pooh and Chancy

Caren Gittleman said...

sending you (((hugs))) of comfort and much love
catchatwithcarenandcody

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs. And peace.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

I am so sorry you are having to go through this. Wish I could do more to help. ((Hugs))

Deziz World said...

We awe so sorry fur yous heavy heart over so many losses. We're sendin' lots of purrayers and luv.

Hugs

Dezi and Lexi

meowmeowmans said...

Always know that we love you, and that we are here for you. Purrs, prayers and hugs.

Clooney said...

We really are so sorry for your losses of your beautiful Minnie and Georgie...sending gentle purrs your way and holding you in our thoughts and hearts.

Marty the Manx said...

What a sad year it has been for you. So sorry that you have had to let go of so much of your heart in such a short time. Sending you soft purrs and gentle woofs from the Gang and a good hug from Mom.

Peaches and Paprika said...

Hello Angel Georgie and your angel colleagues, sorry to be writing so late to express our condolences but wanted to tell you you will all be included in our Rainbow Bridge 2015 slideshow our kitty-mom is assembling, honoring cats who crossed the rainbow bridge last year! This has been a hard and trying year for your humans! The slideshow will be aired in February near Valentines, or a bit before. Pls check out our blog for the exact date next Sunday. (Today's blog contains a list of the kitties included) Warm and furry wishes, Peaches, Paprika and Carol

Mama Bear said...

I am so sorry to read about Georgie..I just saw her in the Rainbow Bridge posting. Our 9 year old whitester passed away this past month - diagnosed with diabetes this past year, three different overnight stays at the vet .. and I even learned how to take blood and give needles.

I hope the pain has lessened a little now ... never easy to say goodbye to our beloved cats.

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