A to Z Challenge – Kitty Cats

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K is for kitty cats

Kitty cats have been a big part of my life.  It all started with the hero cat than “followed” my sister home… she had to carry him across the busy streets buy otherwise he followed her home.  Because of the way he went after the fish in the aquarium he was named Ding-A-Ling.  One late night my mom heard the cat howling at the window.  she went to look and saw man outside cutting our garden hose.  She called the police, the guy ran off and the cat had saved the day.  We had him for years.

We had two brothers we adopted… Champagne and Caviar (an off white color and a black and grey).  Champagne was a lazy cat who got big enough he no longer fit on the window sill and fell out one day.  Caviar was the daredevil who actually got on top of the stairway door and just sat up there.  These brothers moved to a friends farm and lived out some of their mouse fantasies.

Kodiak, Kody for short, Dad said he looked like a kodiak bear.  He was a cuddle bug and was usually found next to my Mom.  We had him until he died under the dining room table when my parents were gone on vacation for the weekend and my sister stopped in to feed him but he was already gone.

The next cat we got was named Wrinkles… long story that has to do with a race car for some other time.  She was not the smartest kitty who more than once ran down the hall forgetting to stop or turn a little to avoid the wall.  She also found out she was declawed the hard way – running to the back of the couch and trying to attach to the screen only to slide down to the ground.  We had to get rid of her when we moved and got her a nice new home with the help of the local vet.

We had a cat I swear had a little Siamese in him, Izumi.  My daughter named him.  She also teased him too much and they didn’t always get along then.  But he was a good cat to me.  He ended up with my daughter’s best friend.  We still get pictures of him regularly.  He is about 12 years only now… really getting up there in years.

That brings me to my three legged cat.  Stumpy was born with three legs and a Stump… following where his name came from?  We got him when a friend had to move and could only take one of his two cats to the new apartment.  He was my shadow everyday until he got very sick with ketoacidosis and had to be put to sleep in my arms.  I still so miss that boy!

Leaving our current kitty Chevy.  She was a farm cat that was the runt of the litter and there were fears she would never make it on the farm.  She is now a TOTALLY SPOILED little princess of a kitty.  But she has her sweet side to when she will sit next to you when you are having a bad day.  I hope we have her for a lot more years!

I loved each and everyone of them and will never forget them.  They were a part of the family for sure.  Have you got a kitty cat?


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Happy and Grateful – Day 315

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.

It was a little warmer today but we still were stuck in the clouds.  Tonight there is a cold rain.  I am still fighting my depression.  Tried to write some of it out this afternoon and that helped some.  The damp air is not helping my fibro but this too shall pass.

I had a pretty quiet afternoon but I did play some music to try to help me out of my mood.  I listened to some music online and I am grateful I have access to so much music.  It doesn’t cure anything but it can soothe a troubled mind some.

My happiness from the day came from having my cat cuddle with me today.  It seems more often now she “knows” when I am feeling down and will jump in my lap to sleep and purr.  I still miss my other cat terribly on days like this.  He was my shadow and was always there for me, but the princess is learning.

I need to try to make this an early night, plans for tomorrow morning.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 300

The month of October is upon us.  Fall is in full swing with the leaves gathering on the lawn… maybe a pile or two to run through even.  The evenings are getting dark earlier as the days grow shorter.  And a few of us look forward to a good scare with Halloween coming this month.  Everyday has at least some small portion of good in it.  I am looking for that good with this challenge to find my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join in with the challenge by commenting or writing your own blog… let’s find some goodness today.

I can’t believe it is day 300… I have made it this far the last 65 days should be a breeze.  I thank all of you who are still trudging through these days with me.  I hope I haven’t bored you too much!

Tonight I sit here watching Hocus Pocus trying to reflect on the day.  It was a sore one with the cold weather bringing more aches and pains.  I had to take a pain pill tonight so I hope I make it through this post without falling asleep.

Today’s happiness is a little hard for me.  My depression had me feeling very withdrawn today.  I think the grey skies matched my grey mood.  But there is always some happiness and I would have to say today it was my cat being a little cuddle bug and sleeping with me a good portion of the day.  I think it was because of the cooler weather she just wanted my body heat… LOL.

It was a pretty low-key day.  I did get to my craft desk and worked on a card for a friend.  It is always good to work on cards and I was grateful to get a little ink on my hands.  Hopefully the card will bring a smile to my friend’s face.

I need to post this and maybe read a little more before I go to sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!