I want to take today to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has stopped by lately and an extra THANKS to those who comment.
I’ve been lagging in my responses to your comments recently and I’ve neglected visiting your blogs. I’m sorry for this and hope to get back on track next week. I should be reviewing books here today, but just couldn’t get into. It’s not the authors’ fault. The books are good and I’ll share them with you later.
Today I also wanted to say a heart-felt THANKS to everyone for their kind words, prayers and virtual hugs regarding my cat, Gum Drop, and her illness. She passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 28, after a 2-month battle with cancer (her third go around). She was 13 years old.
Between helping care for my in-laws at their home and running back to my home when I could to spend sometime with Gum Drop, I haven’t been around blogdom very much. Her last couple of weeks have been the roughest.
I know to some this care, concern, and upset over the loss of a pet may seem a bit over the top. But you have to remember, I don’t have children and my furry four-legged friends are my children. I baby them as if they were children. No, I don’t dress them up and such, but I have been known to read to them though. I just give them lots and lots of attention and love. Add to that the length of time we’ve had Gum Drop and it’s just been hard letting go even though I’ve know since the vet visit on July 25 that nothing else could be done and her time wasn’t long.
While I was trying to care for Gum Drop and make sure her last days were as comfortable and as normal as possible, I’ve also been spending time with Little One (my avatar) to make sure she’s okay during this time as well. She and Gum Drop have been together since Gum Drop was a little kitten and Little One was less than a year old.
The photos you see here are of Gum Drop in late August and early September. She was an indoor cat, but the last 6 months or so she enjoyed going outside to sit and just look around. It became a routine after I fixed their breakfast every morning, both cats would sit at the door waiting to go outside. When I was blogging from home Gum Drop is the one that would stretch out in front of the laptop, lay her head on my right hand and hold my wrist with both her paws. Now that makes for a challenge when trying to type. My little sweetheart did make life interesting.
Enough for now. Just wanted you to know why I have been absent. Again, thank you for your understanding and continued support. I hope to have some reviews for you tomorrow and get back to visiting with you very soon.
Y’all are the best!