It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

My Little Blue Cat

I don't know what I would have done these past months without her and now the both of them .. they are little gifts..

The family came and went .. lunch was a big hit, much praise and walks in the yard with tiny pinecones found and thrown .. I saved one to remind me of today.

After they left, I came back into the house, feeling sad and sorry for myself . And who was there waiting for me ... squinting at me in the sunlight ... purring like a mad cat when I picked him up ?
Yes, Merlin my love.
Minette watches over him too. They sometimes seem to ignore each other but at night, the two of them toddle off to bed .. into my room .. where I am welcome but don't make them move.

So last night, I had one at my side and one by my legs and although I woke up and thought I had lost my legs overnight, I was comforted by the warmth and sounds of purring.

Life is strange .. we would have gotten a cat , my husband and I. We were also talking about what kind of dog we wanted to get .. we had all these plans.
I got the right sort of cat .. that was definitely magical.
My husband wanted a Russian Blue. He had friends many years ago and they had two Russian Blue cats and my husband loved them.

So when the loneliness and quiet of a large empty house just got to be too much for me, I went to Hudson NY to see if they had a cat or kitten I might want to adopt.
I walked in the door and the place was empty .. no cats .. my heart sank ..
The lady at the desk pointed behind me, no one spoke .. I looked behind me and there was this tiny blue kitten with these huge yellow eyes.
Sitting there looking at me.
Telling me ... come on mom, let's go home. And so we did.

One day I was thinking about her being lonely, should I get another cat .. would I like it as much as I love her , would she hate it, would it ruin things ?

Then I looked at the Hudson County Animal Shelter and his face was the first one I saw.
I was there about an hour later ... we came home together ... that huge furry gorgeous pile of hair that purrs louder than any cat , feels amazing, weighs a ton and allows Minette to boss him around.

We are a happy threesome. And if anything comes along that would frighten me or Merlin, my little Warrior is there to attack.
Just ask my son.

I am not as sad as I was, I am not as lonely and I am very thankful that these two little creatures came into my life when they did. It is almost as if Someone knew what I needed and made sure I got it.

Now back to packing.
They informed me yesterday that Closing day is the end of March.
I have lost a bit of pressure to get everything done in time.
I have to meet the movers and make arrangements.
I have to pack.
and pack.
and pack.

Then the kitties and I will go on Our Next Big Adventure ~


angryparsnip said...

Four legs and a big heart is all you need !

cheers, parsnip

NotesFromAbroad said...

Absolutely true :)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I agree with you, my kitties bring me so much pleasure, I can't imagine my life without them. I'm happy to know that your beautiful babies bring so much companionship to your life.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Thank you Jo :)

Linda said...

Love your kitties...
Linda :o)

NotesFromAbroad said...

Thank you Linda :) they are so very lovable.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I am so glad that they have brought you some comfort and love. I would be lost without my Miss Twiggley.

bellarum said...

First time commenter here. I've been reading for a little while. We moved into our house in May, so the process of moving is still fresh in my mind. It's a lot of work... even when you have someone to help, but it must be overwhelming when you have to do it all and make all the decisions.

Animals can be a lot of company and comfort can't they. Love the pix of yours. So cute.

I enjoy your blog.

CLM said...

I love your pictures and comments about your kitties. I have 3 and they are a delight.

Rafe's Hotel said...

This is such a beautiful post. You've been through so much; it is nice to hear a peace in your voice, an anticipation of life going forward. That's an achievement in itself.

I can't do without my "roommates." Love to hear that yours have made such a difference. I do believe that there is something cosmic going on -- sometimes the universe, or whatever, gives us gifts. Mary

NotesFromAbroad said...

I agree Mary, The Universe or whatever :) these things don't just come into our lives at a particular time for no good reason ..
That is even how I met my husband !
besitos, C

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