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, December 31, 2016


This is Merlin.
Better known around here as Merlin My Love.
He is old. He is softer than soft. He has the bluest eyes and the croakiest meow.
You can hear him purring all over the house , all you have to do is pet him. A good long snuggle will have both of you purring. He puts me to sleep at night, listening to that purr.
Minette likes him. She checks on him, lies next to him, eats next to him.

This morning he went under my bed and he is not coming out.
I lay under there a while with him, trying to convince him that it was a good day to come out and let Mama hold him a while. So far he has no interest in doing anything but laying under the bed alone.

Of course I am worried. He is old and he always likes his food and he isn't eating this morning.
I lay under the bed with him for a while, stroking him, he purred a little. That made me a tiny bit less terrified.

I really can't lose any more loved ones at this time.
A person can only be so sad then your head explodes.
So let's all hope and pray that Merlin just wanted to be left alone for a late morning nap, that he has had enough ditsy female kitties running around annoying him.
It is chilly here today, maybe he is warmer under the bed.

For now, we will hope and pray that Merlin feels fine .. because in the grand scheme of things, he, Minette and Honey are the Important things.
My son and daughter know they are important .. even if they have to play second fiddle to cats.


Marty Damon said...

Oh dear. I'm sending healthy thoughts to Merlin and hope for a cheerier new year to you. I like your theory that he just needed a break from all those girls.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Aww, Merlin you are a beautiful gentleman !
Feel better real soon and then your mum won't have start the New Year worrying.

Wu Walters said...

Aww, I think the furry boy is just resting up for tonight's festivities. He's plotting to make mama happy on New Years Eve.

NotesFromAbroad said...

He has been up and around ,eating and drinking so hopefully he was just staying is cold here tonight!

Linda deV said...

Hopefully Merlin is just feeling a little stand offish. Went back and read much of your blog. Heartbreaking and hopeful, you have my respect. You are quite a lady.

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