Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  My mother used these china quail each Thanksgiving as decorations on the table, so they always make me think of Thanksgiving.  May you all have lots and lots to be thankful for.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Farewell, Emma

Here's Emma with her nip banana.  I chose this picture for her farewell post because this is the way I want to remember her.  I want to thank all of you for your purrs for Emma.  I really appreciate them.  I buried her in the flower garden near the bird feeder.  If you want to read Emma's story, it is just a few posts down with her happy limerick.  If you want to read about her death, it is over on Herman's Hideaway.  A few of you may wonder why I didn't rush Emma off to the emergency vet when I found her in the litter box, too weak to get out.  The nearest emergency vet is a 45 minute drive from here.  I did consider it, but the stress of moving her would have probably meant that she would have run off to the Rainbow Bridge on the way.  Even if she had survived the trip, there would have been nothing that they could have done for her.  She exhibited all the symptoms of Feline Leukemia that Herman did, but they were much worse.  I thought it best to just let her go here at home in her room where she felt most comfortable.  I will miss her terribly and I think that Herman will miss her, too.  I let Herman see her and smell her and touch her before I buried her, but I don't know if he understands why she didn't respond to him.  I hope so.

                                                 Goodbye, Emma, my sweet little one.
                                                 It's all too soon that you are gone.
                                                           You fly away free,
                                                           But for Herman and me
                                                 It's a sad time here all alone.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dona Nobis Pacem

Today is Blog Blast for Peace, started by Mimi Lennox.  On this day we all put up our peace globes and dare to dream that one day the world will be at peace.  To me it looks like we are making some progress, but we still have a long way to go. We all need to do all we can to give peace a home in our lives and our world.  We need to be a bit more forgiving of our neighbors and friends and all those around us.  If we all have peace in our hearts, then world peace will follow.  Peace be with you today and every day.