“Indeed, there is nothing on this earth more peaceful than a sleeping, purring cat.”

Today is cold. It is 25˚. The low will be 19˚. We are most decidedly in the throes of winter. We had snow flurries starting last night around midnight and continuing intermittently into this morning. Right now a bit of blue is starting to come from behind the clouds and bringing the sun along, but it comes and goes. A wind has started blowing. It is not a day to be out and about, but I have no choice. I need some groceries.

Jack was especially vocal last night. He meowed from the top of the stairs for a while then went half-way down and meowed some more. I gave him lovings, and I brushed him. Jack enjoys being brushed. I feel bad for Jack as he is relegated to upstairs. Nala needs to learn that Jack is family and ought not to be chased. I think I’ll take a nap with him today.

My first load of laundry is in the washing machine. The basket was still in the hall where it had been for a week, okay maybe two weeks. It was overflowing as I kept adding laundry to the basket. I had hopes that the elves who took care of the shoemaker and his shoes would take pity, and I’d find clean, folded clothes in the morning. It didn’t happen.

This will be a short musing today. We are all trying to handle losing Gwen in our own ways. I find myself short tempered. It was strange this morning not greeting Gwen. The first thing in the morning is when I went into the cats’ room to feed them and to give Gwen her morning shot. This morning it was all Jack.

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6 Comments on ““Indeed, there is nothing on this earth more peaceful than a sleeping, purring cat.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Unfortunately, losing a pet produces similar grief as losing a friend or family member. Or companion animals don’t live as long as us and forcing us to grieve frequently. We never had cats because my better half has terrible cat dander allergies.

    The sky is clear and we have warmed up to our high temperature of 46°. Most of the white stuff has either melted or sublimated. But there’s still patches of black ice where unfrozen water remains on the roads and will re-freeze tonight. We’re not going anywhere until tomorrow at the earliest.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I live alone, alone from other humans, but I have my pets. They greet me every morning, are happy to see me when I get home, cuddle at night while I’m reading or watching TV and talk back, at least Nala does.They are wonderful companions.

      Today stayed ugly so I stayed put. The snow here is also just about gone after all that rain. It stayed in the mid 20’s all day.

  2. lilydark Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I agree with Bob–Unfortunately, losing a pet produces similar grief as losing a friend or family member. It has been warmish in the after noon, but then gets cold ( for us ) at night. Do whatever feels good for you. Again my deepest sorrow for your loss.

    Lori and the snoring cat.

    • katry Says:

      Lori,
      I mourn the lost of my fur babies because they are family. They give me love. They also drive me crazy sometimes. I don’t know what my life would be without them.

  3. Tracey Gibons Says:

    Its time for grief.
    For all of you.
    Spring will come soon enough.

    • katry Says:

      Tracey,
      We’re doing our best.The dogs don’t notice so much as Gwen pretty much stayed in the cat room.Jack, though, is meowing constantly and loving attention.


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