It's been a strange week here. We're still coping with the loss of Daisy. It's more difficult, more painful without her because it's become more obvious she's gone. Yet, it also feels like we should be finished grieving because life has continued and everyone has moved on with their lives. But that's what grieving is, I suppose, moving on without your beloved family member, learning to live without them. What really surprised me, too, is how the other loved one's I've lost all came back to me...my grandfather, my dad, several cats and dogs and others I've loved and still do. It saddens me but, even more so, I realize how fortunate I've been and am.
Our neighbor from the other house full of cats, stopped by to see how we're doing without Daisy. He's such a kind man. I call him the "cat whisperer" because he is very calm, quiet and soft-spoken and wherever he goes, 3 or 4 cats are always following behind him! When he stopped by, the cats following him that day, waited on our front stoop for him to come out and then they followed him home! He has a special relationship with many of his cats it seems and reminds me of my husband and his way with our cats.
Dopey, one of our black cats, seems depressed. It sounds weird but cats get depressed. We're wondering if he misses Daisy. He has been sleeping on our bathroom rug which is where Daisy last slept. Dopey has never slept there before. He is usually ravenous but this week he isn't eating much at all and has become picky. And he mopes about instead of chasing his feline siblings. Dopey tends to be rather unkind to most of the other cats and grouchy. I don't like that behavior and Sam tries to stop Dopey from behaving that way. But now that he's moping and barely noticing the other cats, we almost want him to chase them again. Be careful what you wish for, right? A few more days of this and it's off to the vet for Dopey!
I spent a few days in doctor's waiting rooms this week too. Such a drag! I always think I'll got a lot of reading done while I wait but there are so many distractions and interruptions that I find I read the same sentence three or four times until I finally give up and move on to a magazine with short, inconsequential articles that I don't care whether I remember them or not. I don't care for these weeks filled with doctor appointments but I love it when they're all over and my time is my own once again!
I haven't read as much this week as I hoped to. I couldn't decide what I wanted to read so I started several different books but nothing really took. I finished The Last Lecture. This is a small book but I read it slowly because each chapter or few chapters stand on their own. It's a series of life lessons so I liked thinking about them for a little while after reading them. I am also in the midst of Cherries in Winter which is quite good and another book filled with recipes but instead of baked goods they are dinner entrees. I also wrote several reviews this week which I will be posting.
I tried to visit and comment on blogs that I enjoy this week. It really takes up a lot of time! But so many bloggers have wonderful blogs that I really enjoy. Once I start visiting it's hard to stop. I tend to write too much in comments, too. I have to learn the art of brevity, something i have never been good at as Sam often reminds me!
I hope you are all having an enjoyable weekend! The Jets have the weekend off so I can pay more attention to other teams such as the Green Bay Packers without the emotional roller coaster the Jets put me on! lol
Enjoy your Sunday!