Enjoy the details in life

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How often do you walk so quickly through life that the beautiful details surrounding you whiz by without you even noticing.  It is more than “Stopping to Smell the Roses”, it is looking around to find happiness in the smallness of our being, they joy of seeing something in a different light.

Selfies have helped us to stop and enjoy the moment.  Waiters in restaurants actually complain that it takes people longer to order and eat, as they are taking photos to share. As a cook that takes joy in the presentation of food, I am glad to see so many perfectly presented dishes/meals shown on restaurant reviews and on Facebook.  It means that someone noticed the time and effort you took to make it look edibly delightful.

Walking outside today, I was feeling a little blue that my kitties had to find another home (one too many asthma attacks), but I stopped on my way out of my yard to enjoy the raindrops clinging to dear life on the boughs of my curly willow tree.  It is a feast for eyes.

Just thought I would share it.

Enjoy the details in life


Ever have a moment when you are just angry with your body.  Not because you are chubby, or short or can’t run as fast anymore.  Mine decided that it was allergic to the best cats I ever had.  I found them a wonderful new loving home and they left today.  But I am profoundly sad, as I walk through the house where the door is now open to my closet, and the climbing tree is gone.  No more little tiny footprints running to greet me as I come to door, no more purring machines to make me smile… No one excited to eat the canned food I gave them morning and evening without ever a complaint.  I am upset with my body for rejecting the ability to have them as my friends. I am normally a very happy person, but tonight I don’t think I could smile for anything.

With a cat, you are never lonely, but you don’t have to work as hard as with a dog to make them happy.  They are content with food, water and a good lap to love.  But I kept waking up in the middle of the night and could not get my breath.  Finally figured out they had brought back on the asthma I suffered from over twenty years ago, and I know it will take a while to be back to normal if it ever is.

We had Siberian Forest cats for a couple of years, but the cats had so many dietary issues (poop almost swung on the ceiling) and vet bills and negative personality issuers, it was the first time in my life I had ever had cats that I did not bond with.

But with these two pound cats maybe I bonded because we are both were of  “Heinz variety”  mixed bag cultural backgrounds.  Who knows.  Never thought I would be affected so much by their departure.  But I guess literally “They took my breath away”.

Tomorrow will be a new day, and I  will get used to open doors, and not finding toys in my slippers and losing my books to the middle underneath the king bed.  Just my thought for the day.   So sad.


Asthma forces finding new homes

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Love these guys, but they brought my asthma back.

These are the two best cats I have ever had. Picasso is a Tuxedo and Gertrude (after Gertrude Stein – Picasso’s Mentor and good friend) is a Calico. They are neutered, spayed, front de-clawed, have shots, have never missed the litter box, are purring machines and I love them to pieces, but cannot breathe if around them very much.

With heavy heart I have to find them a home. They have never been separated, so would like to see them together. They come with food, a cat tree, litter box (and litter) and lots of love. Please help me find a good home for them. 

I get to keep them or get to breathe. Had not had a asthma attack in ten years, but as they are changing from kittens to cats, it came back. They are about four months old. They are irresistible!

Please let me know if you know anyone that would love to add two gorgeous loving cats to their home.  Must be local.

Asthma forces finding new homes