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29 May 2007 @ 03:18 pm
it felt like the sky cried with us... now there's sun peeking out from the clouds  
We spent Saturday mourning.  It rained all day.

We decided Sunday that we probably shouldn't spend it the same way, so we went to breakfast, and then to pick up some things for my trip, and found that we could talk about Felix a little bit.   It still rained.  All day.

Yesterday, though, we went out to grab some groceries, since we were finally recovering our appetites.  The rain was letting up.  On a hunch, I suppose, I took us to the PetCo.  And they had kittens.  And we took one home with us.  And his name is Ash.  You can see what he looks like here.

We needed this. I can tell, because not only is today sunny, but we're both doing better.  It was so hard on Sunday to come home and not have Felix be here.  And although Ash is already a totally different cat than Felix was, he's helping - we remember the good about our most precious lady cat, and he is reminding us that there's more good out there.

And I'll be able to leave for Japan knowing that there's a feline person watching over Neil.  That's important too.

ETA: fixed the gallery link... sorry about that :D
 
 
 
Purple: Kitty--comfortpsychoadept on May 29th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm so glad you have another kitty now. Losing Misty would have been ten times harder if I hadn't had Turtle at home waiting to be petted.
my monkied brain: _felix the babykatekat1010 on May 30th, 2007 06:07 am (UTC)
*snuggles* thanks. Having a new little buddy to love has definitely made all the difference. We need to just abolish all of this pet death stuff altogether.
skull_theatre: nick angelskull_theatre on May 29th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry.

And I think you're very right.

Welcome to Ash!
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 30th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
Thank you sweetie! And Ash is quite firmly establishing himself in our hearts! :D
Carolee: sloan by devilwritesladyforash on May 29th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you're hurting. I'm very sorry for your loss. I tried to look at the picture of Ash but the link said I was forbidden, but I'm sure he's a cutie.

Take it nice and slow. :hugs:
my monkied brain: buffywill - *hug*katekat1010 on May 30th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
Thank you lady, for the truly thoughtful encouragement. I still feel off kilter, but each day is getting better.

(oh, and thanks for the comment about the pics - i'd forgotten to unlock the pictures, but they're visible now!)
xanzpet on May 29th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I know what you're going through, babe. It's been two weeks since my dog passed, and it just sucks like whoa.

So glad you have a new familiar watching over you and Neil.
my monkied brain: buffywill - *hug*katekat1010 on May 30th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
Sweetheart - all I wanna do is give you hugs. I know it broke your heart to lose your puppy. You and I both know there are no perfect words, but massive hugs are being sent your way (and have been).

And yeah, it's always good to have a furry watchman, even when he's more into falling asleep right now than watching over us.
Nemonemo_88 on May 29th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
I was so sorry to hear about your cat. I have a cat myself and know how much they can mean to you. *hugs* I'm glad to hear you've got a new kitten and he's helping you feel better.
my monkied brain: buffywill - *hug*katekat1010 on May 30th, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)
Thanks sweetheart. It's incredibly difficult to lose the furry ones we love,isn't it? But every day is getting a little better.
Antenna: hugantennapedia on May 29th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Ash is adorable. Hugs to you and Neil, and happy chin-scritches to Ash. (I can attest the healing power of kittens. My husband brought home Mina-kitten at a time when I needed cheering up in a big way, and she has taken her job most seriously.)
my monkied brain: giles - *indeed*katekat1010 on May 30th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
Isn't he freakishly cute!? I'd forgotten about the kitten power of being cute even when they're ... destroying the world or something ;) It truly is a magnificent power, which is good.
your royal pie-ness: txtls: kittiesentrenous88 on May 29th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
*hugs you so much*

I saw a little wooden statue today of a figure, sort of like an angel, holding a cat close. I hope it's okay that I thought of you and Felix when I saw it, and sent some good thoughts your way as I thought about the wonderful times you shared with her.

Ash is a lovely boy, and I'm sure will bring you much joy.

*hugs again*
so_sharlemaine on May 29th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
AW!!!! *squeals*...He looks just like my little Andy that I found living in a shoebox in an alley in downtown Memphis a few years ago.

You absolutely needed it, sweetie. When I lost my cat back in 94 I didn't think I'd get another either. But three days later I found one that I that needed me. I needed something to channel my love into, and there she was (my little Sophie) needing someone to love her and give her a home.

Felix would want you to give your love to another kitty...just like you gave it to him. Your love is too valuable to not be used and lavished. *hugs you hard* :-)
BJ: Tigerdara_starscream on May 29th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
(still hugging)
-BJ
literate and stylish: buffy smile cutemishloran on May 30th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
I believe that getting Ash was the best course of action, too. You need small furry critters in your life. And it sounds stupid, but it is possible to grieve and have a new pettable lovely in your life too. It helps. A lot. People looked at my family funny when we had to put Ripper down, but then got Jet 3 days later (after having found him the evening after we took Rip to the vets, I think?!) but honestly it helped a lot, and I don't feel like I have anything unfinished regarding Ripper, we still think of him fondly etcetera, but having cuteballofannoyingfluffdestructodog helped loads. Plus, now Corporate Pirate won't be lonely. Because we can't have that!

When are you off to Japan? :)
literate and stylish: mikita in washing machinemishloran on May 30th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
PS: I forgot to say: Eeeeee, Ash! HE IS SO CUTE! With the giant ears and the big kitty paws and awwwwwww. Little kitty cat! MEW!!!!
WickedFoxwickedfox on May 30th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry but I'm also glad you adopted a new furry cutie. They help mend broken hearts.

*hugs you and skritches Ash*
Take care, the both of you.
Cordykitten: awmp headtiltcordykitten on May 30th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)

I'm sorry for the decision you had to make but it was the best for you cat. *HUGS*
I can't be without a cat either, I know that. Your Ash looks very cute.
my monkied brain: buffywill - *hug*katekat1010 on June 3rd, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
Thank you sweetheart. And yes, it's definitely helpful to have the new fuzzy little guy around with us.