Friday, April 6, 2012

Some time away to heal the soul...

Thank you again and again for everyone's kind words about Yoko. It means so, so, so much to me. I knew that with everyone out there, I could find comfort and understanding with my (cat) blogger friends.

It's been a hard road. My plan, once I'm fully gathered, is to reconstruct "The Crazy Cat Lady" site. As usual with my breaks, I am still here reading all of you every single day. I never miss a post.

We are relocating across the province in a couple weeks, so I anticipate no posts again until I'm settled in the new house.

The conversation around fostering is being discussed. It'll take me a while to find a new shelter to work with (already have a couple in mind). Our little guy is old enough now that I wouldn't have any trouble with it. We have a spot in the new house, with a cat door and all, which would be perfect.

Fostering is all my heart can handle still for now though. I've been asked by many people if I will be adopting anytime soon, and my answer is just - I don't know. I can't help but feel like I would be just "replacing" her... And that makes me feel sad. But, we'll see. This is the first time in my life I've been cat-less. It feels lonely and empty. I'm getting lots of smiles as I read through everyone else's sites though :)

Okay, that's all I have for now. I still have a video to post, which will come with the site makeover. So, until then.



  1. You have some huge changes coming up in your life. You need to make sure you take time to take care of you while you are at it.

    Another kitty would never, could never be a "replacement" just as one friend is never a replacement for another.

    Fostering will help heal you. it will most likely bring back the joy of new lives to you.

  2. What Connie said, hon.

    Pay special attention to that "take your time" part. We'll be here and you don't need to put any stress on yourself from the fostering/blogging quarter.

    Hugs to you and the boys!

  3. Lita and the boys in MelbourneApril 11, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    I think fostering would be an excellent next step. Your arms won't be empty and you won't be "replacing" her. We all know what you mean.

  4. Hi, I just found your blog, and I want to say how sorry I am about the loss of Yoko. On May 16, 2002, I lost my almost 18 year old Siamese, Spooky. Next month, it will be 10 years. I still miss him today. Time will ease your pain, but you will never stop missing Yoko. Love to you.

  5. So sorry. You will know when the time is right to give another kitty a great home. You won't be replacing Yoko, but you will be giving love and safety to another kitty who desperately needs it. I found getting another kitty after a loss helped me with the grieving. I still love and miss my beloved kitties, but playing and loving another made it easier. It took my parents over 15 years to get another kitty, and now they say they can't imagine why they waited so long. It was something about traveling too much - but their Louie is a master traveler.

  6. Best wishes on your move -- looking forward to seeing what you've come up with for your new site design.

    As for fostering/adopting -- you know your heart best. I'm sure you're doing what's right for you, which is what matters most.


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