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From our afternoon walk on this winter day…a scene at the river. Ice and snow, animal tracks, the chill of the winter air, and a slight wind rustling the leaves. There were deer tracks everywhere, as well as bird and dog tracks, making lovely patterns in the snow.
Though very peaceful and serene now, this place is known as the site of the battle of Fort Amanda from the War of 1812.
Behind the blog posts with all the lovely photos…
Beyond the words we so carefully choose to share…
Life goes on. Stuff happens.
This photo says a lot about what impacted the last few days for us. Yeller has been sick all week with some kind of infection. After 2 visits to the vet, antibiotics, being fed liquids with a medicine dropper because he wouldn’t eat, nausea medicine and now an appetite stimulant —
I’m happy to say he is finally starting to eat, as of this morning. In this image, taken three days ago, he was really not wanting to snuggle with me at all and was pulling away. Not his usual behavior at all.
What you don’t see are the tears. What you didn’t hear in my posts this week was how worried we were. Nor did you hear the groan when the vet bills were paid. I started to apologize to Mark about what it cost, and in his loving wisdom he replied, “...but he’s our cat.”
End of discussion.
Have I told you lately how much I love this man? No. I kind of keep that tucked away and don’t say much about that online.
And have I ever told you that I feel especially blessed to have Mark to share my life with, as well as two adorable cats who often drive us to distraction? Well, now you know.
There is the good, often beautiful stuff that appears in my lens and it gets posted here for your enjoyment. There are also the struggles, stuff that I don’t always like, changes I didn’t expect, work that has to be done, groceries and house cleaning and daily grind and
Many times our readers never
have a clue what we struggle with, or how boring or complicated or happy
or sad our days are. We choose to let others see just a few bytes of
We place one foot in front of the other and take it a step at a time. We snuggle with a sick cat, connect in some way with those we love, live through what is right here in this moment.
I’ll bet deep down inside we are all pretty much alike.
This cat usually wants to sit on my lap and snuggle whenever he finds me up here typing away. I convinced him today to sit elsewhere, which he took to mean the desk. And then he had to ‘inspect’ the acorn that I still have from several days ago.
Of course, one has to involve all the senses to really learn what an acorn is all about. A friendly tap with a paw will do.
Then the idea is to look deeply into your owner’s eyes with your own beautiful golden eyes and convince her that you are the most beautiful cat on the planet.
Works every time!