My mind was racing as I walked. I thought about the wedding coming up and went over what was left to do. I felt a tinge of sadness thinking of how my kids have grown and left the nest.
On a warm night like tonight the air is thick with the scent of lilacs everywhere. I think heaven might smell like this. I came across many cats running about on the sidewalks and streets. Are they owned by anyone or are they looking for food at night when it is safe to roam? I stopped to pet one and she was very friendly and rolled on the sidewalk. This one was chubby and obviously well looked after. Another, not so much. He walked past me and never gave me a look. He was thin and scruffy. I only wish I had had some food with me. I think I'll keep an eye out for him next time and bring him something to eat.
Our porch light was on when I returned and Sierra sat by the bench.
I have lost loved ones and that changes you. I have lost 5 of my cats to illness in old age in the last 5 years. It's been hard to lose them. They meant so much to me. Change sometimes can be so hard.
But then to lighten the post remember this silly quote....
"Some people have cats and yet go on to lead normal lives." ;-)
Have you heard the Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times"? Change IS hard, but usually good.ReplyDelete
Beautiful. The light on is so welcoming to anyone or little kitty that might come along.ReplyDelete
I too have lost many family members and many cats along the way. My Cloe that went with a fox I think I cried for a month. I have her photo framed where I can see it and I still think of her often. How I miss her .
Change is difficult, but also part of our life experience.ReplyDelete
Your front porch looks so welcoming, and the hanging basket is beautiful!!
I am so pleased to have found you! I, too, am absolutely besotted with cats, and also have lost 5 in the last 5 years. It is so hard to let them go, even though you know you must.ReplyDelete
We have 3 (lost darling Clarence 3 weeks ago) so I guess we have an opening now. We also have one dog.
Your porch looks so inviting! I think I must follow you!
What an inviting home! But after reading your blog, we would expect nothing else. For better or worse, life is change. Things here are in a state of flux. I wake up at night and am filled with that unsettled feeling of "what now".ReplyDelete
What now, indeed.
Julie says she wishes she had read your post earlier, while it was still daylight. It would have inspired a walk and its accompanying thoughts and reflections, too.ReplyDelete
A lovely post and as always, a joy to visit.
Hugs, Tom & Julie
Oh I just love how you nurse'd the kitty back to health. 22 Wow! I hope he has 22 more. Now that would be a record.ReplyDelete