Sunday, February 17, 2013

Patience and Parting

Sierra waits so patiently
for her mailman to arrive.

                                                              "Where is that guy?"
                                                          " leg's asleep"

"Will Spring ever arrive?", she wonders. She longs for the smell of the new grass and the warm sun on her back as she lies on the deck. And bugs....oh yes, bugs. yum! But what fills her thoughts mostly is to see her mailman once again, face to face.
So she can once again give him kitty kisses from her little red bench.

I bid farewell to Billy today. It was my last visit with him until next time. We spent a wonderful week getting to know each other and every day he conned me into a back massage. If you remember Toady, who I cared for for many years before he passed away last Fall, Billy is much like him.

 I could feel Toady around me when I sat with Billy, stroking his head as we talked and solved the world's problems.

I'm really going to miss this guy. I think he might miss me, too.
"Take care, Billy boy. I hope to see you again soon."

I'm off to care for three sweet felines and a darling little diabetic tuxie.
Never a dull moment.

I just realized it is three years today that I started this blog. I've really enjoyed sharing my cat-sitting service and a bit of life at home with all of you.  I want to say "thank you" to my followers. 
You have made 'blogging' a pleasurable part of my day.

hugs, Deb


  1. A big 'Thank you' for the smiles you bring me!
    Have a great day!

  2. You have the best job in the world!What sweet cats and great friends!

  3. Congrats on 3 years! I've so cherished our meeting through the Traveling Apron. It's always a joy to come to your blog and read about your day and with your beautiful clientele. XOXO

  4. Three years! Such a wonderful blog and I am so glad I found you. If I could I would have dozens of cats .... and just reading you allows me to do that. Thank you for all the stories, personalities and pictures which you share with us. Minerva ~

  5. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! It is always so cozy here, with all the kitties and their stories. And tea time, dish collecting. I love your three seniors, and then there is Audrey. This is a delightful blog, and I look forward to visiting you daily. You are a special person!! Hugs.

  6. I always enjoy seeing what you've got going on on your blog--conCATulations on three years! Poor Sierra, I hope it warms up soon!

  7. Sierra is such a beauty! I do adore all the cats you share with us! So Thank You for being a blogger! Hugs, Linda

  8. Sierra, we bet the mailman looks forward to receiving your kisses as much as you loook forward to giving them!
    Cogratulations on your three years of blogging! We are happy that you are in the world and that you share so much with us :)
    We have been blogging for two years now and love meeting so many wonderful animal lovers!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  9. Happy Blog Birthday! Cheers!!!

  10. Well Happy Blogaversary Deb! And we are very happy you started blogging. Happy week to you and all your furry friends.
    xo Catherine

  11. I wonder if the postman really realizes how important he is to Sierra? To be so loved by an animal is one of lifes special treasures.
    Dear Toady, what a special kitty. We'll always remember this bundle of love in a ginger coat.
    We can certainly understand your feeling Toady's presence and we're glad you felt it.. We love that his spirit goes on.

  12. Happy Bloggerversary!!! Thank you for another year of sharing all your adventures with your client cats as well as the memorable kitties you share your home with. I can't forget to mention our friend Kane who is always a pleasure to see & read about. I don't know what the odds are of finding a blogger who shares my love of all things tea cup, quality black licorice &, of course, unpredictable cats. You are a talented & thoughtful person and your blog always reflects your compassion for animals who are not as fortunate as our own. Thank you for sharing yourself with all of your followers the past three years. I hope the next three are filled with all the good life has to offer. I hope they do not go by nearly as fast as the last 3 have.

  13. I think Sierra has the most kissable little face! I bet the mailman is thinking of her, too!
    Congratulations on your Blogging Anniversary! I am looking forward to the next years enjoying your posts so much.
    Lily, WA, USA

  14. Happy Blogiversary....a great accomplishment.

    Don't cats have the nicest look as the peer deep into our souls.


  15. Oh Deb, what at knucklehead I am! Happy Blogoversary!
    You are an absolute gift! God bless and let the celebrations brain.

  16. That's so nice he reminded you of Toady. Hopefully you will get so cat sit for Billy Boy again. Love your blog!

  17. Sierra really has a Caravaggio lighting sort of thing going on in that first pic!