No matter what I am doing I have help.
It is no wonder that it takes me forever to get my Christmas cards done.
I took this photo late last night by the wood-stove.
Annie is working hard to fill some very big paws. I knew she would be there for her. Lily is bending down to let Annie wash her. Bless her heart.
Even Audrey is doing her bit by staying close.
I'd have to say that Lily is doing ok. She misses him, there is no doubt in my mind, but she is eating fine and coming to me for extra snuggles and attention.
Last night there was a special plate of warm roasted chicken for them all to enjoy with their dinner.
She ate with gusto.
She is 18 years old now.
Time will heal and I'm hoping that Lily will soon feel safe with, and trust Annie like she did her Ed. I want to see her relaxed and cuddling with her. Then I know she will be fine.
We brought Ed home with us and will take him to our property in the Spring and lay him to rest.
I'm still very sad; tears just appear at any time and I am having trouble reading all your wonderful comments but tomorrow will be better.
It is time to wrap gifts now and look forward to Christmas. I promise photos of Lily as life improves.
I just found out about your terrible loss and wanted to say how very sorry I am. You and your family will be in my thoughts, in your time of grief. I will check in regularly to see how sweet Lily is adjusting. Hugs of comfort.ReplyDelete
I always worry that the cat who lost their snuggle buddy will be lonely,but someone always fills the gap. Cats are wonderful sensitive creatures,aren't they.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Deb, for sharing the photos of Lily with Annie and Audrey, too. I hope she will find comfort in their presence. I am so glad to hear she is eating well and even getting some grooming from Annie. Please do let us know how she and all of the kitties are doing - and how you are doing, too. Blessings upon you all.ReplyDelete
Love to All,
When Stimpy died, Gypsy licked his tummy bare. I didn't realize he was grieving so much, but he was -- having been a kitten when he was taken under Stimpy's tutelage. Sweet Lily will one day move ahead in her time. I'm glad she has companions to help and comfort her. And I am glad you have them to help comfort you.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos ! I hope Lily finds comfort in the other kitties and does well !ReplyDelete
Bless all your kitties. It's wonderful to watch them comfort each other and you, too. Since our Sam died 2 months ago, our Chase Bird has been such a comfort to us. He's our only cat now, and I worry about him getting lonely. But our hearts aren't quite ready to take in another cat.ReplyDelete
I hope Lily continues to do well. Thinking about you.
Bless Lily. She shows us all how to cope. Maybe she knew her companion wasn't well and is now at peace and that gives her peace. Animals just know when the balance has been disturbed. Hugs and prayers to you, MaryReplyDelete
I know it will take time. I am glad to see that Lily is doing well, the others will be there for her and you it seems! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Cats do feel and empathize with each other...it's good to particularly see Annie step up like that for Lily.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry about the loss of your precious Ed. I know how hard it is to lose a much loved pet. Thanks for becoming a follower at my blog! I'm already a follower of your blog, but lost track of you so I'm really glad you came by. Your blog will now be put on my sidebar!ReplyDelete
Hugs to Annie and Lily, I am glad they are comforting each other.ReplyDelete
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Having recently lost my cat Sissi understand the sorrow of leavingReplyDelete
From these our companions in life.
Oh Deb, we have been so busy with our ice storm here that I've neglected to read blogs. So sorry to hear about your Ed. I truly understand how you must feel. And I imagine you would be worried about Lily. I worried about our Molly (who is 20 herself) when we lost Thibs at 19. We have a houseful of cats, but he was her constant companion . She did fine as the other cats have comforted her... as will happen with your Lily. As for Ed, isn't it amazing how much joy one cat can bring into your life? We are so happy that Jack is still here to share one more Christmas with us. He is the heart of our household... and it breaks our heart to know that his time is running short.ReplyDelete
It does get a little better, but when I come across photos of our Bailey, the tears still appear. My Rosie is a sweet girl who stays very close to me, so much so, she has her head resting on my keyboard as I type. Happy Holidays...and wrapping! XOXOReplyDelete
Know all about trying to do Christmas cards with a cat around! So glad you two and Lily have other cats around to help recover from the loss of sweet Ed.ReplyDelete
Ah Annie, what a special sweet cat you are! Lily, feel safe my darling, you really are in good paws! I am glad to see Sierra helping out & naughty Audrey making friends with little white mouse.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos and I like the thing to always have help *smile*.ReplyDelete
It is so nice to read and see that Annie is giving comfort to the both of you. I am sure Lily misses her Ed, but a good friend is just a lick away.ReplyDelete
Animals accept and deal with the circle of life quicker than we do just by nature. She'll adjust and it appears that Annie and Audrey are making sure of it. It's such a beautiful sight in your photos. I can't imagine living it and seeing the beauty of these loving actions. People can learn so much from animals if we'll only allow. The emotions of these photos are so strong. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
I haven't been by your blog for a few days, so I missed your sad news about Ed, I'm sorry for your loss. Based on your blog he was a very special cat. I agree with you about older cats, they should not be overlooked, they have a special sweetness to share.ReplyDelete