Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September is all about changes...

and I'm not sure I'm ready for all of them!

On Sunday, Sept. 7, I had to say good-bye to my beloved Doodlebug. We had some good times together and it was time for her to go. We did it on our terms, though. Dr. Kim and Christie as well as my mom and dear friend Joanne were all here and there wasn't a dry eye in the room.

Coming home to an empty house was so hard. I have no idea how my mom has done it since my dad died.

The day before Kitty's last surgery, one of the strays at the clinic came to sit with me while I was waiting for her. Long story short, she'd been waiting 6 months for me and Kitty to come to the clinic. On Monday, Nermal Ruth came home to stay.

She's so cute! She scared herself when she caught a glimpse in the mirror--I'm sure she got a good 3 inches of air. She loves looking out of the patio window to see what's going on. No one at the clinic ever heard her purr, but she started within an hour of being home and she hasn't stopped since!

Here she is:

Lookin' out the window

Just bein' cute!

And now all of the leaves are turning and falling off the trees. It's so much fun to crunch through them! Melissa's is on Saturday and it should be interesting! I haven't ran since the day Kitty died, let alone anything close to 22K! Oh well, as long as I'm moving, I don't care.

H =)


Cowgirl Warrior said...

Her markings totally remind me of my Dad's first cat "Catnip".
She's adorable.