These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Miscellaneous Thoughts and Stuff

I'm doing a little better about the situation with China. Just very sad. There are some parts of life that just stink, and this is one. I'm worries about how Ali will do without her. With his dementia, any changes are not easy for him, and losing his little buddy is likely to be very hard for him. I hope not. It would actually be easier if he went first, but it doesn't look like that is the way it will be. I just know he will be completely lost without her. :'( Like I said, some things in life just stink.

On a better note, Sunday I had a neat experience. Remember the striped cat that has occasionally visited my home? This one is yellow and grey striped, and I haven't been able to get close to him.

I walked out to put cat food in the dish, and the cat was on the bench when I keep the food dish, and I startled him. He went flying down the deck! I called out "kitty, kitty, kitty" to him, hoping to let him know I wasn't going to harm him. And to my amazement he stopped in his tracks, turned around and began meowing to me as he slowly wound his way toward me!

He eventually came back and ate the food that I put down, all the time with me cooing "kitty, kitty" to him. When he finished eating, he came over to me and allowed me to pet him for about five or more minutes, while also rubbing up against my legs! During this time I was able to determine that he is neutered or, more likely, he is a she!!

This is a picture of HER I took a year ago through the window.

She is a beautiful cat. Her face looks like a lioness, very exotic. While petting her I noted that she is thin, not starving thin, but thinner than I like. I'm going to be putting out a little more food to keep her going, hopefully to fatten her up a bit.

On the same note, I haven't seen the other cat, One-eyed Lucky Jack Wilson, in a couple weeks. I noticed that he didn't seem to come around on weekends, and I suspect he has a full-time family that is home on weekends, leaving him free to roam during the week while they work. I've been gone a lot myself recently during the day M-F, so I don't know if I'm just missing him, or if he may be gone for good. I'll keep you posted on what I find out. I've moved the feeding dish where I can watch it a little better, and hopefully, I will be able to see who is actually dining at Chez Lynilu. I'll let ya know!

Next Tuesday, I'm getting a treat! Gail is taking me to see this. We will have quite a drive, as Socorro is a little over an hour and a half away. The show begins at 7:30, and the drive home is likely to seem verrrrrryyyyyy loooooonnnnnngggg....... But I think it will be a fun experience. She wanted to see the show, and she's treating me because Monday is my birthday. Yay! Works for me!!


  1. Don't expect to feel "okay" about China for some time -- all grief takes it's time -- you've been down this road before and you know as blue as you want and you can share that...we all get it.

    On a brighter note, I think you and Gail going to see Sidhara for her birthday is just what the doctor ordered for you!!!

  2. Sherry, thanks, and yes, I do know that. Wouldn't it be nice if knowing, understanding made things better? sigh.

    No, it's MY birthday!! Even more better!! Oh, shoot, I just realized that now I have to come up with something cool for her BD in June. What'm I gonna do???? Ratzerfrassers!


  3. I am so sad, I loved meeting China and am so blessed that I got to. What a sweet girl.

  4. This will tell you how fried my brain is these days...I could swear that I read you two were doing this for Gail's birthday!!!! I'm going to have to go back to doing crossword puzzles to sharpen my brain!!

  5. Patti, I'm glad she met you, too. Sometimes people don't pay her much attention because she doesn't have a "loud" personality, and they miss out of what a sweet, gentle disposition she has. Their loss. :')

    Sherry, giggle! As long as you don't fill in my name in all the 3-letter spaces!!!


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