Friday, December 11, 2009

New circles and friends



First, this is not Jinx. She is lost to us and the sore spot on my heart and the empty spot in our household will be fresh a long time.

The phone rang at nearly midnight. Colin said that a woman saw our poster about Jinx at the pizza place and was sure she had her locked up in her garage. A month later, and miles away? I was beyond exhausted and beyond hope. Still, I was up dressed and out the next morning in the cold rain.

    It was not Jinx, but a teenaged stray who looked so much like her I had to do a double take. She was so anxious to please a total stranger I could not call her anything but Sweetie. She had the misfortune of finding herself lost, possibly pregnant and in a household of dogs that held no future for her. Caring people who took the trouble to follow up on a lost cat poster - I thank them. I had to think about it all of four hours while I discussed it with Jim and found a low cost spay/neuter clinic. How did they know exactly how much my monthly bonus was, I wonder. We brought her home from the clinic last night.
  Here is  Sweetie enjoying her post surgery drugs.

16 comments:

Lainie said...

Deb, what a sweet unexpected development. I'm glad to hear it. More healing!

a.n.t. said...

oooooooooh, what a beautiful MITZVAH...
a.n.t.

Penny said...

And Sweetie has a new Mommy to love her to bits. She never had it so good!!

Rosemary@semo.net said...

You and Sweetie are fortunate. Enjoy your new baby. Life goes on. Happy holidays, Deb.

jude said...

a great story and a great cloth. they go together.

sandra wyman said...

What a lovely cat - she won't fill the gap left by Jinx, but she will find her own space in your heart!

Connie Rose said...

Sweetie is so beautiful, Deb. Thanks so much for adopting her, giving her the love she needs and wants. I hope she gives you years of love and pleasure.

arlee said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW she is ADORable! And in the perfect home,lucky girl! I see she has already claimed *any* textiles as her own :}

beadbabe49 said...

What a lovely thing to do...I'm glad for you and sweetie....

lisette said...

she's beautiful - she isn't and won't ever be jinx- but she is her own sweet self and you need each other. i'm so glad she came for christmas xxx

Anonymous said...

Sweetie is beautiful Deb! Thank you for taking her in and for taking care of her right away. How old is she? Six months perhaps--a talkative Gemini or a home-loving Cancer? She will help heal that hole in your heart--I wish the best for both of you. My Lolalee is a biter but she healed me and I wish the same for you. The memory remains but love can grow ever wider.

tiedyejudy said...

Good for you all! I know the pain of losing one, and the joy of finding one... it is as it is meant to be.

Martine said...

What would life be without these little friends?
XXXm

Natalya said...

sweetie is one lucky cat!

Leslie said...

Dear Deb,

Serendipity, thy name is Sweetie. I am so glad to know that it's going to be alright for both of you.

Many happy returns of the season to you and yours, love to you.

Stella Dora von Swineburg said...

Sweetie is one lucky girl and you are one special person. I have family and friends who have had lost ones find their way home after a couple of months....blessings.