Archive for October, 2010

Happy Birthday, Blessing!

amywink October 6th, 2010

This past weekend, we celebrated Blessing’s third birthday. She’s growing into herself and is becoming quite the elegant young lady. img_7762.jpg

We celebrated with carrots, but like cookies, Blessing hasn’t yet learned that carrots are tasty! All the other horses were HAPPY to celebrate her birthday by eating her carrots!

I am terribly behind on writing here because I had a rather sad September. My cat of 12 years was diagnosed with cancer at the end of August and I had to let him go on the first of October. Fox was a fantastic cat. He’d arrived in my life at during a terrible time and had always been a cheerful presence. Out of the 2 litters of kittens (9) born on my porch in East Texas (and their mothers who I spayed), he alone could not find a home since he was a black cat. So he became my good luck black cat and I enjoyed him every day he was with me.

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I am very grateful the veterinarians and staff at the Emergency Animal Hospital, specifically Dr. Rae and Dr. Rhyne, and Dr. Balch and the staff of the Central Texas Specialty Vet Hospital , all of whom worked to make Fox as comfortable as possible during his last days.

Because of Fox, I took my grief to the Town Lake Animal Shelter and choose two of the almost 200 cats and kittens currently in need of homes.

I came home with Henry:

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And Phoebe:

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Both kittens are now helping me cope with loss as only lively kittens can.