Well my goodness…where was I now? It’s been awhile. First thing I need to do is to apologize to my sweet nephew Little D. Turns out that the little germ factory was NOT responsible for my state of ill health a few weeks back. I had something completely different going on. Something that landed me in the ER and ran up a nice bill with lots of tests. I am feeling much much better now though.
Little Miss Sassy Pants celebrated her 8th birthday last week and had a little party at the bowling alley. Not much in the way of pictures as it was very crowded.
Happy Birthday to you!!
Little D. subsequently had his first bowling experience….
A little help from Sissy!
Valentines Day came and went. The day is bittersweet for me, as I lost the greatest love of my life last year on Valentines Day.
My Sweet TuffyBear!
But I made up my mind not to let the day get me down. I put together some treats for the little sweeties in my life and was so happy that I did. They loved them and it made me feel so much better. Mr W loved the firefly flashing toothbrush the most (and his Mickey and Donald cup. Little D. loved that he got a special treat. When I took out his Mater cup with his treats in it, his face lit up with a big smile and he said…It Mine? So cute.
You can either left life hold you down or move you forward. The choice is yours. Sometimes all it takes is a tiny step to get it going to. A day I could have spent feeling sorry for myself and wallowing in pity and depression became a day of smiles I will never forget.
I have been blessed in my life to have loved and been loved by so many people. So it’s no small token when I say, that this little guy loved me more than anything in this world ever will. I don’t think it diminishes in anyway what my family and friends mean to me. You just have to have known TuffyBear, to have seen him and how he interacted with me to know how much that cat loved me. I loved him too, far more than I ever thought I would. It is no small thing to say, that he owned my heart. He still does. He has been gone for almost a year now and I miss him so much still. I lost him just a few months after losing my older cat. I had both of them since they were newborn kittens. They were my babies. Christmas was just such a wonderful time. Well…once Little J lost his zest for tackling the tree. Tuffy loved the tree. He loved when the lights were on. He would just lay under it for hours just gazing up at the lights. I always said that Tuffy under the Christmas tree was one of the best gifts I ever got. It was not a lie. Christmas without him this year was hard. I could not bring myself to put up the big tree. I could not bare it to walk out and see the tree without him lying under it. I don’t know if I ever will. This picture was taken December 25, 2010. Tuffy’s last Christmas. He had already started to be affected by whatever it was that took him. At this point he was completely paralyzed in one of his rear legs. Eventually he would lost function in his hind quarters entirely. It took a long time before I could sort through his pictures and not feel such immense sadness. But this picture does make me happy. It is my TuffyBear exactly how I will always remember him.
The greatest gift left under the tree.