November 28th 2014 10:22 am
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Hey friends. Raven here.
I want to thank those of you who have remembered Spooky by sending the special gifts for Thanksgiving. It is a nice gesture and I really do appreciate it, but it's a little hard on me, because all I can think when I get the notifications in my email that "Spooky's received a special gift" is "But HE's DEAD!"
It's still so very raw for me, and I hope you understand. Also I found out last week that the pharmacy messed up and I've been on half rations of the medicine I take for depression ever since the day after Spooky left us, so that hasn't made it any easier. In fact it kind of explains some of the horrible thoughts and terrible bleak sadness that I've been going through, in spite of the cute, funny and endearing things Pumpkin and Murphy keep doing to cheer me up.
The medicine is back on it's regular strength and schedule and has been for a couple of days, and I believe it is getting a bit better. It should keep getting better until the meds reach my former levels. But please, my friends, understand that the messages I get about Spooky having received a gift, at this point at least, just make me cry, knowing that he is forever gone from me.
Things will get better, and please forgive my Bi Polarity, which actually is one of my issues. I can be OK one minute and sink into the darkest of mindsets quick as a wink, and although I know that will be getting better, I am struggling with that right now. I love all my wonderful Catster friends, many of whom I now know are on FB as well, and I never knew (or remembered) it.
If you are on my FB too, please let me know there to remind me who you are so I can make notes and not forget again. My memory sux! So many of you have been so super supportive And yes, it DOES make a vast difference to me. It helps. :)
SO to wrap up this rambling diary entry, thank you for the gifts, sincerely, but they are not needed, and the notifications I receive have been a bit hard on my sadness level. I hope you understand. By the way, I do want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, and whatever upcoming holiday you celebrate. I hope to be back, in better humor soon. Till then take care and be happy.
November 13th 2014 2:02 pm
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First, We both want to say thanks for the nice notes and many kindnesses you've all shown our new mom. She is trying really hard to get over losing Spooky, and we wish we'd known him, too. Sounds like a heck of a guy. We know mom was sad, but we're cheerin her up real good!
She's been taking pix and movies of us all day, and I found her treat stash, so I'm the winner! I had to share wit my brofur, Pumpkin though. I think I'm gonna let her make me some wet food now. It's MUCH better than in the shelter! Mom told us all about you Catster friends and Spooky's other friends too! Everyone has left notes to welcome us to our new forever home and it makes us happy to hear that because we plan on staying a long time. We love our new mom and dad and this place is full of cat toys and stuff, which we play with to honor Spooky, because we think he would have liked us and would have played with us if he could have.
Mom says she will probably put up a page for us together really soon, or maybe even one for each of us, we'll see. We just can't wait to meet you all! Hey! Is that another squirrel in the window? They're everywhere in this yard! Gotta Go! Later friends!
Punkin here. . . . Murphy has left the desk. Oh, and just to set the record straight, I'm the actual treat winner, because Murphy went to the trouble of finding the treats, but mom made him share with me! He he he!! Oh, and mom put a picture of us on this page, just look at the pix and we're near the top. By for now - Punkin
Raven here: You can all see what I'm challenged with, right? Still in recovery over Spoo, but these guys are keeping me busy, for sure! Thanks to all you wonderful buddies for helping me keep on coping, day by day. I will update and help Pumpkin and Murphy start and pilot their own pages soon, so you will know what the kids are up to. Till then, love and hugs and catnip kisses from Raven's Ohana
November 7th 2014 10:04 am
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I'm still hanging in here, just taking things very slowly, letting Pumpkin and Murphy learn their way around and have fun exploring. I must apologize though, I haven't been checking in on here much and therefore haven't seen your posts. I'm sorry. I will try to do that tomorrow at the latest. Once again, life has gotten weird. This time good though, as it seems we may be able to get into a larger, much nicer apartment than the one we're in now, with much more amenities. Had to do some legwork on that, but so far, it seems like a go. It is less than a mile from where we are now and if it does go through it would DOUBLE our living space! Crossing my paws for that to happen!
OK, just a minute more to give you a brief update on Pumpkin and Murphy:
They aren't saying a lot yet, but they are making themselves at home and are romping through the house a lot at night. Murphy thus far has said "Feed me now, ok, ok, ok, ok?" and "pet me, pet me, pet me, pet me!" Also he talked to Pumpkin for me, asking him to loosen up a bit, which he then did! Pumpkin pretty much just purrs a lot, in different tones of voice, but it could be that my Tabby is a little rusty. I DO know that he makes a habit of saying "NOW!" quite fiercely if I stop petting him too soon. Also, I'm fairly certain he speaks Klingon.
Well that's it for now, I will work on getting pages set up for Pumpkin and Murphy very soon. Right now, I'm starting packing non essentials in boxes, for transport to an inexpensive storage unit, in preparation for moving. Our place is so small there really isn't room to put all the boxes we're gonna need, plus, the new cats keep taking over every box in sight! What was that whole "occupy" thing again? Could be Murphy and Pumpkin intend to occupy every box in the world, starting here. :)
Thanks once again to all Spooky and my friends who are still sending goodies, and gifts and well wishes condolences, etc. You are all much more appreciated that you know! Love and hugs from Ravenbird