Saying Goodbye

Early this morning, my dear sweet kitty Fifi lost her battle with lymphoma. She had been hospitalized overnight on December 23 to receive fluids, a blood transfusion, and her latest round of chemotherapy. But on Christmas Eve, she came home with us, feeling better than she had in a long time. We spent a wonderful…

Life On Hold

Sometimes, things happen in life that require you to press pause on everything else. And to realize what is really important and what is just noise. The day after Thanksgiving, my dear sweet kitty Fifi was diagnosed with cancer – large cell lymphoma to be exact. We were absolutely devastated! She means so much to…

Black Friday

Today is Black Friday. Millions of Americans will hit the shops this weekend to take advantage of holiday sales. Interestingly, there doesn’t seem to be a consensus about whether there will be a massive turnout of shoppers or if the biggest shopping day of the year has lost its luster. Either way, I will not…

On Vacation With My Cats

Being home on vacation has given me a chance to spend time with my dear kitties. However, I have discovered a few things: 1. In the morning, Simon lounges on the sofa, the whole sofa. He is so big that he can easily stretch out and take up the whole space. In the afternoon, he…

The Real Black Friday

In our home, we have a little tradition called “Fifi Friday”. What is this marvelous custom, you may ask? Well, we come home Friday afternoon and spend the evening relaxing with our kitties. That’s pretty much it. Usually, my little black kitty Fifi snuggles on my lap while I watch TV or knit or read.…