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gathering place for bloggers.
It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
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Happy Sunday Everyone!!!
I caught a little flak last week for my Sunday post so I just want to clear up something. Those of you the follow my blog already know this story, but for the few people, (I only left one comment up because the others were just too nasty.) who felt you had the right to judge me this is for you!
I in no way threw my cats away. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I made sure they were all safe and in good hands. They are all happy and well cared for. Sherlock is doing much better in my sister’s quieter house with his pal Oscar. She is taking wonderful care of them both and loves them as much as I do. Morrie is being spoiled rotten in his new home and is getting fat and sassy. Jack is bringing love to someone that really needed a companion. Watson has a girlfriend at his new house. Wiley is back with my son and his daughter in their new place and as you can see in the pictures below my granddaughter and Wiley are buddies.
Our family started with just Felix. I had been allergic to cats my whole life but he never made me sneeze or my eyes water. So we were his people for years. Oscar joined the family later and he and Felix were quite the odd couple. When Felix died my daughter’s boyfriend knew I was heartbroken and when he found a stray kitten in the rain he brought it to me. That was my Wiley. Jack was my son’s girlfriend’s cat that came to live with us when she did. A few years later they moved to their own place and sadly took Oscar, Jack and Wiley with them. This was without my permission and caused a great deal of tension in our family. She had to have those cats. We waited months hoping she would allow at least Wiley to return home. Our house felt empty. I finally broke down and adopted a rescue cat, Sherlock. My youngest daughter brought home a stray a few months later, Watson, and my youngest son came home a couple of months later with Moriarty. The house was complete again. Then last year my oldest son and his wife separated and he moved back home and brought all 3 cats that they took with him. His ex who could not live without the cats a couple of years earlier now wanted nothing to do with them. We loved them so we made it work. Then we lost our house. We had less than 3 weeks to move out of a house my husband and friends built to accommodate my disabilities 10 years prior. We had just 3 weeks to find a house that was accessible for me and had enough room for all of us. In 3 weeks we had to find a house to rent, landlords that would choose us over many applicants, and leave a house we loved all because of a predatory loan that tripled our house payment and was still rising.
We found just one house 50 miles away from where we were living and sadly the landlord said no cats. We were down to just 4 days before we had to be out of our home. Is this house perfect? NO! Do I miss my cats? You bet I do. But I know they are all happy and well cared for and they are where they need to be. In a perfect world we wouldn’t have lost our house. My husband worked so hard to try and save it and truthfully he is still fighting because they were so many things handled improperly in the whole process. But hard decisions had to be made and hard compromises made. If at anytime I thought my cats were being mistreated or unhappy I would not have left them in their new homes.
O.K. that’s the end of my rant.
Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – October 2013
PLUS Killer Image Virtual Book Tour – Review – Giveaway
Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Author Kylie Logan (Giveaway too!)
Thursday – Review: Uncharted by Tracey Garvis Graves
Friday – Big Numbers Virtual Book Tour – Review & Giveaway
Saturday – Spotlight & Giveaway – Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart
Just a Quick Recap of September
Read 16 Books – 4676 Pages – 4485 KB
I matched up my personal reading log with my GoodReads log and realized I missed 2 books over the past couple of months so these totals reflex that correction.
Year to Date Totals: 150 Books!!! 43507 Pages – 19143 KB
I also completed the E-Book Challenge hosted by Workaday Reads.
Your can visit my Challenge Page here to see how I am doing at my other challenges.