Monday, August 14, 2006


Originally uploaded by Mama Chiquita.
is Lily J. She was adopted by my son and me on Saturday. We both love cats and she was rescued about two weeks ago by a nice lady who has 8 cats of her own. We have always had cats in our family.....except for the past four years. Our cats were 15 & 16 when they passed away. I have been thinking about adopting for this past year. And when this opportunity presented itself, my son and I talked about it and decided we'd do it. So, Saturday was the big day. Off he went to pick up all of the things we would need to take care of and house a new kitten. He came back with $116.00 worth of "stuff". I brought her home and opened the little door on the carrier and she just wanted to stay inside. That went on for most of the day. She wouldn't eat or drink and was very skiddish of us. My son was able to reach under the couch and she would come and lay on his hand. But you can't stay on the floor forever! Sunday, a little better. Last night she slept on him until about 4 a.m. this morning. He said she was playing with some of her toys and did eat a bit and drink too. She even used her kitty litter. Hooray!!!!! She knows where to go!

Today when I came home from work, she came out from her hiding place within 10 minutes and after about 20 minutes she was becoming more friendly. She followed me all around even up to the loft where I managed to snap a couple of shots of her. When I went down, I brought her with me and she layed on my chest and around my neck for an hour or more. So....I would have to say at this point in time, I do believe that she likes her new family and her new home. She is eating and drinking more frequently now. Tomorrow evening I have made an appointment for a mobile pet doctor to come to my condo and she will get a check-up and her first shots.

Looking forward to having great fun with Lily Puss. What do you think? Isn't she a calico cutie?

Sunday, August 13, 2006


Bob & Brenda - 1976
Originally uploaded by Mama Chiquita.
This past Monday would have been our 30th. wedding anniversary. He was my soulmate and the love of my life. He was everything I wanted in a husband and just the greatest father to our children. He was kind and loving and never knew a stranger. Anyone who met him considered him a friend. He was loyal to the people he loved.

He came into my life when I needed a stable & honest relationship. He provided me with all of that. He had children of his own and so did I. We blended our families and worked through some difficult times. We never gave up on our love and each other. We wanted it to work and it did.

He's been gone for three years. I miss him terribly and know that one day we will be together again. His memory lives on in my heart and just thinking about him will make me smile or even cry. His sense of humor was unbelieveable. I could look at him and know what he was thinking or about to say. He kept our marriage alive and fun. He would whisper intimate things in my ear that would make me laugh as he followed me around the longerie department of a store. I miss all of that. I miss him holding me and the closeness we shared. I miss the intimacy. I will love him forever.

If you have a man like him, hold on to him with all your heart. You are blessed to have this person in your life.