Friday, June 28, 2019

Everything Changes

Change is the only constant...

A few weeks ago I was certain that BeeGee would be my last cat. This week, in mourning his loss, as I looked ahead to the future, what I saw was a bleak landscape without anybody to love and care for.

BeeGee chimed in and said, "For 20 to 25 years??? Seriously??? No way. You need another cat. I'm all for it. I want another kitty to be privileged enough to be your cat, Mum."

So I will adopt another cat, most likely in the fall.

I recall writing that I didn't want the stress and anxiety of having another animal. But when I thought about it more deeply, I realized that not having another cat, being totally alone in the world without someone to care for, would be even more stressful than having one.

Having something to look forward to now, has definitely raised my spirits and lifted me out of the morass of grief. New life; that's what it's all about.

14 comments:

tgarrett said...

I am glad you will be getting another cat my friend. Love you.

Gerrie said...

This makes me happy tonight. Maybe you should get two!!

Carol Cohn said...

Wonderful news! What a great tribute to BeeGee that you came to know how full and fulfilling your life can be with a companion animal. :)

Carol Cohn said...

Oh, and love the bright and cheerful collage today!

ginigin said...

Seeing your new kitty will make fall all the more cheerful. And I'm glad BeeGee has let you know he approves.

jacki long said...

You are in my thoughts a lot and I am so glad for you to have a new cat, when you are ready. Take good care of you.

Meg said...

Oh, that is very reassuring to hear、Connie.

Leslie said...

Excellent! Just what I was hoping for. And some otherwise at risk kitty will get a great home. Good for you.

john said...

I know this has been difficult and getting another cat is just the ticket. Guess what? You give life to a piece of art most days. That is a gift to all of us. Thank you. :-)

QG said...

Very glad to hear another �� is going to get a super good home!

QG said...

Those ??s were supposed to be cat emojis...

Sandra Rude said...

When the time is right, another cat will find you. Be sure of it!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Dear Connie... I just read about BeeGee, and I am so sorry to hear of his passing... I loved all your posts about him over the years, and know how much you must miss him. My Bubba gave me a scare last week and I thought I would be losing him, but he is rallying... for now. I too have thought when he and our other cat Shrekkie are gone that I would hang up my cat lady spurs, but I understand the need for companionship that comes with having a kitty to love and share life with. When the time is right, I hope you can find one who will love you as much as you will love him or her. Hugs and good wishes to you!

CroixSurfer said...

I just stumbled upon you this evening (7/8/19) One of your collage images caught my eye and I couldn't stop looking. So, being me, I wondered how you started and went back until I found your first collages. You mentioned using your collections instead of saving them for no one. That they would end up in the dumpster which rung a bell for me. Then I read about how you have been reducing the stuff in your life - I identified with that as well. And then I read how you've moved through so many art forms over the years - geez I felt like I found my spirit-animal LoL. I'm sorry you lost your pet BeeGee. Being a dog owner since 2nd grade (I'm now 56) I can't imagine life without a pet. I'm so glad you will be getting another pet (I hope SOON!) Much like art soothes my soul, so my dogs bring so much love, joy, and companionship. I love love love your art, thank you for taking the time to share it. <3