Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas to All

The year is coming to a close and I probably won’t be writing any more in my blog until the next one opens, so I will take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Christmas.

This has been an eventful year, cat-wise. First and foremost, Tucker had a major problem with his urinary tract. If anyone who doesn’t know of it wishes to read of it, please consult my previous articles; I won’t go over it again here. Suffice it to say that I am thankful that the roly poly one survived and, indeed, is thriving.

Josie and Renn continue largely unchanged - and I’m grateful for that, too, because I like them the way they are. My orange one, Tungsten, top-cat of the household, is healthy and vigorous at twelve and a half years.

I have a new foster-cat, Rachael, who is making strides in trustfulness and friendship. Luther, my previous foster, who went to another home to give him more room, had a pleasant surprise: a new feline friend. He was introduced to a kitten, Fortune, also up for adoption through the Lethbridge PAW Society, and the two of them hit it off. They play together and relax together, without any hint of hostility. That makes me happy, because it increases Luther’s chance of integrating successfully with other cats, and of being adopted.

So 2012 is ending cheerfully at my house. But there have been losses among the rescue group with I volunteer. Several of the cats associated with those who work with the PAW Society died this year, leaving irreplaceable gaps in the lives of those who loved them. But that is why Christmas is always a good way to finish a year, with its hope of good will and promise of redemption and re-birth. Life continues, and demands attention in its selfish but wise way.

I hope this Yuletide finds everyone hale and content, and that the new year brings luck and happiness to all. Merry Christmas!


  1. Wishing you all a Joyous Solstice and Yule and Merry Christmas too.

    My wish for 2013? More laughter than tears and more joy than sorrow, Mercy for the suffering of All Beings, and good health for all.

    That's not too much to ask for, is it? :-)

  2. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May you find whatever you wish for under your tree!!

  3. Nothing is as cozy as a kitty by a fireplace. And at Christmas, even better! So glad your roly poly is doing so well!

  4. we are glad everyone is doing well....the losses are always hard but I think they help us be more greatful for the good things....

  5. Merry Christmas. I just love reading your blog.

  6. Merry Christmas from our household to yours!

    Sasha, Sami, Saku & Mom Eileen

  7. WE sure wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. We are so hoping for a very Happy New year for everyone. Hope Rachael finds a nice new home. She sure is a pretty kitty.

  8. Merry Christmas and thank you for the well wishes. I am feeling a bit better now, thank you so much for the well wishes. I can finally open my eye, but I am just going to take it easy and have a quiet couple of days.

    Poppy Q