Tough Week

W14 12 KAMALA 7It’s been a tough week.

Our little  girl got sick, and while we now know it is from her new condition and the meds for hypothyroidism, it was a hard week, staying up all night with her, worried, et all.
I practice gratitude — looking for it, contemplating the things I am grateful for —
and this week has had many hits as well as Helpful People.
(The latter need to be read as if in a Pooh Book.)

When I tell people this week was my anniversary — of meeting /first date / marrying my Mitchell — they think it was about having our anniversary ruined.
It was about sheer exhaustion, trying to go to work and worry.
They are our kids, these cats!

W16 5 19 PENTALIC ECHINACEA 01Pentalic Aqua Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen,
Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document black and Diamine Ancient Copper Ink,
and Greenleaf & Blueberry, Sennelier, Holbein, QoR and Daniel Smith watercolors.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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13 Responses to Tough Week

  1. bikerchick57 says:

    Katie, I totally understand about the cats being your kids. They really are and as cat parents, we worry about them and love them the same as if they had pink skin and could talk the English language. I hope your little baby is doing better today and is beginning to recover. I’ll think healing thoughts for her.

    Congrats on your anniversary with Mitchell. I can see your gratitude and love for Mitchell and fur babies in both of your water colors (Love!).


    • It would have been a bit easier if she had been able to talk to us. Who knows how long she was not feeling well. Routine visit detected the hypothyroidism.

      It is good fortune and hard work that makes a good relationship — both working at it when need be, and kindness. In so many ways, I am a lucky woman…

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    We feel the same way about our animals. Many lost nights of sleep providing care to a for-legged family member (mostly my wife staying up). I hope things are improving.


    • I am the one who usually stays up simply because I am an insomniac anyway, and can wake him if need be. He a=raised kids by himself (his wife died) and so, he is good at being alert at night, but there is no sense in us both awake. Also, whomever has the most money-making schedule takes the hit. I hope things are getting better for her. She can’t take the normal meds, so we are not removing iodine from her diet, a longer process. We will see.

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  3. anne54 says:

    Finding gratitude in a tough week can be difficult, but they’re the times when you really need to look! Glad your little one is doing better.


  4. Fran says:

    Poor kitty. I know how you feel, so helpless when you want to help them so much. The drawing is fabulous, very Picasso.


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  6. I’m sorry this week has been so hard for you. Nothing like feeling out of control, healthwise. Hope your kitty is on the mend.


    • Well, she may not be on the mend in a permanent way but we have come to some decisions.
      We pulled her off all the meds/wierd food, and gave her her life back.
      She is happier, and plays again and is bossing us around like so many female tuxedos love to do.
      She is and will have a hypothyroid condition — and we can mitigate some by cooking some of her meals for her — but as she rejected VIOLENTLY any medical intervention we are coming to terms with the fact that our 18+ gurl may die suddenly of heart failure. We have to decide now whether to put her through having her teeth cleaned and/or a tooth removed — both for her own life in terms of surgery and for spending the money on an procedure that might kill her. I know my own 94 year-old mom is not able to do a surgery now that she might have withstood at 85. So for now, she is happy again…. And we may let it be that.

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