Sunday, January 27, 2019
Cyndi, my beautiful calico matriarch, left us this morning. It was not unexpected, yet it was still a shock. She did know when I was near, and she loved to cuddle. .
It is a bitterly cold day. At least to me. Perhaps because on top of other health problems I have been going through these past months, I now have a respiratory illness and a fever. I am in layers with a winter coat and freezing. It's been quiet here today except for Percy occasionally crying.
Just 5 days ago, I learned Barkley had passed away. (Farewell Barkley) He would have been a Funny Farmer if we hadn't already had the city limit of dogs (3). Merci left us the end of June and Rusty in September. Percy is now the only original furry sibling and he will turn 15 in July.
Our numbers are dwindling. I knew the day would come when they would most likely start passing away closer together. It's one thing to think "someday", another to arrive there. But I wouldn't trade my time with any of them for anything. Each one has been special.
Mr. Doug dropped by to pick up something of his today and very kindly took Cyndi's body to bury next to Merci. As with Buddy, Cyndi was returned to where I first saw her. She was such a tiny kitten with a huge wad of long, fine fur, living in Mr. Doug's engine hiding from his self-appointed " hunting" dog that wanted to make her the next meal.
Sorry, but today there is no pretense of fun with this post. I am sick and sad and hurting.
I hope you all have a great week. I'm going to continue our break and have no idea when or even if we will return.
with Percy, Micah, Marcus & Taylor