All busy and distracted

with Ratmas for now.  I’ll be back to regular stuff late in the week.  Merry Squidmas & Happy Monkey to All! :D

ArtemisCane

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9 thoughts on “All busy and distracted

  1. Thank you! A very merry and Happy Monkey to you and yours, Hekuni Cat! Gotta rush today, Zoe needs to get in to the vet. No time and to much to do.

  2. I hope all goes well for Zoe at the vet. I’ll be thinking about you both.

  3. I’m afraid it didn’t – we found Zoe, dead. So she didn’t make it to the vet. I’m not prepared to talk about this yet, so I’m taking the night off from the ‘net. I emailed ImaginesABeach and her daughter this morning.

  4. Caine, don’t worry about it. You and your family have been in my thoughts a lot the past few days. *hugs and much love*

  5. Well, it was no excuse to treat a good friend badly, so I’m sorry. I’m doing better, just still feeling remarkably fragile over Zoe. I have tons of photos and such, but I just haven’t been able to do it yet. ImaginesABeach and her daughter (Zoe’s virtual people) sent a box of xmas cookies, which we picked up the day after she died and had me breaking down again, then a sympathy card from our vet clinic came today, and…it’s been too much. I’ll get over it, this one is just particularly tough.

    Thank you so much. ♥

  6. I’m so sorry that you have been in such pain. I would carry that burden for you if I could. As it is, I cried when saw your email about the post, and haven’t been far from tears on a number of occasions since then. On the other hand, I know without question that Zoe had the best life a rat could live with you and Rick and all her siblings, cousins, and contributing parental units.

    I remember only too well receiving a vet sympathy card for my cat Max several days after his death. It tore open the wounds in my heart and mind and made them fresh again. I know it wasn’t the intent, but the effects were the same. Unlike some people, losing a pet for people like us is no trivial matter; we are saying goodbye to a beloved family member.

    Off the top of my head, I couldn’t positively remember who was Zoe’s virtual family, but I had a strong suspicion Zoe was connected to either ImaginesABeach or JAL. :(

    This is a long way of saying please make sure you take all the time you need to come to terms with things. Zoe will always be missed by those of us who were honored to know her, whether in person or virtually through your wonderful stories and photos.

    *more hugs and much love and liberal amounts of chocolate*

  7. Thank you so much. Yes, getting those cards…they make things difficult. The thought is appreciated, but they have a bad way of making the hurt show up in force again. I’ve started posting to Rattitude again. It’s going to be tough for a while, but none of the rats will live a terribly long time, so I’m reminded to take joy in them while they are here.

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