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Tuesday, May 27, 2014


I have this blog for myself, and I have a separate blog for my cats.  I try to keep this one for my own thoughts and I try to leave the cats to theirs (with some usually unseen help on my part).  But sometimes, both blogs intersect.

Yesterday was a case in point.  I read about 80 cat blogs every few days (for my own pleasure and to help my cats keep in touch with their friends).  You never know what you are going to find when you visit one.  One cat will have just caught its first mouse, another may report the death of a beloved old cat, another may have had a trip to the vet. 

Sometimes I read a serious story about a cat that brings me to tears.   I have read many of them over the years.  Sometimes about lost cats, sometimes about cats killed in sad ways, sometimes about rescued cats.  Isn't it odd how both happy and sad stories can bring tears to us?

Today I'm writing about an old neglected cat who found a friendly home to pass her last days.  I won't repeat the whole story here; it is written so much better at Max, The Psychokitty.

There aren't many sad endings that also feel happy when you stop crying.  If you haven't read that post, go there now!  Go there NOW!


Katie Isabella said...

I love this blog word for word and yes, I have the same reaction. I have been in tears so many many times, Tears that wet the front of my top, literally, as there were so many.

You're right too in that sometimes blogs intersect For me and Katie as well. I will try to bring myself to read the sad but happy ending bloggie. I have such a very hard time when kitties are having a hard time.

Fuzzy Tales said...

That was a tear-jerker. I do most of my blogging, such as it is, on breaks at work, so I usually end up bawling in my cubicle.

I have my own personal blog as well, not nearly as interesting at the cats of course, and like you, I usually keep the two separate. Certainly not always...everything intersects, as you put it. Everything is connected.

And yes, deep emotion, be it sadness or joy, definitely brings us to tears.


Megan said...

I'm feeling a bit fragile today Mark - so I'm choosing not to go over to the Psychokitty's blog. Perhaps another time.

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