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Life's little mysteries


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

I loved having 2 cats. They were so cute together - cuddling up, grooming each other. But life is much easier with 1 cat & Gizmo actually seems much happier. Go figure.

It's been almost 5 months & I still miss Simba every day. I know as time goes on that will change - I rarely think of Cleo & Puss these days; Cleo has been gone 12 yrs, Puss 8. I had to delete all Simba's info as I was preparing the pet sitter's info & that hurt.

My point? I didn't really have one when I started; it's just on my mind. But unlike Martha Stewart, I do believe good comes from bad. Giz is happier. I have a little more free time - until the next animal becomes seriously ill, anyway; they're all seniors & in just a few yrs, God willing, Gizmo will be a geriatric cat (but hopefully a healthy geriatric cat).

I've often wondered why I've had to struggle so much with my weight for so much of my life. And now I'm thinking it was so I would educate myself on what a healthy diet truly is (but always changing) & become healthier.

What if I'd been thin but able to eat crap & stay thin? Chances are i'd be in much worse shape now - thin, but unhealthy.

One of life's little mysteries solved. Maybe!

What are your little mysteries? Another favorite of mine is why do dogs get wet dog smell but cats don't have a wet cat smell?
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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/2/2013 2:52PM

    Hinge blossomed when Mao disappeared. Go figure!
Of course she still has Sophie, who was raised by two cats and doesn't realize she's a standard poodle.

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BARBARASDIET 5/1/2013 1:45PM

    We once had two birds, and when one died, the vet told us that the other would go into mourning so we should get a friend for him. The complete opposite happened--that bird just stretched its little wings and was happy as a...bird!

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NATPLUMMER 5/1/2013 11:44AM

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DDOORN 5/1/2013 9:15AM

    True, your thought about life being simpler. As we inherited last summer a FIFTH and unplanned kitty from our son who turned out to be deathly allergic to him it is a little bit simpler having four, especially as the senior cat who passed required extra care & attention with his food. Thx again for your support, let's hold onto our fond memories of our kitties.

Don

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NELLJONES 5/1/2013 8:27AM

    I always keep 3 cats, but I get them as tiny kittens, 9 weeks tops. Since they grow up together, they grieve terribly when one of them dies. But I did have a cat once that would have preferred being Only Cat. In the wild, only lions live in groups.

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/1/2013 8:23AM

    Maybe because cats are always grooming themselves? I found an adorable cat on petfinders.com yesterday, and am
thinking about it. But I think my boys would
rebel since this has been their turf for 9
years. Their birthday was on Monday.

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KRICKET57 5/1/2013 7:59AM

    Whether it be dogs or cats, they add to our lives. They do the silly things that make us smile, even when we don't want to smile. They give us unconditional love and a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Enjoy your cat and have a great day!



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