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9/19/12 4:01 A

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MEWHENRYSMAMA, so many people have told me to write about that fateful sea passage! Problem is, I'm an artist not a writer! The memories of it all are still fresh in my mind (in fact the bad ones resulted in my having PTSD for abut 6 months after we were rescued) but the idea of writing them down in a way that would hold anyone's interest for the length of even a short book seems too difficult for me! Maybe I will, one day. Just need to get the confidence! My progress on Spark People is helping, I have to admit emoticon

If you want to be happy, be. -Leo tolstoy.

If possible, act with kindness. It is always possible. -Dali lama.


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9/18/12 7:55 P

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What a beautiful story! I agree there is a children's book there called "Fairy Fey and the High Seas"! Go for it! Animals loyalty is amazing!

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9/18/12 6:54 A

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She sounds like a very nice cat. Welcome to the team!

Karen

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9/17/12 5:49 P

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Thank you for sharing your lovely story! Glad to have you aboard this team!

sarah
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" -Plato

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CLEARSTREAM's Photo CLEARSTREAM Posts: 239
9/17/12 12:36 P

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What lovely names, IzzyBeBop! And thank you for your compliment on my cat's photo, I have just relayed it to her and she is thrilled. Being a cat, of course, she takes compliments in her stride! And yes, they do own ones heart, don't they!

If you want to be happy, be. -Leo tolstoy.

If possible, act with kindness. It is always possible. -Dali lama.


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CLEARSTREAM's Photo CLEARSTREAM Posts: 239
9/17/12 12:29 P

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Kerry. I have our log book of the journey. :)

If you want to be happy, be. -Leo tolstoy.

If possible, act with kindness. It is always possible. -Dali lama.


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9/17/12 12:29 P

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What an amazing story, and an amazing cat! So happy she found her way into your home and heart.
My cats now, who own my heart, are Izzy and BeBop and, before they came I had Gidget for nine years.

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9/17/12 12:24 P

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What a fun story :) I can definitely see it as a children's book.

Kari

In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die, and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.--Eleanor Roosevelt


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9/17/12 12:17 P

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Wow what a story ! Have you kept a journal of your journey? emoticon emoticon

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CLEARSTREAM's Photo CLEARSTREAM Posts: 239
9/17/12 12:14 P

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....has a rather unusual history, which, being all cat lovers in here, I thought you might like to hear about :)
She was born, the runt of the litter, in Cape Town South Africa. I was phoned one day by a friend whose husband was about to DROWN this last of the litter poor little kitten, and she wanted to know whether I would take her. I raced to do so. Since then she has grown, from a tiny scrap of bones and grey fur into a shiny and handsome cat! Tortoiseshell. She lived with me and my hubbie aboard our yacht for three years in Cape Town, only fell off once, and swam for a mile before she was hiked out of the sea by a friendly sailor. She accompanied us on our boat for a passage from Cape Town to France up the Atlantic. She sat with me in the cockpit on my watches in ALL weather, even when the waves were tumbling into the cockpit and she got soaked; she would not leave me. 3/4 of the way up the Atlantic our boat sank in a bad storm. We were rescued by a British ship, all of us, and taken to England. There she was immediately whisked off to cat quaranteen for 6 long, long months. We had lost everything, but managed to find a tiny cottage in the countryside to live in. We visited her every weekend (it was a long journey by car) and waited for the 6 months to be over. It broke my heart each time I had to leave her. Then the great day came and we took her home with us. Now she is as happy as I have ever seen a cat! She plays like a kitten, and loves the English countryside. I will never forget her loyalty during the rough weather at sea. She is so special to me. Her name is Fairy Fey. I look forward to getting to know your cats emoticon

If you want to be happy, be. -Leo tolstoy.

If possible, act with kindness. It is always possible. -Dali lama.


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