Monday, December 28, 2009

Remembering last Christmas

Before you even look at the pictures below, I hope you will go here and here. That was what was happening with our Bubbie last year. As our Christmas came and went this year, I could not help but compare it to last Christmas. Last year I would be fine one minute, and the next my heart would just be breaking. All because of this fellow. And I had the music from above playing on my blog during that time...though I love it, it sure brings back bittersweet memories for me.
This is the way he sleeps most of the time. In fact his mom and brother also sleep like this, but not as much of the time as he does.
Before his accident, he never, ever sat with me or really wanted my attention unless it was to wake me up so I would let him outside. Now, he comes and sets with me sometimes when I am watching TV, or comes and curls up against me in the wee hours of the morn. I definitely feel like he knows we saved his life....and he is not even a jerk with his brother and sister. Before the accident, he drove them crazy with tackling them and wrestling with them. Now he seldom attempts anything.

And you can't even tell that anything was ever wrong with him. He is still curious, and loves to find an open cabinet door, or any door for that matter that isn't normally open. Roger does call him the Court Jester....
I have been trying to decide on a new sewing project and spending a lot of time trying to make a decision. When I could not make a decision, I finally went down and just started cutting squares. Big squares at that...when I think I have enough cut, I will start to sew them together. I am in the mood to sew!

And to read. Lately, I have acquired several books....most of them things you probably have never heard of. Right now, I am reading Outlasting the Trail: The Story of a Woman's Journey West. This is considered a work of fiction, but it is inspired and based on true events. I can tell it is one I am not going to want to put down.

Cold, winter weather is always a good time to read. I told Roger, if I didn't have such good new books awaiting me, I would be tempted to read Long Knife by James Alexander Thom. And I might just read it anyway.


Caron said...

He looks so sweet. We saved a kitty that reacted sort of the same way. He hadn't had an accident, but he seemed to understand he was safe and his personality changed. Have fun sewing and reading. I think that sounds wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I remember Bubbie being laid up w/ a broken leg like that & it IS heartbreaking, but I'm so glad he's better now!

I just finished reading an EXCELLENT book - Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles. It's set during The Civil War & my neck of the woods & based on true events, also. It was sooo good - I didn't want to see it come to an end.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Bubbie is one lucky kitty--and I"m sure he knows it. That is why he has changed and become more loving. Love the way he spread out like that when he sleeps.

Yes---times change and each Christmas is different from the last... This year you have that precious little gal all over the place!!!! Enjoy her because she will grow up VERY fast.


George said...

I'm glad Bubbie is completely over his problems (accident) from last year. He's another reason this Christmas was so much more enjoyable than last year. He certainly likes to sprawl out when sleeps!

Mary said...

Sounds like good endings for a good year. I'm glad Bubbie is fine now and wish you much happiness this next year.