I was so happy to be back to blogging and sewing with hope to bring in the new year, in a new mode. It was good to be back and so warmly welcomed. Thank you all so much.
And then…silence at The Stitchery. I fell under the weather with whatever is going around this year. All I have accomplished since my last post is to hack, cough, and beg for sleep. Yes, I know you’ve heard this from many other people. We’ll get through this. Soon, I hope. Sleeping in the sun looks so good right now.
Simultaneously with my weakness, our kitty finally succumbed to kidney failure, a condition she has had since we met her in 1997. Dec 29, Martini left us after 15+ years when I made the decision to have her put to sleep. I feel like she was ready and wanted to go.
Here she is in sunnier days. She loved her garden!
We think she was close to 17 years old. She came to us as a 1.5 yr old dumpster rescue cat who had a family at one point in her life but something terrible had happened and it was almost 7 years before she would sit on our laps and be brushed. It took that long for us to earn the right to have a little bit of acceptable contact. She was one independent cat.
The front garden was her domain where she hid among the flowers
and walk next to the house behind the plants, earning her nickname, “Slinks”
She preferred to live outside in the summer and enjoyed having a front porch and warm house in the winter.
She will no longer be sitting on her stool over the heating register, looking out through her cat door.
RIP sweet Martini!