Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Ears of Chani

Technically, I should be posting this on Friday to match Tama-Chan's lovely Friday Frootbat postings.  However, I'm posting early.  One day, I shall get it right.

I work from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so, that's why I tend to double post on these days.  I enjoy working from home because I get to be with these kittens and see their hi-jinks.  I have to say, that after Q crossed the Rainbow Bridge, working from home was horrible.  The apartment was so empty without him.  Yes, he was always asleep in my room under his blanket, but still, I wasn't completely alone.

I think this is one of the reasons why I moved so quickly to adopt 9 and Chani.  I needed to fill the apartment with life again.  Part of me felt guilty that I wanted to adopt kittens almost immediately after Q left me.  After I adopted the kittens, I felt guilty for missing Q so much.

I'm getting over my guilt.  I still miss Q, but I have a feeling that he understands and probably led me to 9 and Chani.

In the ensuing weeks since I adopted these two, I can only say that I'm incredibly blessed to have them in my life.  They are perfectly suited to me and I think I'm pretty darn well suited to them.

One of the last pictures of Q and me.


  1. I'm glad that you met Tama-Chan and Tom, they are wonderful friends! Q sounds very interesting, we would like to hear some of him if you feel like it one day. Adorable ears picture! Mom is impressed that you actually get to work when at home. ; )
    Purrs, Siena

  2. Marlene Q looked a lovely lovely cat. Sorry to hear he died.

    Love the new pair too and I'm sure he's looking down on the three of you and smiling and purring to himself as he hears about what they get up to!

  3. Beautiful Frootbat picture! By the way, the original "Frootbat" poster was Kaze (yes, as in "wind"), over at the Cats P. It's a great blog, so check them out if you get a chance at http://thecatsp.blogspot.com/

    I empathise with your statements about the emptiness after Q crossed to the Bridge. It was the same for me when Ikkyu went. I could hardly stand to be at home, and the day Sen-Chan came home, two months later, was when sunshine came back into the house.My sweet Sen-Chan only lived 18 months but it was a time of great love and magic. And now I have Tama-Chan, and Tommy, and little "Sir" lurking in the back room - a real family.

    Please don't feel guilty. It's natural that you miss Q and that you love and laugh with the kittens.

    The old Japan-hand (20 years!) now in France,

  4. Q would want you to love again!

    It is amazing how much life little furr-kids bring to a house!

  5. I'm speechless. I also know just how you feel.