My beloved cat, Bunny, died yesterday morning. Bunny has been grieving the loss of Fluffy, my cat who died several weeks ago from cancer. Bunny never got over it. She stopped eating, for the most part — living on cat’s milk and chicken stock — but seemed to be improving over the past few days. The move on Saturday to the new house was stressful on all the cats (to put it mildly), but especially so on Bunny. She had a heart attack yesterday morning, around 10 o’clock.
I will miss her so very much.
Above, she is pictured with her brother, Buster, who left us 3 years ago. I know they are frolicking together again — with Fluffy, too! I am so lonely right now for all of them. I can’t believe the old gang is gone, now. Bunny was almost 15. They had all been with me since they were kittens.
As anyone who has ever had to pack up an entire house by themselves and get ready to MOVE knows: My life has been total chaos now for a couple of weeks.
Moving Day is officially this Saturday, 10/22, but on Friday, I move all the cats out to their new temporary home. (I’m renting a friend’s house for a couple of months until I can find a house I really want to buy and can afford.)
I’m not exactly moving to the middle of nowhere, but it is really far away from everything I normally do. It’s actually out in “Tea Cozy Murder Club” country– my fictional town called Parsons Ridge, which is liberally based on Granville, Ohio. I’m not going to be living in Granville, but in Heath, Ohio, which is about 3 minutes from Granville. Yes, my beloved 2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium Sedan is going to be doing a TON of driving for a few months. I’ve been getting some work done on it just to ensure it is actually able to withstand the constant trek from the hinterlands into the ‘burbs.
After 10 years of struggling, financially, with this (albeit, wonderful) house, I’m emotionally ready for the move, and I have psyched myself up for the necessity of having to move again in a couple of months, but I just want to make sure that this time, I will be buying a house I can actually afford all on my own.
So, even though I will be in a nice 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch house with a full finished basement come Saturday, I won’t be unpacking anything that I don’t absolutely need. I want to be ready for my dream home the minute it comes on the market!!
Okay. I gotta scoot because I have to start packing up my entire basement today. Just wanted to drop in and say hi! By the way, here’s my living room (click it to enlarge it):
All righty! Thanks for visiting, gang! see ya! (OH! I almost forgot! The production company out in L.A. is doing a table read of my script, Tea Cozy Murder Club: A Murder at Parsons Ridge in a couple of weeks. With actual actors! Yay! And they also asked to see my TV Pilot proposal for Cleveland’s Burning… Things are getting exciting again, gang.) Okay, see ya!!