Friday, October 16, 2009

Look Who's Back!

Our lovely Sammy returned this morning after being gone for over a week. I was at the gym swimming and Joe found him somewhere...............I passed by Joe on his way to work and he simply said"Remember what I told you last night?" Meaning, he said Sammy would be back today just in time for my parent's visit this weekend. There has been so much stress around here lately and my parents suddenly decided to make another visit this weekend. It is more of a "business trip" as they are giving us their old car. A gift we really need, but the timing was a bit off. Anyway, things are nearly back on track for this weekend. Had a scare with little Roy yesterday. There seemed to be some sort of "Black Hole for Black Cats" in our world the past week. Roy vanished on Wednesday and was gone for over 14 hours. When he finally came back very late Wednesday night I was overjoyed, but still so down about Sammy being gone. Then Roy went out Thursday morning and within a matter of moments I heard that dreaded 'thud' on the road. You pet owners know the noise I'm talking about; when a car speeds by and you hear that awful sound and you know what it means. I immediately ran outside calling for Roy. No sign of him in the road but I could hear him meowing frantically from the porch behind me. There he lay with his back legs in a very awkward position, panting and howling and covered with wet leaves and mud. I picked him up and brought him inside where he regained his footing (Thank God!) and now limps around a bit today. He must have bounced right off the speeding car and hurt his right back leg when he hit the ground. No blood, no wounds that I can see. He is able to go up and down the stairs, jump on to the bed and the couch and he just left me a nice healthy "gift" in the littler box! That is always a sure sign that a cat is doing better. Everybody settled down for a snack.....
Even Elliot got into the action from his usual vantage point, the kitchen counter.

I was just thinking this morning on my way home from swimming, how beautiful the Autumn leaves are and that I must really find some sort of joy in this season before it passes me by. Now I feel renewed and all other worries seem to fall properly into the correct perspective. How the things of the outside world overwhelm me and are really so meaningless compared to the things I love in my own little world.
On to some serious stitching this weekend. Maybe this tombstone will get finished.My parents like nothing better then to sit by the wood-stove; Mom and I stitching or knitting and Dad reading. The baseball National League Championships are on this weekend though so Dad might find that hard to resist.

I hope everyone has a peaceful and joyous weekend, as I plan to have!


  1. Welcome home Sammy! I'm go glad that he's back safe and sound.

    Have a wonderful weekend with your parents!

  2. I'm so glad that all your cats are back home, safe and goodness!
    Your tombstone looks great, and I'm sure sitting by the stove with your Mom is just the type of thing to get those last few bits done on it!

  3. Oooh, what a relief, Jennifer, I've been thinking about you and Sammy!! I'm so glad he's back and doing okay!!! Please tell Roy to stay off the road!!! That's just too scary!! Hugs!!

  4. SO very happy that your feline furbabies are all safely home!!!!

    I hope you'll enjoy a pleasant visit with your parents despite the slightly off timing.

    It's been INSANE around here lately, but a little something left the post office in your direction awhile ago, and hopefully will arrive next week.

  5. I'm so glad for Sammy AND Roy! What a scare. Enjoy this time of relief :)

    Have a lovely weekend!

  6. Fantasic news! I'm so happy that Sammy is back and hope that Roy's injury is just a little bump. Poor guy!! I've had my share of missing and hurt kitties, it's horribly stressful.

    Your tombstone is looking great and you're right near the finish line. Have a great weekend!

  7. Oh,joy!! He is back. That is good news. So glad that Roy is going to be OK too.

    Great job stitching.

    Have a fun weekend with your parents.

  8. So good to hear all the kitties are back home. Hope that Roy will recover soon.

    I know one lucky girl with a new computer:-))) Welcome back Jen!!!

    Enjoy this beautifull season(my favorite one) and wish you a wonderfull weekend with mom and dad.

    The tombstone looks great!
    Take care
    Love Nicole

  9. I am so glad to hear that all of your cats are home again safe and sound. In the picture with Elliot sitting on the kitchen counter is the water running in the background?