Willow

I haven’t done a post in over a week in a half….I have been spending every moment with my cat Willow, I lost my precious baby girl yesterday to cancer and am beyond heartbroken. Her cancer was a result of vaccine-related fibrosarcoma. She was given 3 months to a year and she only made it for the 3 months. She is the second cat we lost to this, so please if you rescue a cat or kitten be very aware of this issue.

Fibrosarcomas and spindle cell tumors are the malignant counterpart of fibromas. Fibrosarcomas are the third most common skin tumor in cats. There is no sex or breed predisposition, but aged cats appear to be predisposed. Fibrosarcomas in cats can be caused by a virus, be associated with vaccination injection sites.

There is a beautiful song that brings comfort to me…..Anytime by Jane Siberry

Willow will be tremendously missed, but will always be in my heart. I love & miss you baby girl.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…. 

Author unknown…

A New Award

My amazing friend Mandi at Boredom Busting Mommy has passed on a new award to me! Thanks so much Mandi!!! If you have not been to her site & even if, you have head over there and check her out.

Now here’s the fun part!  I get to pass this absolutely wonderful award on to 10 super awesome bloggers! If you’re listed below, grab the award photo and post it on your blog and then pass it along to 10 bloggers who light up the internet for you.
Congratulations to the following blogs!

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny
Melissa @ Mel Dreams Often
Bo @ Bo’s Bowl
Jill @ Creating My Way to Success
Tricia @ NOLA Mommy
Casey @ Locomotion of Expressions
Jessica @ Apples and Butter
Hannah @ Fleur-De-Licious
Heather @ girlichef
Drick @ Drick’s Rambling Cafe

And thanks again to Mandi at Boredom Busting Mommy!

New Award, Second Giveaway Win, & Tuesday Hop

New Award

How exciting my I have been awarded with The Versatile Blogger award by TWO of my new friends, Alicia at Just Dorothy & Kortney at Kortney’s Krazy Life If you have not already head over to their blogs and check them out.

Thank you both so much!!!

By receiving this award, I must pass it onto 15 newly discovered bloggers.

Inessa at diaper style memoirs

Irene at Happy Turtle

Brittany at The Best Place to Be a Mom

Amanda Kay at Organic Homemaking

ExJW at Healthy Dessert Recipes

Tina at Family Literacy and You

Liz at Frugal Family Tree

Peg at What’s new Peg

Tiff at & Baby Blackwell makes three

Sweet Vintage Lady & Baby J at Sweet Vintage Lady

Madison at Madison Avenue

Dolly at Xmas Dolly

Elizabeth at Daily Journey

Dawn at Lighten Up!

Sara at Sweet Little Gals


My second Giveaway Win!!!

Huge thanks to Sara at Sweet Little Gals for her amazing vintage photo giveaway. I am so excited that I won and cannot wait to receive the photo.

Please visit her blog there is always something amazing going on. Thanks again Sara!


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