Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

This is Wednesday leaning out of her cat tree. She may look like just your average gray tabby cat, but she has many skills. Most of these skills, she uses for The Good. Okay, 'most' might be a slight exaggeration. Wednesday is a good little kitty, though, at heart. She loves her family, loves her sisters, loves annoying those sisters and she also loves to grant wishes. Every Wednesday morning, I will rub the side of the cat house and summon our magic cat!

My Wednesday Wishes for the week:

1) Vintage Pit Bull Pictures and Signs - I'm getting ready to redo our den and I've decided that I want the walls to be decorated in full old pictures and signs from when our dog breed was beloved by America. I've been perusing eBay and getting outbid so I'm going to have to step up my game. When my grandpa passed, there were boxes and boxes of pictures to go through. I had set aside the pictures of him as a young boy on the farm with his American Pit Bull Terriers. I have misplaced it and am trying not to be devastated. That envelope is somewhere. It will turn up (do we want to take bets on it turning up after I've complete the decoration??). Not to panic (much). For now, it's bidding on eBay.

2) Christmas Decorations - Yes, it's almost that time. Since we'll be away for Thanksgiving, I want to get them up before we leave. The great thing about my Lily...well, there are so many great things about her - she's fabulous!...she doesn't mess with Christmas decorations! Now, Wednesday, on the other hand, will get into everything. I have to be careful what I put out because of the cat. But my dog who is tall enough to counter surf? She's a peach. She won't touch anything. I'll be wrapping my picture frames and making the place sparkle and shine this weekend!

3) Healing - I have two friends that are hurting over the loss of their pets this past week. I know that famous people usually die in threes, but this week I had three people I know lose pets (my brother as well as my two friends). Not something I ever want repeated. I wish healing for them. I wish that the good memories will help ease the tears. Anyone who has lost a pet knows how devastating it can be. Even when you think you are prepared, you're not. Each one takes a different piece with you. And let's add Understanding for my nephew who isn't grasping the loss of his dog yet. They tried to take him to the shelter to look for a new addition but Corkey didn't like other dogs and he broke down in the parking lot so, so worried that Corkey would be mad if she came back to another dog at their house. Too soon, too soon. He's been talking about her every day so she's on his mind a lot. His little heart is hurting and not really grasping. So healing for my friends, my brother and my precious nephew as well as understanding for him. That's it okay to let go, okay to love another dog. In time. It doesn't have to be granted this week, this month or even this year.

What about you - what are your wishes for our magical cat?


  1. So sorry to hear about your brother, nephew, and two friends; I hope they heal, too.

    My wishes are way less selfless: I wish for this stupid eBay seller to give me a refund when I return his fake goods (doubtful), I wish for a decent night's sleep, and I wish the rest of the year would have more happiness in it and less anger and impatience. Right now, I will settle for the temporary balm of getting stuff cleaned up and having a decent breakfast.

  2. Yay for Christmas decorations! I want to put mine up soon. Like today. :) I hope your nephew and your friends heal--what a horrible thing to go through.

  3. Thanks Jennie. It's been really hard this time - Benny isn't the first pet I've lost, but he's by far the youngest, and he got sick while I was away, so the guilt is about killing me. This morning I went downstairs to feed them and saw only 3 little bowls instead of 4. Totally broke down.

    My Wednesday wish is for forgiveness, for not being there when he got sick. He was the sweetest boy, my angel.

  4. I'm sorry about your friends.
    Can't put up decorations until December. Just can't.
    And I'm not betting against you finding that photo after you've finished decorating. You will find it though!

  5. oh, it's so sad to lose a pet. I hate that about your friends. :o\ But your pitt bull decorations sound very cool! Good luck with that! And I'm wishing on Wednesday even though it's Thursday~ :o) <3

  6. Just saw this blog post, made me think of your wish for healing for your friends and family.