It’s been a rather daunting two weeks, I must admit — one because I’m out of town and two because we had lost one of our cats, Midnight, last time I blogged.
As I sit here writing this (on Sunday), I plan to leave to come home tomorrow. I made a detour on my way home — to stop at my daughter’s and visit with my daughter, my granddaughter and step-granddaughter and my son-in-law. When I left Florida, we still had not found Midnight. No sign of him.
My husband meanwhile was traversing about a 6 mile radius of our home, posting signs, talking to people, calling. But no sign of Midnight. I had friends come to the house special while I was gone and call for him.
Now, in my last post, I had mentioned how Midnight came to us as I was touring with the book, NIGHT THUNDER’S BRIDE. Midnight was found by my brother-in-law around midnight and it seemed fitting to name him Midnight Thunder or Midnight. He’s been a wonderful cat — he’d had a tough life prior to coming to us and we found that he had two bullets in him. One of those bullets the vet was able to remove, the other was too hard to get out and so to this day that bullet still resides inside Midnight. But Midnight has been a wonderful friend. And he went missing about 1 day before my last post.
To the right is a picture of Midnight as we found him as a kitten. Anyway, when I’m away from home, my husband and I talk every day and every night — and it was almost becoming painful to keep asking day after day if there had been any word on Midnight.
Then two days ago (Friday) my husband had the bright idea of calling the shelters in the area again, just on the off chance. So he called the shelter closest to us. They did have a black cat and it sounded similar to Midnight and so early on Friday morning my husband went off to the shelter — leaving me on pins and needles here on the East coast. It was Midnight. It was. It was. It was. I think I must’ve laughed for a solid five minutes.
So, we have our cat back unharmed and of course the first thing he wanted to do as soon as we got him home was that he wanted to go outside. Not for a while, we said. Not until we can make it so that he roams in our yard only (which is fairly good sized). So I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who said a prayer for Midnight’s safe return. Thank you! Thank you! Prayer is so powerful!
The thing is, we had just lost two other of our cats — Puffin — a beautiful white/gold eyed kitty and Squeeky, another black cat. But Puffin was 20 years old or older when she passed away and Squeeky was 17 — so theyboth had lived good, happy, and long lives. And we had already recognized that we would be soon losing them. But losing them and then having Midnight go missing was a bit much. At the shelter, however, my husband saw another cat that was adorable — and so of course we have a new family member, yet to be named. Picture is here to the right and below.
I don’t know but it looks like this little guy might have some siaese in him. So it has turned out well, even though the last two weeks have been a bit gruesome and intense. On a good note, however, most of the neighborhood (we are new to this neighborhood) now know my husband and that we love our pets. 🙂
Again, I wish to thank you all for your prayers. It has turned out well.
I will be on my way home on Tuesday and completely away from a computer and so will not be able to check on your posts. But I would so love if you all could leave a post.
And so I will close this blog today with the cover of NIGHT THUNDER’S BRIDE and two of my newest books to be soon released (which are on sale for a song right now).
Don’t you just love these covers? Again, WAR CLOUD’S PASSION and LONE ARROW’S PRIDE are on sale for a song. Here’s the link. http://store.samhainpublishing.com/karen-kay-pa-1676.html
So do come in and leave a comment. As soon as I’m home, I’ll be answering them. 🙂