Saying Goodbye is Hard: Coping with Pet Loss

Misty Cockrell, June 22, 2013.

We had to say goodbye to our cat Misty this weekend. She would have been 23 years old in October. Her little body could not take any more of what life had to offer. We had taken her in for her annual checkup last Monday. Continue reading “Saying Goodbye is Hard: Coping with Pet Loss”


Hello World!

My first post on my own site! Did you feel the Earth tilt?

Misty says hello.
Misty says hello.

Above is our senior cat, Misty. She’s 22, although she is shown here a few years younger. Any pic of her now basically would be by the fireplace completely sacked out. At least here she has her eyes open. But you know, when you are older, and are a cat, napping is a life-affirming priority.

My husband and I have lived in Olympia, Wa. since November 2004. Before that we lived many years in Kansas City, Mo. So we know a little about contrasts. We moved from relentless heat and ice storms to rain and cooler summers.  No one in this house is complaining.

To be continued …