Heartbreak and joy

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

Good morning everyone-It doesn't seem possible that 4 yrs have passed since I lost my kitty Lindsey. As any pet owner knows it is heartbreaking to lose a pet.

They are our furbabies and we love them and the pain and heartbreak we feel is real. Each one has its own special personality but they all touch our hearts and enrich our lives with unconditional love and companionship.

Lindsey was a faithful and loving kitty even though she had that tiger personality when she didn't like something. Most of the time she was loving.  The passage of time has made losing her a little less painful but I will forever miss her and love her. We had a good life together but she is free from the pain and frail body and is able to be forever outdoors in the sunshine enjoying life at the Rainbow Bridge.  She loved the outdoors so that brings me comfort knowing she is happy doing what brought her so much happiness thruout her life.

I was adamant about not getting another kitty but I think the universe knew that is what I needed to help heal the pain and bring joy, love and companionship back into my life. 

July of that same year I found Shadow at a Petsmart where they had a room with rescue kitties from the humane society. 

She looks a lot like Lindsey but their personalities are so different. No tiger in Shadow and she is extremely loving and a bit pesky when she wants to be but I am so blessed to have found her.

The silver lining to having to say goodbye to Lindsey is I found a sweet baby who needed me as much as I needed her.   She has grown and flourished so much in 4 yrs. There is however one thing that is vastly different between the two kitties. Lindsey loved the outdoors and Shadow is totally an inside kitty. Even when an opportunity presents itself for her to go outside she doesn't.

A couple days ago it was very windy outside and I had gone next doors to Mom's for a bit and came back to find the front door open. Apparently I didn't shut it tight. I didn't think she would go out but I checked to see if she was inside anyways and she was. In her safe zone. Under the bed. Lindsey would have been out that door in a flash and probably somewhere in one of the neighbors yards. I am glad she doesn't try to go out especially with me planning to full time in a motorhome in the future.

On a different note 4 yrs ago when Lindsey died Mom was in rehab for a UTI like she is now.  She was in for 3 months last time. Not sure how long she will be in this time. I found out Thursday when I went for a visit she got another UTI. She was very disoriented and saying some wild things. They were going to get a urine sample to confirm and without a doubt she is back on antibiotics.  Life is full of joy and heartbreak as well as unusual concidences.

Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (39)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Hard to believe it's been four years!  Weird coincidence about your mom. Sorry to hear she has another infection. 

Mar 08, 2016 09:47 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sharon Tara -Times marches on for sure. It is a weird coincidence for sure. Found out Monday she doesn't have another one. The only thing I can figure is she had vivid dreams or the meds are affecting her but that should happen all the time if it was that.

Mar 09, 2016 03:12 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I remember visiting my elderly aunt in the hospital and her telling us she was pregnant. She also said there were children hiding in her closet. She was telling some very weird stories until they got her meds right.

Mar 09, 2016 04:20 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sharon Tara -It is pretty scary and off the wall listening to her when she has these dreams. One time at the house she dreamed she was cooking turkeys and was looking under the bed with a flashlight for them. WILD!!!!

Mar 09, 2016 07:28 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Coincidences, motor homes, loves lost, UTIs, (those last two are never easy!!) just a day in the life, Sharon! 

Mar 10, 2016 03:55 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 -I agree 100% and so true just a day in the life.

Mar 10, 2016 04:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sharon --- I'm sorry to hear about your Mom.  As others have commented, the four-legged friends in so many people's lives are a constant reminder that there is a great deal of love around.  

Mar 11, 2016 08:24 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

@Michael-Thank you and our furbabies are our heart.

Mar 11, 2016 08:44 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I can't imagine not having Zeke around...he is always following me or under my desk while I work.  Praying you mom will be be coming home soon.

 

Mar 23, 2016 06:42 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® -It was hard to say goodbye to Lindsey. Thank you for the prayers,

Mar 23, 2016 07:10 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Sharon, Yes I remember you loosing Lindsay 4 years ago and how you were inspired to do your garden in honor of Lindsay.  Time does fly and it is good to have Shadow in your life to fill the void.

Yes life is full of ups and down times.  Hopefully it can level off and not be so extreme in the down locations.  I bet your garden is beginning to show signs of a new season.  Hopefully you will have time to spend in that precious place to help you feel grounded and renewed.  All the best with your mother.

Take care.

Apr 03, 2016 09:41 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gloria Todor -I will be spending time in the garden this month before it gets too warm. It is blooming for Spring. Always enjoy this time of year, Thank you for dropping by. Appreciate it.

Apr 03, 2016 09:49 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Sharon,Yes stay ahead of the weeds!  Take care. 

 

Apr 03, 2016 10:25 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

That is a job all by itself Gloria Todor 

Apr 03, 2016 10:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your fond memories. Have an outstanding week.

Apr 12, 2016 11:20 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Roy Kelley You too.

Apr 12, 2016 01:11 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Sharon Lee,  how wonderful that you found your Shadow.  Nice to hear that your MOM is better.  Have a happy Spring in your gardens.  After five years, looks like my lilies-of-the-valley will bloom this year :)

Apr 13, 2016 02:21 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Jane Chaulklin-Schott -Thank you. I am blessed to have Shafow, Bet yout Lily of the Valley's are beautiful

Apr 13, 2016 07:42 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm glad you found a new friend.  I had a similar a similar experience. I lost a cat and few years later I got another one ( by accident), who looked and behaved very familiar:) 

May 30, 2016 01:03 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Inna Ivchenko -I was blessed to find Shadow. Glad you did too.

May 30, 2016 08:53 PM

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