Okay, not to be overly dramatic here, but this BLOG is about ME, right? Oh, forgot … it’s really about kitties … but I’m going to take a diversion here as I’ve made so many wonderful friends because of my kitties, that I think that many of you would like to know what’s been going on with me. Some of you have sensed, perhaps, that I’ve been a little distracted…. maybe not as excited as I should be about IMPENDING kittens and what not… not as many kitty videos (you know, the usual avalanche), not much going on with the BLOG (even though I made no promises there). Well, time to get to the point. My mother passed away yesterday after a 2 week struggle in the hospital with this and that. Some of you know that my sister and I moved her into a 24/7 home for dementia care in 2008. It’s been a really rough 2 years — especially for mom. The majority of the hands on care fell to my sister, since we moved mom to New Orleans where my sister and her husband live. It was a miserable existence for my mother, and difficult for us to watch. So, honestly, no condolences are necessary. Mom has finally been released to a better place. Since she died so far away from her long time home and friends, I’ve put up a memorial page for her so that people from her home town can honor her each in their own way. It’s very brief, but might be of interest to a few of you: http://marybarr.wordpress.com/
I thank each and everyone of you for coming in to watch an empty kitty nursery day after day. I can’t tell you how much I’m involved in each or your lives and enjoy chatting with you and sharing my kitties with you!