I want to thank the Orb for all your boops, prayers, good wishes and vibes that have been sent recently for our little Siamese girl, Apple. Unfortunately we had to let her go yesterday and while my heart is broken, it is good to know that she is not going to be in pain. She was on chemo pills and prednisolone for 19 months for the lymphoma. From about a month after she started treatment up to October, she had done very well, but the meds don’t work forever. We knew it going in but wanted to give her the chance to have a good quality life for a time, with folks who loved her. When we got her from the shelter in November 2016 she had been there for 4 months. I really believe she had been used as a breeder since she was not spayed and she wasn’t feral. But she wasn’t social or comfy with people at all, and it took almost a year until she would hang around with us. Then she discovered that my adult son Don (I live with him) was a pretty neat guy and she became quite attached to him. She loved to get into his lap and be pet for a while when he would come in from work and she slept on his bed every night. She was a shy and sweet little girl and I will go through many more boxes of Kleenex before my heart starts to heal. Ah, the cost of love is dear, isn’t it?
No jokes this week for the Sunday Funday—-but I know you all will keep Don and me in your hearts through this and for that, I thank you all once again. You folks really are special and the words you share when one of the Orb experiences this DO matter.
February 26, 2016