rae of sunshine
thanks so much for all your sweet stories and messages. they totally made me cry, but they also made me feel a lot less crazy for crying like i did for so many days. we took stella's loss pretty hard, as did our other cat, buddy. he had never been without a feline companion, and in the days after she was first gone, he seemed to become depressed, pretty much meowing and lying under the coffee table all day.
so, taking the advice of other cat-people, we went to our local shelter to find buddy a friend. honestly, i felt like i really wasn't ready for another cat so soon, but then we met this little girl. rae is little tortie kitten that had just had a leg amputated a few days earlier. we loved her sweet little face, and the fact that just a few days after a pretty major surgery, she was already hopping around to say hello. we took her home the next day, and since then, rae and buddy have become SUPER best friends. they run around and play together, nap together and wreck stuff together. they're a perfect match. it's great to see our buddy happy again.
we still miss stella lots. it's still hard. rae makes us think about her every day because she has adopted all of stella's favorite sleeping spots as her own. but, kitten antics do distract us from the teary-ness a bit now.
i went almost an entire week without knitting there, but i've picked it up again and am on a finishing spree. here are a few glimpses of a vest in madelinetosh vintage in glazed pecan. i haven't written a pattern yet, but if there's enough interest, i will.
i've got a few others that are waiting for buttons or ends to be woven in, but i'll save those for my next post.