Monday, June 18, 2012

THANK YOU AND NEW FAMILY MEMBER

KENYA
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who sent emails, cards, and left comments on my Blog regarding the passing of Dad. My quilting friends BRENDA, LINDA, SHIRLEY, MARY and MICHELLE sent me a lovely gift basket with cheeses, nuts, spreads, and even some chocolate. It is times like this that friends are so much appreciated, both online friends and real life friends. It has been a very hard last few days. Today would have been Dad's birthday, and yesterday Father's Day, but time will ease the pain. This is Kenya, Dad's cat. I brought her home with me on the plane. She travelled 3000 miles in the cargo hold of a 737 here to Ontario from British Columbia. She needed a home and my sisters could not take her as their animals weren't used to cats, so she has made herself at home with us. We joke about our farm...we call it "Last Chance Ranch" because of all of the critters we have adopted over the years.


12 comments :

  1. Oh...so much the harder - father's day, and his birthday.... My father passed on Easter Sunday morning - many, many, years ago....and as joyous a day as that blessed day is, it does not go by without a tear in my heart...... Kenya is a beautiful cat....so glad she is with you. Your dad must be smiling down on the two of you..... Take good care, Janet - still praying for comfort and healing for you.....Hugs ~ Robin

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  2. May Kenya and you comfort each other in your shared sorrow. Mary A

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  3. This is such a hard time for you. I remember loosing Dad last year the week before Father's Day. My heart goes out to you, but I'm glad you brought Kenya home with you. Keep in touch, Dawn

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  4. So glad you could take Kenya, Janet, as she just wants to eat all of my birds so that wouldn't have worked at all. She looks very comfortable there with you! I started to cry today as I found a Father's Day card and a birthday card I had bought for him that I had forgotten about. :-( Yes, time will heal, but it will take a long while. So nice that we three daughters got to spend time together and that you got here in time to see Dad while he was still somewhat lucid.
    Aud
    xoxo

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  5. oh your kitty is beautiful..and what a wonderful way to keep your dads memory alive knowing you are taking care of his baby.;)

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about you dad, he must have been a wonderful man. How lovely that you have kept sweet Kenya in the family. It must have been quite am adventure for him to journey all the way to Ontario. I am sure he will be very happy here. Hope he likes our Ontario winters.

    blessings & bliss
    Sue

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  7. Oh Janet, Im so sorry to hear about your Dad, it doesnt matter how old we are it is still soooo hard to lose our parents! My heart goes out to you, I still miss mine every day, but with time, you can smile with the memories! Hugs Sue Gueguen

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  8. So kind of you to take your dads Cat. She is beautiful.

    Carmen and the Primcats

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  9. I'm sure Kenya will soften the pain you feel from losing your dad--a little bit of him will be with you in Kenya.--Jan

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  10. I'm sure Kenya is going to be very happy there!!

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  11. So nice that Kenya is with you.

    Hugs,
    Connie

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  12. How wonderful of you to take Kenya in, I'm sure your dear Father would be so pleased, and what a journey this little kitty has made. Keeping you in my prayers, Julie.

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