I am easily overwhelmed by life. When something happens, I have a hard time not letting my life be consumed by it. I find it difficult to balance the many parts that make up my life. Which means something usually gets dropped. I share these personal details about myself to explain, in part, why I have been gone for so long.
I had a few cat related incidents that, ironically, kept me from blogging. My favorite hospital cat at work died very suddenly. Shortly afterwards our other hospital cat died. Then I started a months long struggle to catch Mama Kitty. I was worried about her health and decided she needed to see a vet.
Jingo ( on the left) and Bizzy were two very different and very amazing cats.
Not long after I trapped Mama Kitty, I added a new kitty to my crew. Fuzzy George joined us in late summer 2016. I adopted him because he has some special needs and was going to have a hard time being adopted from a shelter. I just didn’t realize how special his needs were. It took several exhausting, emotional months of behavior training, medication and adjusting before life settled down again. His story would have been a good one to share as it was happening. However, I was too tired and emotional to share it. Especially since I didn’t know how it would end. I will tell his story soon.
There were several other personal issues that kept me from blogging. Family issues, lost friends, and the usual day to day grind. I needed to retreat and do some self-care as well. I got wrapped up trying to do too much for Tails from the Street. I was a nervous, angry wreck. That didn’t help me, Sneakers, or the blog. So I took an unplanned and unannounced leave of absence.
I’m getting back on the horse though. Because writing and cats are in my blood. I have many stories to share. Fuzzy George has a story that needs to be told. There are other cats who need me to tell their stories too. So here I am. Back in the saddle, writing. Going slowly so I don’t crash and burn again.