Apologies and thanks!

First of all, I’d like to apologize for my incredibly long absence. I wanted to let you all know that I’m fine…I mean, no health problems whatsoever (ooops, knock on wood!  😉 ).

I just haven’t felt like writing or posting anything on the blog since Piccolo died…

Without him and without Puzzola (my faithful lunchtime companion), the house seems so empty now. For example, the two of them were always the first to show up in the kitchen at mealtimes. Then all the others would arrive, too.

But that all changed after Piccolo’s death. At mealtimes, none of the cats would make a beeline for the kitchen, not even when I’d open a can of food (those of us who have cats know what THAT means!), not even when I called out their names. So much for those folks who maintain that cats don’t have feelings…!!!

But this has slowly been changing…the cats have been showing up for their meals in the past week or so, proof that life goes on, I guess…

Now, in addition to explaining my absence, I also wanted to THANK those of you who posted comments here on the blog and on my blog’s Facebook Page, as well as those who have sent me private notes.  Very much appreciated. Very comforting. 

I’d like to single out a particular blog reader whom I actually met in the flesh several years ago. She made a donation in memory of our two cats to her local, no-kill SPCA that has been caring for more than a thousand dogs and cats stranded by one of the recent hurricanes in the U.S.A. So sweet…such a lovely lovely lovely gesture, which brought tears to our eyes. Thanks!!!

Soooo…I will be back soon. I have a few research items to check out…

In the meantime…take care, everyone! Ciao!


  1. That is totally understandable. You have had a huge loss. I think you need to bunker down at times like this to grieve.
    You are an inspiration & thanks, as always, for your gift of this blog.
    D x

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