Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Izzy


Izzy came to us as do many of our cats. She was a foundling. Someone dropped her off at our neighbors and she found her way to our farm. She brought love into our family. She fit in right from the start. She preferred to stay indoors but would venture out in good weather. She had personality and spunk. She was our no tail cat. She was born with a form of Spina Bifida. Part of her coccyx had never formed. From the start she had urinary problems. We went through several series of antibiotics, changes in cat food, and many changes of comforters. She would go for months and use the litter box and there were times she just couldn't make it. Lately she was having more of the bad times. Even with an attempt of another bout of antibiotics, which she hated, she just didn't rally. She grew weaker and weaker. As much as we love her, we just couldn't stand to see her suffer. We will miss our girl. I honestly feel that we will see her again. I hope that about all of our animals. They are just too important in our lives to just cease to exist. They were created with a purpose. Izzy more than served her purpose in her sweet short life. She will be greatly missed and always loved.

I haven't been blogging much lately. I have been exhausted. I don't know how else to explain it. To me it sounds lame. Work has been very difficult. I have been on nights for 2 1/2 years and I think I have reached my max. I have applied for a day position. I am praying that I will soon hear good news. Alex will soon follow. The hospital has been very good about scheduling us on the same shifts. This saves gas and allows us to work on the farm. I am trying to get back into the swing of things. We have so much to be thankful for. I feel ashamed of grousing. I'm just tired.
I hope that this post finds everyone healthy and happy. Don't forget get your H1N1 asap! Don't take this flu for granted. It is dangerous.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm
Kelly

8 comments:

Beverly said...

Welcome back....we missed you. So sorry about Izzy. It is so hard to lose a beloved friend like that. I agree...some day I think their souls find ours in the hereafter. Hugs to you....

Fearless Nester said...

Reading your post brought tears to my eyes while looking at that picture of your sweet Izzy. You gave her the very best care she could have and I love how she found her way to you. Hope your day position comes through . . . that may be the energy boost you need right now; that is, after you adjust to new sleeping patterns.

katiegirl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Izzy. She must have had a great life with you. Glad to see you back! I was hoping everything was ok.

I'm crossing my fingers you'll both get day shifts! It's got to be hard working nights.

Melodie said...

It is so hard to say good by to a much loved pet.I am glad she found her way to you all,were her life was good and she was loved.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

My heart goes out to you in the loss of Izzy. It is such a hard choice to make...So very sorry. I hope you feel much better! Blessings,Kathleen

tonya fedders said...

So sorry that you lost your Izzy. She was very fortunate to have "found" you though - you made her life comfortable, and I am sure that she knew and appreciated that.

Hope that you hear good news from your work about your schedule soon! Have a Merry Christmas too!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

O Kelly, you're not grousing, you're letting people know how you feel so we know how to pray for you/yours. And I will, pray you'll be able to return to day shift, your strength will be returned and joy in everyday simple will be yours once again. We all reach times when we're just 'xhausted -smile-; mine was a few weeks ago and God allowed me to sustain an eye injury that kept me in bed for hours and hours and hours...for much needed sleep. Of course, the chores suffered and I'm still playing catch up but my attitude and energy level have increased back to positive.
I'm so sorry about Izzy; it's hard to lose them but I'd rather have them and lose them than never have them at all. We lost eight animals earlier this year and I expect to lose two more sheep this winter, due to old age. Until then, they'll be in the barn with a short lot, warm water and grain and hay to eat. Their lives will be lived out with dignity and love.
Merry Christmas
from Thistle Cove Farm!

LindaSueBuhl said...

I think I deliberately avoided commenting on this - we've had to put down two greatly beloved pets in past 18 months - it is heart breaking yet the kindest thing we can do rather than prolong their suffering. They do not expect tomorrow - they live in the moment and if those moments are pain and misery - not living as loved animals should.