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Thankful Thursday

on February 2, 2017

Oh, January, how you got away from me.

Literally, January was me being sick. I’m still sick, in fact; can’t hear out of my left ear. I’ve an appointment with a specialist next week, although I hope my ear feels better before then. (I’m on antibiotics.)

A friend of mine who had not been well for some time passed away last week. It made me realize how fast time can get away from me and how important it is to take care of yourself and try to enjoy life. On that note, I’m practicing gratitude today.

Last week I had the pleasure of going to Key West. I was sick, but I rallied (go me!). I would go there again in a heartbeat. There is definitely a tourist-y vibe there, but there’s lots of arts and crafts, a nice relaxed vibe, and it’s only 90 miles from Cuba!

Ernest Hemingway had a house there which is now a museum of sorts. While I will post a longer blog about that, I wanted to express my gratitude for being able to go there and also share one of the kitties I saw there (and trust me, there were a lot o’ gatos at Mr. Hemingway’s place). I took pictures of a few, but this guy in the gift shop was one of my favorites:

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So round and adorable!

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I must pet the kitteh.

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Catnapping in the gift shop.


It was so funny to see these cats trotting around the gift shop! Mr. Calico wasn’t the only one–they were all over–but the gift shop seemed to be his turf. He got a little salty at someone and gave a quiet “get away” hiss and moved approximately six inches over. LOL!

Most of the cats seemed like they could use a good brushing or two, but all seemed well fed. That made me happy, to know they have food and shelter. If you ever get the chance, check out Key West and all the kitties!

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4 responses to “Thankful Thursday

  1. How nice you were able to make the trip and have a good time. A Mr. Calico? Wow, they’re rare. We’ve never seen one.

  2. 15andmeowing says:

    I am very sorry about your friend. I also hope you feel better soon. I would love to go meet the descendants of Hemingway’s cats.

  3. rykmau says:

    How wonderful that you got to see and meet those awesome kitties. I’m glad they are taken care of. Mr. Calico looks too well fed but round looks adorable on him. Hope you feel better soon, Susan. Life is just so unpredictable and I am truly sorry you lost a dear friend.

  4. Connie says:

    I am sorry about your friend. Losing someone is always so hard. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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