Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Sad January Day

Last Friday my husband Bill & I went to visit Eva,  his mother, to find her dead on her sofa. The corner stated that she had an acute heart attack. Last July she had lost her husband, her soul mate, to cancer & I think the lonesomeness just broke her heart.
It was the first time in 75 years that she was ever alone, she had her cat Mr. Boots. Mr. Boots was our son Mitchell's cat & when he moved out west to Calgary five years ago, Mr. Boots moved in with his Grandma & Grandpa.
 Now with the pets here he is not alone but is lonely.
I watched him brush up & nestle into Eva's leather purse as it was sitting on the floor next to Bill's  chair, where he had been  gathering information from her wallet & just laid down beside it. My heart ached as I knew he was familiar with her scent & must be missing her so much.
He would meow out loud at Eva's place & did the same here for a day, now he has settled in & I've even got him purring when I pick him up & cuddle him.
Mr. Boots is huge, he weighs in at 20.8 pounds! Boris was afraid of  him at first but now they do tolerant each other. Rexton is the one with some issues & has turned into a bully, chasing that very large 8 year old down the hall. My jaw dropped, if Mr. Boots ever turned on her...oh my! he has the right of weight, twice her size!
Each day is getting better with all of the pets as time has a way if working things out.

RIP Eva, your Mr. Boots will be well cared for.

 He's big, bold, & beautifully marked in black & white. He fits right in with Rexton & Boris!

 Bill if your viewing these photos, furniture is safe, with the help of Nick, I cut the front & back claws!
                             I think as time goes on these two are going to be good friends.
                                                               They are both food driven!
 Mr. Boots on the left, with tail, Rexton on the right with his stub tail, they look like they're related!
                                    Rare shot of  'togetherness', they're both food driven! lol
 There's a lot of black & white in the home decor & now even more with one more pet! lol

He's looking to jump on the counter, a habit that we're working on breaking right now. I'm amazed how high he can jump being  a heavy 20 lbs. You sure hear him coming down the stairs.

It's been a sad time for our family right now but with past conversations, I had with Eva, her heart was so heavy missing her beloved John. No more as they're together now.

Thought for this week.

Family, like fabric, has neat seams and frayed edges.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit this week.
We are all born with expiry dates, you just never know when. So live each day to the fullest!

 Gone but not forgotten, I will miss you Eva Marie Richardson!


  1. So sorry to hear about your Mother in law. Hugs!

  2. Oh Cynthia, I'm so sorry for the sad news. My condolences at the passing of your mother in law. How terrible for both of you this must have been finding her there like this. I'm glad that Bill wasn't far away and that you were both together when you found her.

    Mr. Boots will be loved at your place and will feel at home in no time.
    I hope the winter stays mild. Hard to believe that January is gone so fast.


  3. My condolences to you & Bill
    Will tell the hookers next Thursday
    take care , see you soon

  4. condolences to you, Bill and family.