Thursday, August 27, 2009

The negligent cat blogger

I have been most negligent concerning this blog recently. It is not because I want to be or have lost interest, it is just simply that I have become spread altogether too thin. Furthermore, I have become exhausted. I am exhausted when I go to bed at night, I am exhausted when I get up, I am exhausted at every point during the day.

But still I do quite a few things. The other day, as I walked, I saw this black cat ahead.

Funny. More than eight years have now passed since I lost my original black cat, Little Guy. I searched relentlessly for Little Guy. I made posters and put them up everywhere.

I drove to the pound, 12 miles away, again and again and again in the hope that he would show up there, even though I knew he would not.

And when I saw this black cat, eight-and-a-half years later, my heart leaped to my throat.

And then the cat saw me and ran off into trees.

And here is my shadow, hanging over Varmit, who lives with Dan, the camera shy man.

Varmit.

And here is a calico that I spotted yesterday as I pedaled my bike about Wasilla.

And here is my own calico buddy, Chicago, with Royce, today. They are enjoying a wild, raucous, time, chasing grizzly bears through their dreams.

One of these days, I will get caught up, rested up and I will steam forward on this blog once again. Don't give up on me.

11 comments:

Milo and Alfie said...

We enjoyed reading your post today ~ we've never met yoo before.

We're sorry that yoo lost Little Guy ~ that must have broken your heart. Mom said that losing a cat when they die is the worst thing ever ~ but to not know their fate must be even harder.

Purrs.

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

We's happy yoo comes round when yoo can. We unnerstands bizzy!!!

Ikaika said...

We would never give up on you! We love your blog. Big purrs to you and your family and the Kracker Cats ...

MoMo said...

Doesn't lost cat occupy a soft spot in you? Even after all these years. I also lost a kitty - the kitten of my cat. I always look twice at any kitty that looks like him even though it was almost 8 years ago when he was lost.

michico*Adan said...

We love your blog, too!
You have very high class blog~

heidi said...

Mr. Kracker I would not give up on this wonderful blog! I enjoy the pictures and stories a lot. More pictures of pisto yero when you could please :-D

Margaret Cloud said...

I enjoyed your post, and was a little sad about Little Guy. Your two kitties are so cute.

momsbusy said...

i can imagine how your heart felt when you saw the black kitty from afar. for a fleeting moment you have hope. and then you feel like you have lost him all over again.

we shall wait patiently for your return.

Katie and Da Katz said...

That's alright ifns u dont blog alla time - gotsta do uffur fings too like cleenin furs n takin naps and chasin tails... oh. wz finkin u is a cat...

We haz a sad dat da kitty u saw waznt Little Guy... dat is always hard when a baby is missed and loved so much.

Take care and keep the faith...
(Kitties beleef in Ceiling Cat)

Katie Too

mog said...

Understand about the exhaustion. Blog when you feel up to it. We'll be there to read and enjoy. You have a geat blog.

Sorry about losing Little Guy, must hurt all the worse seeing that black cat.

Grahamn Kracker said...

Thank you all for the encouragement and the consolation, even thought eight years have passed.

And Heidi, I took a few snapshots of Pistol-Yero, just for you.