Wednesday, 17 March 2010

You can't live with em you can't live without em...

Unable to contain my excitement about Charlie, I did a silly thing and told my sister - not the killer heelz sister, the other one!

:-)

Her reply was this:

"..don't you think you had enough of heartache? Why get another one? You can love and get attached to animals as you have known 6 times over so why give yourself more grief? Don't you like to travel before you grow really old? See the world, do other activities apart from your lovely creative writing or just give up your Sunday job rather than work 7 days a week because keeping a beloved pet could drain you emotionally, financially and psychologically. Besides you have already given more than 20 years to loving cats..."

S'okey she doesn't read my blog. Well she didn't last I checked!!

My point is this: Families. Dontcha just love em?!?!?!

:-)
p.s. I'm sure she means well!

44 comments:

KarenG said...

Yes, especially when they tell you what to do for your own good lol!

Brian said...

My Dad always says that everyone is entitled to their own wrong opinion. I say, adopt cats, we deserve it! You go girl!!!

TK said...

Love is an individual thing, I suppose. I would much rather spend the time I have here in this life loving someone, then trapsing around watching others love each other.

I love my cats, I don't appologize for that. You have a wonderful heart, you shouldn't appologize either!
I think you are wonderful for wanting to help this little kitty.

TK's mom.

VKT said...

She sounds like mine Old Kitty. Sometimes, I just put the phone down and let her preach to the tabletop while she tells me everything that I should or shouldn't do! Don't you just love 'em!

Love Meow said...

I am sure she means well too :). I know from my personal experience the type of happiness my cats give me is no words that can describe it because it is simply awesome :).

Ann said...

Don't get me started on family trying to protect one from oneself!!! I could be here till judgement day.

ABBY said...

those who do not share the knowledge of the precious gift of love and devotion and loyalty from an animal just don't understand that it is not a sacrifice. i am sure that you know what is right for you ... and that there will be no regrets for the choices you make.

purrs
abby

Amy and The House of Cats said...

And people wonder why I am glad I am an only child :) But really I am guessing she has no pets - because really, we all get why you are so excited about Charlie! We are the same way!

Niki said...

Life isn't worth living if you don't have at least one cat! :o)

Melinda Szymanik said...

Its part of a sister's job description to give you advice and part of your job description to ignore it :) Families are funny things...but (as Anne from Persuasion should have/could have said) it should be our choice who we love - cats included.

Jacqueline said...

All love contains pain because all love will eventually, one way or another, lead to loss...But living without love is not an option for those with loving, open hearts; with your eyes open to reality, always listen to and follow your heart!...Revel in your excitement for Charlie, you deserve it and it's only a few days away!!

Jenny Woolf said...

The way to look at it is probably to think that at least she cares enough to give you advice. Is she an older or a younger sister by the way?

Marg said...

I know just how you feel. All my friends are always telling me to get rid of my animals and that is just not a choice. There is nothing better than the love for an animal. So you are doing just the right thing to get Charlie. He will be just what you need. People just don't understand how wonderful it is to have animals. Take care.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Not an animal person, I see. In her way sister meant well--however, I'm a cat, and sister may not know how to really say what she meant--she doesn't want you sad. You're happy and Charlie is happy and The Cat is happy for you in Heaven. Live ON!

Noir

Kea said...

Ah, well. Often biological families are very different from families of the heart.

I'll ditto Jacqueline's comments, since I couldn't put it better than that.

Theresa Milstein said...

Oh oh - I'm sure my sister feels that way about my advice!

I think animals are great companions, but they shouldn't prevent you from traveling or dating, which is why cats are pretty good pets. And they're nice to have around when writing.

You enjoy your new cat. I can't wait to hear how it goes.

wildcatwoodscats said...

It seems every family has one of those! I am an only child but I do have a friend or tow who may sound like that - I just don't call them! Nothing is greater than opening your heart to another creature - you both will be blessed.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Family always has an opinion and it's only their's thank heaven!! Charlie is very handsome and we know you two will just love each other! And we love his tail!! Can't wait to meet him!!
Your TX furiends,

Talli Roland said...

Ah, families. They do mean well, but...

Good luck with Charlie. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

altguy3 said...

Oh... ignore silly families.

Look forward to hearing more about Char Lee!

G x

hampshireflyer said...

Oh dear, well, I hope she's been more supportive than that at other times :)

Now if Charlie hisses at her every single time she comes round, you'll know why! :P

Don's Girl said...

Hello back! Thanks for the post on my blog--I checked a time zone site to find out how much 'in the future' you are from me-just 5 hours.

I agree with what the cat Noir says about family! :)

Takin' a break from cleaning out my back room. Oh my...there IS a floor. Cats are helping. Made at myself I've waited so long. At least I"m getting my exercise in. :)

.....and yes, Donny Osmond! For smiles, you can search Donny Osmond on my blog.... :)

Back to the tossin' out!

Have a great night!

Tommy

Old Kitty said...

Hi KarenG

LOL! In her opinion, always in her opinion!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Brian

I say so too!! Yay!

Am so excited..!!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi TK's mom

Awwww thank you. It's like this is me, deal with it, you know?

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi VKT

LOL!!!! I shall do that next time!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Love Meow

So, so, so true!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Ann

You and me both!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Abby

Thanks for your purrs!

So need them!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Amy and the House of Cats

LOL! Nope she's never had animals - even when we were growing up, she didn't want anything to do with them! she really doesn't get me at all and never will. Oh well!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Niki

I so, so, so, so agree!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Melinda Szymanik

So true! LOL!

Mind you, I wouldn't mind my family being more like a Jane Austen novel! LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jacqueline

Oh what lovely words, thank you!

It's tomorrow!! I can't wait!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jenny Woolf

Oh OLDER!!!! Definitely OLDER!

LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Marg

Oh so true, so so true!

I've kind of given up trying to explain my connection with animals to people who don't and never will understand!

Nevermind! Glad to know you're around!!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim!

Ain't that the truth!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Noir!

Awwww - you are such a wise and handsome cat! Thank you!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Theresa Milstein!

LOL!!! Oh stop dating?!?! Never!! Man has to like animals. And look like Daniel Craig. Is all I ask for!

LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

hi wildcatwoodscats

Amen to that!

I'm so excited btw, really and truly!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Samantha, Clementine and Maverick

Awwww - thank you!

I can't wait to meet Charlie too!

So, so exciting!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Talli Roland

Aww they do mean well, they do!

:-)

That's I just say, oh well nevermind, I've got Charlie coming tomorrow, yay!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi altguy3!!!

I'm ignoring, i'm ignoring!

LOL!

Char-lee, Char-lee!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi hampshireflyer!

I should also say my sister's rather allergic to er.. cats.

Seriously. :-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Don's Girl!!

Awwww so sweet that the cats are helping despite Noir's look this morning! LOL!

OOOh, Donny Osmond here I come!

Take care
x