Thursday, March 18, 2010

An Apology and a Celebration

Spring has sprung, and along with a sunny and sixty-degree day, March has also brought me news I've waited to hear since December 7th--my kitty, Anya, is finally getting her feeding tube removed!



For a while there, I had given up hope that I'd ever see this day come (or technically, tomorrow, since her removal appointment is Friday). She was so sick for so long, and then boom! She starts getting better. I still don't understand fully why she got sick, or even how she got better, but I'm grateful. So, so grateful.

And I feel like I need to offer an apology. My blogging and tweeting have been very sparse this year, and I know it's been partly because of this kitty crisis. My entire life felt like it had been put on hold, while I waited to hear if Anya would live or die. To someone who isn't a pet lover, I know that sounds crazy. But Anya is my baby girl, and I love her.

She started getting sick a week after THREE DAYS TO DEAD came out, and I know I let myself think it was some sort of dirty, universal joke. In the summer of '08, my other cat Hannah died just a few weeks before I got my book deal. It felt like the universe was telling me now that my book was out in the world, my other cat had to go.

Silly, huh?

So I didn't blog much, and I didn't really interact with you guys, my readers, and for that, I do apologize. But now, with the tube coming out and Anya back to her old self, I feel as if this gigantic weight has been lifted off my chest. I can breathe again. I can take my life off pause and be happy again.

Thank you for being patient with me, and I hope y'all feel like celebrating. Because I feel like celebrating. So stay tuned this weekend, because I'll be doing some giveaways, starting tomorrow!



Amy said...

No need for apologies. When something good happens followed by something horrid it feels like a twisted cosmic joke played to punish or keep us in line. Been there done that! Glad Anya is recovering.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

March and spring may still be a turning point for you. Keep the hope up and a smile.

I am so glad to hear about Anya doing better! :) Let us know when the party is and we will visit. :) lol.

Melanie Hooyenga said...

I never really uderstood how devastating it could be when pets got sick until Owen was sick last month. My whole life flipped upside down and it was only for four days.

I'm so glad things are turning around for you!

Tez Miller said...

Aw, she's HUGGING whatever she's lying on! :-) *hugs to kitteh*

Anonymous said...

Awww, I see my kitty isn't the one who adore those blankets (I can never remember what type of material they are). I'm a pet lover myself. When I moved out to Seattle, my cat started getting all of these open wounds on him. After a few days I took him to the vet, whereas if I'm sick if I haven't kicked in it 2 weeks then I'll consider seeing a doctor.

Glad to hear she's doing better.

Kelly Meding/Kelly Meade said...

Thanks, everyone, for the kind words and support!

Melanie - I was just talking to my mom about that. That until you're a pet owner and go through it, it's hard to get it.