Sunday, February 15, 2009

Buon San Valentino!

Once my mystery date and I got the van loaded up, it was time to hit the road. I was very excited to introduce her to my friends, but my mystery date wanted to make a grand entrance at the hotel. So she decided to hide inside of her suitcase, until everyone was there.

I charge in of getting everyone to Sicily. There were so many friends joining us at the beautiful castle, that I had to make several trips!

At last we were all there and "SHE" was ready to make her grand appearance.

"Dearest friends, it is with great pleasure that I introduce you to my mystery date Miss Sophia!"

"Sophia was a gift that Karl had sent to me and Roscoe, as a thank you for being judges in his "I Dare You" competition. Miss Sophia arrived in Italy just after Roscoe passed away and has since kept me company during these difficult months. And I love her, but I love her in the way that you would a love a good friend or a dear sister. I thought that the Valentine's day party would be the perfect time to introduce her to all of my wonderful friends".

Unfortunately, my mystery date had never ridden in a flying, magic van before and had gotten air sick while hiding in her suitcase! Poor thing!

Sophia hugged all of my friends before retiring to her room where she spent the rest of the weekend trying to get over her motion sickness.

I, on the other hand, spent a wonderful weekend with my dear friends, enjoying wonders of Sicily!

Happy Saint Valentine's Day everyone!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Almost Ready

Tomorrow is Saint Valentine's day. In celebration of the "holiday of love" my friends and I will be spending the weekend at a Valentine's Day party in Sicily where I will reveal my mystery date to all. She and I spent the day the entire day packing up the van for our trip.

Tune into tomorrow for all of the details of our weekend!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A New Cat in Town

I have been keeping a secret, even from my closest of close friends...

It may come to as a surprise to some of you, but there is a new cat in my life. A beautiful goddess who hangs on to my every word, never questions me, never has a bad thing to say about anyone, and who loves me for who I am. She is a great listener and wonderful keeper of secrets.

All shall be revealed at the Saint Valentine's day party this weekend. That is where I shall, eh hem, let the cat out of the bag....

So what do you think?
What's wrong? Has the cat got your tongue?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Remembering Roscoe

I can hardly believe that it has been 5 months today since our sweet little Roscoe went to the bridge. Some days it feels like he has been missing from our lives for years, while other days I swear I can still see him, just around the corner in our living room.

This photos makes me smile every time I look at it. Opus and Rosoce were on our bed, taking their usual afternoon nap when Roscoe's tail decided it was time to dance. Poor Opus's nose kept getting tickled by Roscoe's restless tail. Opus, deep into a kitty dream, didn't have the energy or desire to get up and move. So he stayed while Roscoe's tail danced across poor Opus's face. A couple of times, Opus reached out, eyes still closed, to swat at Roscoe's tail, but never managed to catch the thing.

It always warmed my heart to see the boys curled up together. Together from the moment their lives began, these litter mates were inseparable.

We will miss you forever sweet Roscoe and keep you alive in our hearts and in our memories...