The cuteness of this picture above kills me. It's from this site: http://www.theittybittykittycommittee.com/
and it makes me almost want a new kitten here at casa enhabiten. Below is a picture of our cat, Ollie, who disappeared this past July. Just typing that sentence makes me choke up. It took me by surprise how hard I took his disappearance. I know my family was worried about me because I searched for him relentlessly for a few weeks. And I kept crying. And what was so strange was that that was not my normal. I love my pets and I've had many but I really fell for this one. And I'm not exactly sure why.
In the end, in a strange way, this sad story makes me feel good. It makes me think that there are mysterious bonds of love that can't quite be figured out and that quality of mystery gives them extra meaning. There is love and affection which can knock you off your feet when you least expect it. Love that makes you walk the streets of your neighborhood for weeks calling your cat's name out.
So Ollie, wherever you are, you were so loved. That's all.