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14 November 2007 @ 10:56 am
So much for that...  
This is probably Skate's last Christmas with us. I was planning on making sure it was extra special.

They will be spraying for roaches again, not only on Friday, but on Dec. 21st. That means the cats will be boarded all day. That means the entire house will be cleaned that evening. That means the earliest we can get all the Christmas stuff up is the 22nd, IF we work all day, and that being a Saturday we will probably have to put it off 'til Monday the 24th, since we'll most likely be delivering presents Saturday and Sunday is a day of rest.

I once put off doing the decorations until the 14th and it felt like I had no Christmas at all that year, because it was pretty much over the week I got used to the stuff being up. Other than the tree, it's hardly worth taking the things out at all. It feels like I'm not allowed to have a Christmas this year.

I was hoping they wouldn't spray on my birthday (the Friday before) but now I think I'd've preferred to lose my birthday than my last Christmas with Skate (he's 18!)

And yes, I know it's not about the decorations, but I look forward to them every year. I was already telling people about my favorite snowman decoration and how I was looking forward to it. I feel like my holiday, and my last one with Skate, have just been stolen from me by the apartment managers.
 
 
Current Mood: distressedgrieved
 
 
 
glittercat13glittercat13 on November 14th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
Y'know, my kitties usually make it to around 18 and, from the time Valentina brought Princess Gwendolyn into the apartment, I was pretty sure she wouldn't make it to such an advanced age. After all, she was already somewhere between 5 and 8 and had spent much of her life wild in the neighborhood, breeding litter upon litter of kittens, surviving on what she could, drinking chlorinated pool water, etc. What chance did she have? Well, 18 years LATER, when she was somewhere between 23 and 26, and after several years with no teeth to speak of and appearing to be in frail health, she finally passed quietly in my arms at a *very* ripe old age.

Just sayin' - don't count Skate out 'til he's gone. Certainly, as you're doing, prepare for the inevitable, but he just may surprise you and hang around for another few years. :) Either way, love him each day now and you'll have the memories long after the sorrow of the loss fades.

(((hugs)))
Fritters: TT SF Blushing by Frittersfritters on November 14th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
I'm trying not to mention it too much because I don't want to be right, and I don't want people to think I'm crazy(er), but I had a really weird vibe a few years back that we would lose him feb/mar 08. I hope I'm wrong, but when I get it that strong I'm usually not. That's why it particularly bothers me.
glittercat13: Pumpkin Piglittercat13 on November 15th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
Ah, I see. Well, I'm going to hope that this particular vibe is out of whack and you get to keep him for awhile longer. Maybe he'll just go walkabout on you for a few days and then return? It'd be a much nicer, more bearable sort of "lose". *sigh*

(((hugs))) either way - for you both! (And, a chin skritch for him.)
Fritters: Cat - It are a fact! by writinchica2kfritters on November 15th, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
I pray pretty much every night for him to get into the 20s.

And he's RIGHT here, so I can skritch him for you easier ^_^