Friday, January 16, 2009

Gregory is home!

I can't believe it! Several days of freezing temperatures and Gregory is home, no worse for wear. He is 2 pounds lighter and pretty thirsty, but the vet said he looked fine.

He was in Weaverville, 17 miles away. I'm going to talk with my neighbors and try to find out how he might have gotten out there. What I really want is to find some explanation so that I don't have to think some sicko did this intentionally out of malice.

He seems just as happy and relieved to be home as I am to have him here. He only gets off my lap to get some water and then he comes right back. I am so grateful. I am so grateful. I am so grateful.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gregory is missing, and I am lost

In the fall of 1995, Gregory appeared in my life one day as an apartment stray. Last Sunday, over 13 years later, he disappeared. I don't know where he is or what happened to him.

If someone had found him, surely they would have called me. I have signs all over the neighborhood, ads in the papers and online, lost cat reports at the shelter and emergency clinic, and my number is on his collar if he hasn't lost it. It's been terribly cold the last few nights. If he's trapped outside I don't know that he'd survive. If he's trapped inside he'd be awfully thirsty by now.

Gregory, my old friend, I'm sorry I couldn't save you this time. If I could throw a blanket over the whole world, to keep you warm and protected, until someone found you and brought you home to me, I would.

Gregory was last seen in West Asheville near Olney Rd. and Vermont Ave. He is grey and white, 10 pounds, male, neutered.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 New Years Resolutions

As usual, I have 5 resolutions for 2009 that I plan to do my best to live up to.
  1. Write an iPhone application

  2. Limit myself to 2 Greens+ chocolate bars per week - You may remember that I have a bit of an addiction to these

  3. Exercise at least 5 days a week

  4. Straighten the house each night before I go to bed - I started this habit a few days ago and I like it so much I want to make it a regular thing

  5. Visit 2 new places this year - I make this resolution every year. I think it's a good one.