Day 3: January 3, 2014

Thankfulness for My Cancer Cat

I am thankful for my cat. Her name is Hermione.

Did you know that I used to hate animals and pets? Especially cats. Like, I would consider NOT slowing down if one was in the road. And then after my first bout with cancer, my daughter, who never heard me say yes to getting a pet but kept asking anyway, asked me about a friend who needed to get rid of the runt in their litter because the other cats were picking on it. She asked me this after I got home from surgery to remove my tumor… after nearly dying before they realized I had cancer.

Cancer can cause you to change your mind about a lot of things. Especially when it comes to saying “no” to your kids.

So I said: “Get me more information, and I will think about it.” She was SHOCKED.

And I got the cat. Best thing I ever did. So many days and nights when I was by myself or feeling lonely because my kids couldn’t be with me during chemo… I had another living, breathing thing lying next to me.

I am so thankful for my cat. What a blessing to say: “Let me think about it” instead of “no”. And I’m looking at her right now. She is with me during my second round of blech.

Love, The Crazy Cat Lady

lazyCatSummer

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