“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


A Day or Two

a day or two off, i think,
maybe not,
just a day or so,
but the time of maggie not eating much has arrived.
so a picture from last fall,
and time i must spend with her,
time for us together.
she will be okay,
we are not at that time yet,
but it moves closer.

rain today.
xoxo to you all.
i'll be here soon


  1. I'm sorry you have to go through this.

    Take time off, go quietly into her presence for a few days, enjoy her.

    My thoughts are with you both.

  2. big warm hugs to you both. lie down with her and tell her in her ear how wonderful she is.


  3. may the love and warmth while she breathes and sleeps in your lap, ease any pain that today might be bringing her.....

  4. Sending you my love...sending Maggie healing thoughts.

    The power of the present moment. It's all we've got. And in this very moment, you have each other.


  5. you brought tears to my eyes, remembering my own times like these...
    enjoy your time with her, you have given her love and that has made her life special. be a comfort to each other, now and these moments will live with you forever.

  6. you are such a kind person . maggie is lucky to have you to comfort her ...good day to cuddle here in Texas right?! crazy weather

  7. Holding you both in my heart, wishing you sweet peaceful moments together.
    Take your ignatia, honey!
    Love you!

  8. What more can we do for our dearest friends...when we cannot heal what is broken, or make it better, we can do nothing, but wait together...gently.

  9. Y'all are pretty wonderful. Just wanted to let you know Maggie is doing fine, we have watched tv together all day, and she has actually eaten a bit. While at the vet's this morning, a woman who'd brought her cat for his weekly fluids, just like Maggie, recommended a medicine that is sprinkled across food (why my vet has never mentioned it I don't know, but I assume he thinks Maggie is too old, too far advanced in this disease, but to which she & I say poppycock). Medicine okayed by vet & purchased, and lo & behold, not snubbed by Miss Mags. So one dose in her and fingers crossed that it will help balance her "levels", which, being levels, should be balanced. Again, thank you all so, so much. And now, another movie while the temperature continues to drop outside.


  10. I'm sorry you both are going through this. :( That is, however, a lovely, serene photograph.

  11. Enjoy your time with Maggie, Debi. My thoughts are with you both.

  12. Thinking of you and sweet Maggie...and hoping that this new medicine makes her feel better.

    Enjoy your weekend of snuggles together.xoxoxo

  13. So sad..and so sorry that you are having to go thru this. Thinking of you...

  14. you know i love you both. and it was so meant for you to meet that woman at your vets office. i believe that.
    i send you armfuls of love, my dear friend.


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