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The Worst Thing Today

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LoobyG
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Location: Derbyshire, UK

Postby LoobyG » Mon December 12th, 2011, 9:40 am

So sorry Faith, I really hope too it's a mix up :( Thinking of you.

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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Mon December 12th, 2011, 2:47 pm

Oh Faith, I'm so sorry. Keeping my fingers crossed it is all just a mix up and she just went awondering. Let us know if you find out anything!
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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Mon December 12th, 2011, 4:24 pm

Thanks for the support, everyone. It was a tough Saturday. I spent several hours on the phone with my network of "cat people" trying to get a phone number for the shelter (not available on line on their website, in the government white pages, reverse address database, or local government information 311 system!) A friend of a friend finally came through with a contact and an admonition not to let them know where I got the number! If I hadn't been so upset, the situation would have been funny. What's so top secret about an animal shelter?

The sad news is that it almost certainly was Inky who was brought in and she was euthanized immediately because her injuries were so extensive. I talked to the intake person and it looks like she was hit by a car. I've been up and down the block calling for her (she always comes when I call) and asked neighbors to check their garages. No luck. My only consolation is that she had a healthy five years with love, food and shelter. The average age for ferals is 9 months (primarily because so many kittens die.)

I've had pets since I was a small child and loosing them doesn't get any easier, but I know the pain lessens with time. Family and friends are always there to help. Hubby came through with wine and chocolate; and friends with hugs and sympathy. I like to think that in a parallel universe I succeeded in luring her into the house and she's sleeping in front of the fire.

Again, thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts and sympathy. It does help.
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon December 12th, 2011, 6:33 pm

Oh Faith I'm so sorry! Mega huggles!

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DianeL
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Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Tue December 20th, 2011, 2:26 am

Faith, I am so sorry for your loss - all the best to you (and your beloved beasties) ...
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed December 21st, 2011, 10:54 pm

I got a call from my former daughter-in-law in Japan (still on excellent terms with her and her family, our troubled son was no picnic to be married to) asking for prayer. Her mother (my 3-year-old granddaughter's primary caretaker) was found dead today. She has suffered from depression for many years, but it was a total shock for everybody. The little one is particularly bewildered.
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my passions: fair trade, ending slavery, and justice.
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." Will Rogers
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu December 22nd, 2011, 11:35 am

I am sorry, MLE. How awful for everyone concerned. Hugs!
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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Thu December 22nd, 2011, 3:18 pm

So sorry to hear that, MLE. My mom died when Hannah was in her teens and it was devastating. It must be so confusing for such a little one. Hugs to everyone.
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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Thu December 22nd, 2011, 4:11 pm

Very sorry to hear that, MLE.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu December 22nd, 2011, 5:56 pm

Very sorry to hear that, MLE. Praying for everyone.


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