Personally, the loss of Mannie affected me more than it probably should for the simple fact that I don't personally know Kristina in "real" life, but trust me when I tell you that the Good Lord gave me a sensitive heart, especially when it comes to things I hold dear like furbabies, they tend to affect me in some form or fashion. It affected me hard because I have two cats of my own that I hold precious and dear to my heart. They are my "children" as I do not have any of my own. The week that Mannie got sick, and then passed, I was dealing with the sickness of my cat Katie. It wasn't nearly as a serious condition as Mannie, which I was thankful for, but I didn't know what do to for my girl outside of taking her to the vet, which I did. Now I know this blog post isn't centered around me or my fur babies, but I wanted you to know where I was coming from when I made this card.
I wanted Kristina to feel that she was loved by me and felt support of what she was going through, and the best way possible that I felt I could do that ( other than a donation in Mannie's honor which I did do) was to make her a card. That is how Kristina came into my life as probably she did with most of us - crafting.
Now I am sure I am not the only one of her fans that will and have sent her a card, but I just felt compelled to share mine with you - my blog readers and followers. As you see, this card represents Mannie in a happier place( and not hurting) - the sun is shining, which means this kitty is in the ultimate place to "sunbathe" - over the rainbow bridge.
I hope she has received it, and likes it. And, I hope she feels that love that I so want her to have through her grieving period without her buddy, Mannie. Kristina - on the off chance you are reading this - I send you much love, and wish for you one day that you will be able to be in a place in your heart that you can give love to another precious kitty like Mannie - because you were the best thing that happened to him, and I KNOW he knew that.
Thanks for taking the time to read a more personal blog post from me today! See you all soon!