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Since COVID arrived on the scene my photography has been limited, mostly to my two cats. They are an endless joy of activity and opportunity. Still, all other photography has been on hold. Both my wife and I have underlying conditions so we are super careful where we go. Let’s just say the supermarket and doctors are not very photographic.
This brings me to the other day. My wife was preparing dinner and I was setting up the table and closing the blinds. That’s when I spotted the sky. Florida is known, when the conditions are right, for spectacular sunsets. This night it was perfect. I grabbed my cellphone and told my wife, I’ll be right back. I fortunately hit the right moment. The sky was a spectacular orange, and I had a panoramic view right outside my house. I snapped two pictures and felt the rush I always do when I capture the perfect moment in time. That’s a feeling I had not felt in a long time.
The photo here I thought was the better of the two. Nothing was photo shopped. It was nature at its best.
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He was aptly named. He was brave and he had a precious sweet loving heart. Braveheart was given his name by RaeAnna Saks of The Little Cats’ Rescue. He was only six months old living in the woods protecting his brother and others. BH was trapped and taken in by RaeAnna. He came to live with us about ten years ago. During that time, we had the pleasure of having him as a loving part of our feline family.
On Friday the 13th, less than two months after we lost our beloved Rollo, Braveheart left us, his body eaten away by cancer. We didn’t want to let him go, but we didn’t want him to suffer. He toughed it out but it got to a point where we knew it was time. Braveheart was two weeks shy of his 18th birthday.
All pets are precious, though some stand out more than others. Rollo was one of those who stood out. He was sweet, playful, mischievous, affectionate, bright, photogenic, a charmer, lover and the boss. He was one cool cat.
We had to put Rollo down yesterday. He’d been sick for the past six months but he fought the good fight and medications worked for most of that time providing a good quality of life and keeping him healthy and happy. But the dreaded illness finally won out. He was only eleven years old, but in that time which now feels way too short, he gave my wife and I a lifetime of pleasure and left us with beautiful memories to look back on. We’ll never forget him.
Santa Rollo wishing everyone a peaceful and happy holiday.
2017 was a year of personal highs and lows, so I am happy to see it leave and never return. Most recently, we lost one of our cats, Andre. He was only ten years old. Later that same day, we lost our electric for a couple of hours. The lights dimming seemed appropriate.
The electric came back on, but our Wi-fi, cable and land line phone did not. It took five days for a technician to come to our rescue. Yesterday, was my first day back online. It’s amazing how much these days we have come to depend on the web for so many things.
Anyway, I just wanted to wish everyone who stops by, taking a few minutes of their time to visit, a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year. Thank you, it’s appreciated.
Below are a few photos of our beloved Andre.
Andre is back once again at my laptop pounding on the keys. I can only hope he is not writing his memoirs. If he is, I am in deep trouble!
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