Sunday, March 16, 2008

Illustration Friday: Heavy

When things are weighing heavy on your mind, what do you do?

This past week, I got news that my 14-year old cat, Mamo, has cancer and doesn't have much time left with me. So I pray, sit quietly, walk in nature ... and lean on my friends. Counting my blessings comforts me too.

Kate Rietz dedicated this week's Illustration Friday post to us and sent wonderful thoughts our way. Check it out! The girl looks just like me and well, the cat is a little bigger than Mamo, who is a mere 7.5 lbs. LOL Thanks for your well wishes everyone! Mamo is resting comfortably and is enjoying being spoiled. She gets hugs whenever she wants ... and even when she doesn't! :)

Mamo and her "Cone of Silence."

26 comments:

Kate said...

Very touching, Joan. Very moving drawing.

I am sorry for what you are going through with Mamo.

JC said...

Oh Joan, I am so sorry for the sad news about your dear kitty! Do take comfort in the blessings surrounding you. Sending thoughts and prayers your way!

Lin said...

Joan -- I am ever ever so sorry -- Our pets, like our friends, become family and it's so difficult to see them suffer .. I am so sorry, cara....

r.e.wolf said...

Hugs to you and Mamo. :(

Anita Davies said...

Thinking of you Joan.

juj said...

Oh Joan - I'm soooo sorry to hear you are going thru this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs for you and Mamo (whether she wants them or not)

Teri C said...

Such heavy sad thoughts. So I am sending some hugs to let you know you are thought of.

BIG HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jo, we are so sorry to hear about Mamo. You are both in our thoughts. We'll talk soon. Love, Shannon & Bruce

Susan's Scribbles said...

Joan, so sorry to hear about Mamo. Your drawing is very touching. I wish I had better words to tell you how I feel.

drb said...

:(

Joan Y said...

Thank you everyone! Your words of comfort mean soooo much to me. I feel honored to have you all as friends. Mamo thanks you too. And thank you to my sweet and encouraging brother for pointing out she has "man hands." I did notice that but it would take a brother to tell it like it is. Gotta love him. Heh.

Serena said...

((((Joan)))), I'm so very sorry to hear this sad news about Mamo. Your drawing conveys emotion and sadness and I can imagine how tough it must be for you right now. Keeping you in my thoughts and I hope Mamo is comfortable and not in too much pain. ((((Mamo))))

Lisalou said...

Your art is beautiful, Joan. Our cat, Phoebe was also diagnosed with cancer with a few months to live. She lived for three more years and was a happy cat! One never knows. We love our cats, don't we?!

indigene said...

Wonderful illustration for a very heavy moment in life! I understand what you're going through...a hundred hugs to you and Mamo!

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Joan Y said...

Thanks Serena, Lisalou, and Indigene! I am hopeful. Mamo is doing well and acting like her normal self ... talking to me and everyone who will listen. :)

timafli said...

It is a very HEAVY, moving drawing. I am sorry for what Mamo is going through.

wagonized said...

Gosh Joan, this is tough. Plus, i don't want to sound corny so i'm just going to say i am thinking of you.
Love...

Sherry said...

Aw, I'm sorry. It's hard to be a god cat mom sometimes. Your kitty looks like my Sophie who went to cat heaven just a year ago. I miss her lots, but I do have a new kitty who is a joy in her own way. Hugs from someone you don't even know.

steve said...

Awww, hope the kitty is OK. This is so sad to see, but unfortunately part of life. At least your cat is in good hands and is love. I wish you all the best Joan and in the meantime, you did a remarkable job with the "heavy" theme.

suzanne said...

Oh Joan...I'm so sorry to hear about Mamo. Here is wishing you many, many loving days with your sweet kitty.

Marsha Robinett said...

Joan, Such sad news...our pets become like our children and its so hard when they are suffering. I can feel your pain through your art.

Your drawing is lovely. I will keep you and Memo in my prayers.

Neil Toulch said...

Just checked in,
and
I am so so sorry to hear about this.

mrana said...

Oh Joan, I'm so so sorry to hear about Mamo! I just don't have the words, but I have you both in my thoughts and am thinking positive (if that makes any sense)!

Gina said...

love that Mamo kitty. :(

Tracy said...

oh joan. i've been away the past week and prior to that i went through a similar experience. my thoughts and prayers are right there with you my dear

Genxster said...

I'm so sorry about Mamo. Sending you both my thoughts, hugs and wishes for the best.