Wednesday, 18 February 2009

I'll be glad when this year's over

By god, it's dusty in here. Cobwebs in the corners. Woodlice partying along the skirting board.

I have, to put it bluntly, had a bastard couple of months. I have been writing, but not felt much like coming in here and waving it about in public - so to speak.

Not only have I lost my brother, my beloved little cat was discovered to have had a tumour - the sort that you know nothing about until it is too late. We had her put to sleep and she now rests in our garden.

Given that she was my constant companion over the last seventeen years, especially since I became ill, the loss of her has been hard. So, here's to Catkin who was with me when I got my first contract and who was with me with every book I have written since.


Lane said...

You've had a tough couple of months Graeme. (((hugs)))

To Catkin. She was a complete beauty.

Pom said...

Graeme, it certainly has been a rough year so far and I'm sorry.

Here's to the hope for better months ahead..

Graeme K Talboys said...

Thank you both. It feels really strange to sit at my desk without feline company and interruptions. We do have another mog called Matilda, but she has always been Barbara's best friend.

Catkin is being very literary in the photo, sitting atop my Oxford English Dictionaries.

JJ said...

So sorry to hear it's been tough for you. Cat company IS wonderful. Big hugs to you. JJx

L-Plate Author said...

Graeme, sorry to hear that you are having a rotten time. I've never lost a close relative but I'm there with you with your 'pet' (I use the term loosely because they are so much more than that, aren't they?)

Hope things improve for you soon


Anne Brooke said...

Sorry to hear this - sending good thoughts your way


BT said...

How very sad for you Graeme. I know how awful it is to lose a pet. Perhaps you should get a new one, or adopt a homeless cat? Make it yours? Just a thought. I hope things get better soon.