The end of an era

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My longtime kitty friend, Yin (also known as Mr. Tubby), was quite sick for the past few weeks and departed this world for the next early Wednesday morning.  This is a recent picture MC snapped of Mr. Tubby, resting in his favorite window spot, surrounded by handmade goodies because he was feeling a little chilly.

I have so many fond memories of Yin and his brother Yang, who passed back in 2009.  The past few days without Mr. Tubby’s cheerful presence have been tough.

Yin and Yang, back in 2004.
Yin (back) and Yang (front) in 2004.

I’m grateful to the staff at Manhattan Cat Specialists, who took compassionate care of Yin in his final few weeks.

I also want to thank the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of New York, who introduced me to these two furry gentlemen back in 2000.  I’m planning a donation in their memories soon, and if you’d like to contribute, $1 from the sale of each copy of my 30 Purrfect Stitches for Pet Blankets ebook will be included in my donation.  The ebook includes a variety of crochet and Tunisian crochet stitches that are perfect for pet charity blankets (and other projects, too).  The Humane Society operates an adoption center and free and low-cost vet care, among other services.

I’ll be slowly returning to regular blogging during the coming weeks.  In the meantime, I encourage you to hug your furry friends a little bit closer.

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