Friday, December 9, 2016

Goodbye, Jasmine.

Last night, we said goodbye to one of our cats.  We hadn't known Jasmine long.  We'd found her wandering around outside our house last April and we took her in, much to the displeasure of our other cats.  She was really skinny and ready to eat whatever we gave her.   She wasn't the most affectionate of cats, but she allowed us to pet her sometimes, and often slept on the kids' beds.

It was totally unexpected.  A blood clot had lodged in her lungs, and we didn't have much time to say goodbye.  Our two children, both of whom were at school functions at the time, didn't have a chance to say goodbye at all. Not a great way to start the holiday season.

Goodbye, Jasmine. You'll be missed.

Jasmine, 2016

Here are this week's links.  Enjoy the weekend.


Editing Your Zero Draft

Creating Single-Author Box Sets: Part Two

Helping Your Characters Make a Great First Impression

Three Ways to Make Your Writing Come Alive!

How to Use Fiverr to Create a Book Trailer

Archetypes for the Supporting Cast in Your Novel

A Surefire Way to Add Conflict to Your Story


  1. I'm sorry, Ken. Pets are not animals - they are family. You gave her a good home while she was with you.

  2. I'm so sorry to read this. She was a beautiful little girl. I'm glad that she got to have a good home with you and know that she was loved.

  3. I'm so sorry. We didn't get to say goodbye to Spunky either.

  4. :( Sorry for your loss. That's rough.

  5. I am so sad to hear this. Losing a pet is awful.

  6. I feel your pain. It's good she got to experience your family's love before she went.

  7. It looks like you got her feed and care for before she left this world. At least she was better off with you than out roaming the world. Sorry for your loss.

  8. Oh, how sad! At least she got shown some love and kindness for the last part of her life. Hugs, my friend.