I've realized that blogging is like exercising or healthy eating or any other good habit; when your routine falls by the wayside, it's not that easy to get back on track. Excuses, excuses, I know, but honestly I've been so busy lately and all of my free time has been going to other things (mainly the cat sanctuary). I do hope to resume regular blogging soon!
So for now, a couple of recent photos of the Dynamic Duo. They weathered the recent bizarro cold weather just fine (even though they are indoor cats, it does get a little chilly in my old house and a few times, I found LuLu laying right on the heating vent!). Cats are heat lovers, and I know they are happy that we've returned to more normal winter weather now. LuLu continues to be the quintessential lapcat, and Maria is still the Class Clown (almost everyday, she does something that makes me laugh!).
Like many people, my heart has been in Haiti this past week. I was happy to read this morning that a number of organizations have joined together to form ARCH (Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti). I remember when there were similar efforts after Hurricane Katrina, and a number of Katrina cats and dogs were rescued and brought to NC to be adopted by people here. I plan to make donations for both the people and the animals of that devasted country.
Several years ago, my cousin went to Haiti and brought me a beaded Haitian prayer flag. I'd seen these in folk art galleries and really liked them a lot. Mine is hanging in my hallway and I've been looking at it every day for years now, so I feel connected to that country and its art. It's hard to get my head around the level of suffering happening there now.