I find this photo, on the REUTERS site today, very poignant yet lovely. Anyone with pets knows that there are times when the comfort they provide is totally beyond measure.

Woman n cat

A woman sleeps with her cat, inside an evacuation center for victims hit by floods caused by Typhoon Ketsana, locally known as Ondoy, in the town of Taytay, Rizal east of Metro Manila, October 13, 2009.

REUTERS/John Javellana


lovelyblogawardGoodness me, I’m editing this entry, late in the day because I have three thank yous that I really need to say. I’ve just noticed that Slamdunk has highlighted my photo comp, I was very remiss yesterday for not thanking my dear and long-term blogging buddy Laura (at Snerkology) for doing likewise and Amanda at Teasingly Diverse has also promoted my cause.  You’re all very kind.  Thanks too to Amanda for giving me this Award.  I should now hand it on to 15 other people.  I hope you don’t mind if I take a while to ponder this one.  I have a hospital appointment tomorrow and I’m afraid I’m already preoccupied and stewing about it.  (I keep saying that I must have been a cat or a dog in a former life because I have an innate fear of anyone in a white coat).  Anyway, especially in my ‘wobbly’ frame of mind today, I’m really touched by bloggy friends who have taken the time to think of me.  🙂


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6 responses to “Poignant

  1. Oh, what a touching photo. I know exactly what you mean. My fuzzball Charley is just the sweetest … whenever I am unwell or upset she always snuggles up to me and purrs and instantly lifts my mood. Pets are just wonderful (IMO).

    Best of luck with your appointment tomorrow, I hope it all goes well!

  2. Love the photo. I had a cat that slept like that on me. So comforting.

    Congratulations! You more than deserve this lovely award! Good luck with your appointment – sending hugs!

  3. I’ll be thinking of you at your appointment tomorrow. Hope you are able to get in and out quickly to minimize your time with the white coat folks.

  4. Amanda

    I agree about those “white coats” – and poignant is the best word to describe this…so sad and sweet at the same time.

  5. That picture is …I don’t have the words for it.

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