Friday, November 21, 2008

Sad News and Big Scare!

Hey Y'all!

What a week this has been. The weather has been frigid down here in the South and we are having a hard time adjusting to these temps.

On the 'Kim' front this week we had a very sad occurrence in that my Grandkitty, Murphy, passed away on Wednesday. Murphy at my house.

Murph was getting close to twenty years old and had been Kim's constant companion for all of them. He briefly lived with me (@6 months) about 10 years ago along with his mommy. Murphy was one of the greatest kitties that ever lived, he was intensly loyal to his family, ate anything you gave him, accepted and made friends with all the new pets that Kim and her brood could throw at him, and never ever forgot a friend. One time he thought the family dog was going to hurt me so he jumped him and sent that Shaggy dog running and yelping down the hall to hide out for a day! You could always depend on him getting in the refrigerator when the door was opended and it wasn't full and being under your feet when you wanted to cook. He has left a big void in all our lives and I'm sure he will never be forgotten as long as one of us lives.
Murphy with Diamond, one of the many dogs he put up with!
In Kim's kitchen!
Murphy with his last kitty companions, Little Bit, and BB (who is the brother to my kitty Peaches).
All 3 of them asleep on the sofa in 2006

On Thursday morning, at 10:00am, I received a call from Kim that was harrowing (to say the least)! She was in her car after shopping at Big Lots and she had a shaking and pain attack. She was hurting so bad that I felt the hurt through the telephone and asked her to call 911. She called her husband, who had just gone to bed (shift worker), and he said he'd be right there-then thought better of it and called her back to tell her to call 911. I think he was genuinely scared she was having a heart attack, I know I was. On the way to the hospital the resque workers gave her nitroglycerin and aspirin. In the emergency room they did the ekg and chest xrays and gave her something for the pain. It turns out that they were 98% sure that she didn't have a heart attack but had had a really bad anxiety attack which was probably brought on by Murphy's death. They assured her that she did the correct thing in calling for an ambulance.

So, this has been the gist of my week. But . . .I have completed the Christmas Around The World Kit! There are 18 papers, 44 elements, 3 12x12 overlays, and 10 brushes in a green, blue, white, and silver color pallet. It will be available here starting on the 12th of December along with the link to the main Christmas Around The World site where you will be able to link up with designers around the world who are contributing to this gigantic blog train. Be sure and come back on the 12th! I am currently working on a traditionally colored Christmas kit that I'll post the links too shortly-instead of making you wait too long for the completed kit, I think I will offer it in parts as it is completed.

I'm off to finish laundry and groceries before I can work on the kit! Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Love,
Liv

7 comments:

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Hi Liv
So sorry about Murphy, we sometimes get lucky enough to get those very special pets that remain in our hearts forever. Sounds like Murphy was one of those!

Oh my gosh I can only imagine what a scary helpless feeling it was to have Kim call you! Oh my!! Glad she called 911 and I am glad all is ok.

Have a great weekend!

rose said...

oh how sad, they are part of the family and it is just awful when they leave our lives
Oh thank the lord Kim is okay,but she sure did the right thing and I`m sure the attack might have been part murphy departing and kim might have over done it a little
Glad she is okay though
wow loving the look of the kit

Penny S said...

I'm glad Kim is ok now. Murphy has crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is enjoying all the other kitties and doggies that crossed before!

M.Kate said...

Oh Liv..sorry to hear about Murp..now that's the first I know and heard of, a grandkitty. I am sure he lived a happy and loving life. Poor Kim, so many health scare but glad she's ok too and not suffering from a heart attack. I hope you take care of yourself well too, with all the running around. Big hugs for you and Kim, always in my prayers. Much love, M

Vicki C said...

Oh geezz Liv, I am sooo sorry to hear about Murphy. Breaks my heart just reading about it. I dont even want to think about what it will be like when that time comes for our poochies. I have lost pets that were "family" before , and it's awful. Poor Poor Kim. That girl had endured so much.. now this? Sending you all a Huge Hug.
I'm glad Kim called 911, so she was in good hands, and they could keep her monitored. Oh that Poor girl!!! I am so thankful it was not a heart attach ..this was bad enough.

Vicki C said...

Oh geezz Liv, I am sooo sorry to hear about Murphy. Breaks my heart just reading about it. I dont even want to think about what it will be like when that time comes for our poochies. I have lost pets that were "family" before , and it's awful. Poor Poor Kim. That girl had endured so much.. now this? Sending you all a Huge Hug.
I'm glad Kim called 911, so she was in good hands, and they could keep her monitored. Oh that Poor girl!!! I am so thankful it was not a heart attach ..this was bad enough.

Kara Ward said...

Hug that Kim!

Murphy will always have a place in your heart. It is like losing a member of the family. When I lost Baron, I felt like one of my children had passed away. I was so depressed. I missed him terribly.

Your Kim is scaring me. I so want her to be okay and feel okay. I know she is so worried about things...she must feel the weight of the world on her shoulders.

I am sending you a hug-Kara