This is going to be a very different Mother’s Day for a lot of moms out there. My heart goes out to those of you who can’t be with your moms or your kids today. While video calls have been a wonderful way to stay connected while we’re all staying home, it’s just not the same as being able to hug each other and be together. Continue Reading
Happy Easter from Allegra and Ingrid
This will be a very different Easter for most of us. Even if you’re sheltering in place with family, you won’t be able to get together with a wider circle of family members like you might normally do. If you’re used to celebrating this holiday in your church, watching a video service will not be the same as shaking hands or exchanging hugs with members of your community. For those of us who live alone, not being able to see friends and enjoy a leisurely Easter brunch together makes this a lonely holiday.Continue Reading
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Today is our 11th anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been more than a decade ago that I started this blog, inspired by Amber, the original Conscious Cat. And while this is a huge milestone for Allegra and me, this day really belongs to you, our readers. Without you, we wouldn’t be here, and we appreciate you so much for reading, commenting, and sharing every day.Continue Reading
This is a bittersweet Valentine’s Day for us – another “first” without Ruby.Continue Reading
Happy New Year
from Allegra and Ingrid
May your year be filled with health, happiness and purrs!
I’m not much of party girl, so New Year’s Eve has always been a quiet day of reflection for me. I look back over the past year, and set some intentions for the coming year. Continue Reading
The words “thank you” feel like the two most inadequate words in the English language right now. As a writer, I’m supposed to have the perfect words for every occasion, but right now, words fail me to express my deep appreciation and gratitude for the outpouring of love and support I have received from all of you after I announced Ruby’s passing. Continue Reading
Merry Christmas from Allegra and Ingrid
May your Christmas be filled with peace, love and purrs
When I had this card designed late this summer, I never thought Ruby wouldn’t be here with us at Christmas. I debated not posting it, but I love the image so much, I decided to go ahead. It reflects Ruby’s fun-loving spirit purrfectly. I can almost hear the conversation between her and Allegra, with Ruby egging Allegra on to wear a bow on top of her head, too!
Allegra and I will have a quiet Christmas, remembering our special little girl.
It is with a broken heart that I’m writing to let you know that my sweet Ruby girl passed away Wednesday afternoon. I needed some time to mourn her privately before being able to share the sad news with you and mourn her publicly. Continue Reading
Happy Thanksgiving from
Allegra, Ruby and Ingrid
I keep a gratitude journal all year long, but I do spend a little extra time on Thanksgiving reflecting on everything I’m thankful for. There’s also my Thanksgiving ABC’s tradition, which I shared on Sunday. Of course, Allegra and Ruby top the list of who I’m grateful for every year – followed by you, our Conscious Cat readers!
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?