Tuesday, February 11, 2014
#RecipeForMoments The whole is greater than the parts
I am going to admit when I first heard of the blog hop contest #RecipeForMoments I was a little flummoxed on how to handle it. See to me #RecipeForMoments translates into what does one need to do to have a moment with your pet.. but all of the entries seemed to be how the pets came into the lives of the blog writers. I will admit those are wonderful moments, but it didn't seem much like a recipe..
But I really really want another petcam, since the last one I had stopped working, so I kept wracking my brain on how to write this post.. when it hit me.. each kitty I added to my house could be considered an ingredient if you will that mixes and blends and it is what leads up to those incredibly special moments in life.. like this one..
It took eight different stories, well technically ten since my own story as well as that of my husband would also need to be told to fully explain what led to the moment captured above; but I don't think they really need to be. This photo is very precious to me as it is the only one I have, and will ever have, of all eight of my cats. Anyone who has multiple pets can attest to the frustration of trying to get them all in one room, and all on one side of the room, and all in one room and all on the same side of the room, and all visible from one vantage point.. Booyah! I felt like I had won the lottery when I got this photo..
When Ollie passed away (black kitty on the back of the green chair) I knew a moment like this would never happen again, and while it never did happen with my eight, this did..
Two very precious moments in my life.. Two moments out of hundreds of moments that my cats have brought joy into my life, and two moments I was able to catch on camera..
Each one of my cats is special to me. Each one brings me joy and to be honest frustrations - but hey, they keep life interesting - and I could write you stories about how each one came to me (but I already have, you can find their stories in that upper right hand column, just click on their names) and each story is heart warming and some are even heart breaking, but to me, "The Crew" as I affectionately call my little clowder of cats is an amazing thing, and the whole is to me greater than the parts.