Tuesday, 21 June 2011

What a year...

It's Tuesday the 21st.. which means Monday the 20th is over.. it was the birthday of the friends I lost last November. He would have gotten 45 years old, but he never made that.

At the 1st of this month I said my goodbye's to my brother in law, who died in the early morning of the 3th. He was cremated the 8th of June.
He was the husband of my only sister, father of my two nieces of 11 and 15.

He was the relative I told you about before, the one that we found out had cancer the same week my best friend was buried.

It took two hospitals 3 1/2 months to find out it was related to acute leukaemia, but they couldn't really say what it was. But it didn't matter because two weeks later he had already gotten so bad he could not be treated any more. They hoped to keep him alive for 6-12 month with blood transfusions, but he barely made two months.

The week after all this I came to the realisation that I can't keep Lizzie and Ziggie. Lizzie started biting last October and despite all my effort to train her, have her spayed (or is it 'neutered'?), give her a boyfriend and even give her several different alternative medications, still bites as much and as nasty as she used to. I have nerve damage in two places of my left hand already. And now her new boyfriend won't let himself get petted by me either, because Lizzie attacks him when I even stick out a finger in his direction.

I have tried everything I could think of to try and change Lizzie's behaviour, but nothing works... So as much as it hurts me, I am going to see if the shelter can help me find a better place for them with someone that has a yard so they can go and live outside and that doesn't mind that they can't be touched a lot.

So I hope you will understand why I STILL haven't posted any cartoon updates here, but my life has been a bit of a complete and total mess the past 7 months *understatement*


  1. I honestly don't know what to say. I want to give you my condolences, but those words seem rather empty considering the situation you find yourself in.

    I wish you all the best in the world and I hope that you can find the silver lining somewhere.

    - Marianne

  2. Thank you Marianne, I mostly feel guilty for not having updated my blog, so I wanted to let you all know why I haven't had much creative energy for the past 1/2+ year...

  3. Please don't feel guilty! This kind of things take way too much out of a person to be able to even think of writing blog posts. Take your time recovering. We'll still be here when you come back.