As I head into the late months of fall and early winter I am still in the middle of my second downsizing. I am also looking at all aspects of my life. I am shedding again that which I do not need, thoughts that no longer serve me and relationships that have either run their course or are just no longer a good fit.
One incident in particular has stood out for me. A pet I care that is an indoor outdoor cat was killed while outside while I was not there. I found the pet’s body but have been unable to contact the owner due to where the owner currently is in the world. However, I have followed the plans that were set up if such an incident occurred. Needless to say I was upset. People often forget pet sitters get attached to the pets they care for and form relationships with the animals. Some friends and coworkers were less than sympathetic. I understand some people do not view animals as things to care about or to grieve over but some of the comments were not needed. The cat I cared for was one of the coolest I have ever cared for and he and I were buddies. We went through two blizzards together.. I will miss him.
I find fall and winter a much better time to clean, downsize, reorganize and ponder than the spring. When spring comes I am ready to head outside and greet the animals and birds coming back from their winter homes. I never did understand the whole spring cleaning thing other than letting the spring air in.
I hope you enjoy your Thursday and don’t forget to check out the meteor showers on Saturday and Sunday!!