From the Mom: I can’t begin to put into words what all the words of encouragement, sympathy and the prayers mean to me. I am so overwhelmed with the overflowing of love from the fur people lovers around the world on the blogosphere. Hemingway and I are trying to get over the shock. I think he is still wondering what happened to Shakespeare. I didn’t let him see the body ‘cuz he didn’t need to see that. It was hard enough for me to see it and to carry it home.
However, I do have some good news. This morning I went to the Animal Humane Society and got a new little buddy.
Meet Steinbeck, Hemingway’s new writing partner.
I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures but we just got home a little bit ago and I wanted to post something to make people smile. I will be changing the design but Hemingway and Steinbeck will keep blogging. I know little Steinbeck is very anxious to meet all the wonderful humans and fur people who loved Shakespeare so much.
Again, my heart is just full and overflowing from all the love I received during this time. It may be a bit before I let the boys blog ‘cuz I haven’t been sleeping and I’m just running on fumes now. However, be patient ‘cuz I want you all to get to know this little “fireball”.
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I’m so happy that your friends and fans responded to your very sad event yesterday, Pam. All day long today I thought about you. I hope your new little baby boy will adjust to your loving home quickly and that soon you will get some necessary sleep. Shakespeare was very special and I know he’ll always hold a special place in your heart.
Thanks, Donna! It will take some time to adjust, but we’ll get there. At least I’m laughing again!
I’m glad that little Steinbeck is there to help you and Hemingway. He will grow to be a worthy partner!
If I don’t die of exhaustion first! I forgot how much energy kittens have!!! Pam
Some will undoubtedly not understand that you have already adopted a new kitty, but I understand how the nagging hole in your heart needs to be filled. And this title guy looks like a winner. I miss my orange tabby, MacKenzie, who died nearly five years ago. He was a total mama’s boy. We look forward to getting to know Steinbeck, and we hope Hemingway will take him under his paw and that will help with his grieving for Shakespeare. Sending lots of love and hugs, Janet and Kitties Blue
I’m sure some wouldn’t understand my quick adoption but Steinbeck was out there waiting for his forever home and I felt the connection when I saw him. Hugs back to you!
OMGoodness!! This is the best news EVER!! Shakespeare taught you well. I always think the best cure for the sadness of a lost pet is a new pet. It’s a powerful tribute to the way your old pet taught you to love and give and share. The new little bugger looks like a real firecracker. You can always tell by the blur…. Congratulations and good luck with him. Let the healing begin. xoxo
He makes me laugh between the tears so that’s a very good thing!
I am sure Shakespeare would approve of this new friend for Hemingway. XO
Thank you. 🙂
This does my heart good. I was so worried about you and Hemingway. Just to think there is someone new that Hemingway can hiss at and try and understand, will keep him and you from dwelling too long on the negative. Shakespeare was a fantastic cat and his antics will always be remembered.
Thanks, Jean. It’s still hard but this little guy makes me smile and laugh. I had to fill that empty spot in my heart and I new there was a kitten out there who needed a forever home. Now Steinbeck has his forever home!
Welcome little Steinbeck. You have big shoes to fill but I am sure you will do so and make them your own as well.
Hemingway will eventually accept his new little brother. Then we’ll have all sorts of fun!!!
And, my sister who lost her cat in similar circumstances earlier this year, sends her sympathy and love.
Oh, and please send mine to her. Thank you!
What a precious little guy! He’ll have big paws to fill… but then, so did I, after Sparkle. I know he’ll do fine!
Thanks, Summer. It will be interesting to see how he grows. Pam (the Mom)
You opened your heart to this sweet youngster…may he heal your broken heart with love…
He’s already helping do that. I know he’s going to love being in Blogville with his big brother. Watch for some very interesting “tails”. 🙂
Steinbeck is adorable! We’re sure he will help heal your heart. We hope he and Hemingway become fast friends.
I hope they become the best of buddies as well. It will take time ‘cuz there’s a size and age difference, but the little guy is a trooper and just has so much love.
Welcome Steinbeck to Blogville.We hope you will make lots of new friends. Something positive and happy to come out of such a senseless tragedy.
Blogville is a big place but Mom said I will really like it. Steinbeck
Roxi and Rufus wish you all the best in your new home Steinbeck! We love your Mom with all our heart and know you are where you need to be right now. Hugs to the whole family and prayers for the painful moments to be overcome with joyful memories.
Nice to meet you Deanna, Roxi and Rufus! Mom told me that you are all very special to her. I’ve got so many things to learn! Mom’s typing this for me ‘cuz I’m busy getting into things. Purrs……Steinbeck
Awww…Steinbeck, I think this was meant to be, sweet little one. You are so welcome with your new family, but also into the world of blogging. We are sure that you and Hemingway will get along very soon. I just came into Granny’s life when her Angel left for Furryland, so I was able to help her through the pain she was going through. It doesn’t take away the pain, but it helps to bear it. Soft Pawkisses ❤ ❤ ❤
Mom has to answer for me ‘cuz I am still learning this blogging thing. I think I am going to love hanging out with Hemingway in this new home. Purrs and a quick dash off to other things…Steinbeck
We can understand your need to fill Shakespeare’s paws and we will love to see Steinbeck grow and bond with Hemingway..
It should be interesting! 🙂
Well hello there, beautiful little Steinbeck! Pleased to meet you! I’m sure he will ease some of the pain. I can see Shakespeare nodding approvingly from the other side.
Looking forward to read more about little Steinbeck and Hemingway, his big brother.
Thanks Herman and Mr. Bowie. I am quickly learning that a kitten has no end of energy! I know he will contribute lots to the blog if I can ever get him to sit down!
Oh how very wonderful……Steinbeck is absolutely adorable and I’m sure once Hemingway gets used to him, they will be inseparable. We know your heart was broken by the horrible shock of losing Shakespeare…..but Steinbeck will make it overflow with love and knowing you gave another little soul a forever home will help the healing…………..sending lots of love and BIG HUGS for the little ginger boy!
Love, Sammy and Pam
Thanks so much, Sammy and Pam. I still have those awful moments of dread but this new little guy is tons of energy and surprises. Love back..Hemingway, Steinbeck and Pam
That has to be a very difficult thing NOT to relive……takes a long time but little ones full of fun and energy help !! HUGS…..
I may be too exhausted to think about Shakespeare’s last day! The little dude keeps me on my toes!!! Pam 🙂
That’s a good thing…… 😉
It sure is! I find myself laughing lots now. 🙂
That is a dangerous amount of cute!
Cute wrapped around Trouble!!! 🙂
That’s where the danger comes in!
I did want to stop by and tell you how sorry I was about Shakespeare. I know your Steinbeck is going to help you heal from such a devastating loss. My deepest sympathy.
Thank you so much for your kind note. I love how other animal lovers know what I’m going through. That bond is so special. The Mom….Pam
Feisty here. I lost my little brother, Shadow, a few months ago. I kept looking for him, but couldn’t find him. Every time I tried to look, Mom would start to cry. Mom got me a mirror for my cage, and I feel better having another bird around. I miss my brother, and wish he was here. Hemingway, I know you are confused right now. Shakespeare was a boon companion. He is missed, but not missing. He is in your heart. And you have young Steinbeck to mentor. Teach him well. Love him. And give your Mom lots of cuddles.
What a wonderful comment to send us. It’s hard to lose a buddy that you are used to having around. I am having lots of laughter mixed in with the tears now. Hemingway and Steinbeck are both giving lots of cuddles and it sure helps. Pam
Kittens = Pure Joy. Sweet little Steinbeck is such a lucky little tyke to have you and you are so lucky to have found him. Life is all about smiles and tears… and we bet this little guy has already started to heal your broken heart.
One thing is for sure… he’s going to be keeping you and Hemingway on your toes! We can’t wait to hear more about him.
You have no idea!!! I’m quickly learning that I may be too old for a kitten! MOL!!! Poor Hemingway is kind of feeling the same way. They are already able to be in the same room so I think they will end up being best buddies. Thanks so much for your friendship! Pam
Aaaaaaaaaaw He’s adorable. We’re so glad you opened your heart and home to a new furry. We know it’s not da same, as we’ve just had to do this ourselves. But da luv of a new furry can help to heal da wounds. Look furward to seeing and readin’ more.
Dezi and Raena
Dezi and Raena, it’s different without Shakespeare, but this little dude is going to rule the roost!
Yeah, we fur sure unnerstand dat. Nuffin’s been da same since sis Lexi went to heaven, but Raena’s sure makin’ things innerestin’. We’s sendin’ hugs and purrayers.
Dezi and Raena
We’re all really sorry that Lexi is gone. It’s hard to say goodbye. However, we’re glad you have Raena to keep you on your paws, Dezi! Hugs and purrs from us
Fank you, loss is really hard. Raena is fur sure a paw full. As a matter of fact she may be two paws full, kinda like Steinbeck. MOL
Dezi and Raena
Maybe three or four paws full! 🙂
Steinbeck….wee small dood !!! a most happee gotcha day two ewe….we iz buzzed happee ta meet ewe N we look for werd ta see in ya grow up heer on yur blog 🙂 ☺☺☺♥♥♥
Steinbeck is too busy to learn about the keyboard yet, but you’ll be hearing lots about him. He’s a “spitfire”. MOL
Just got the news over at 15 & Meowing and linked to your sad post – I think it will be a big help to you and especially to Hemingway. You will both always miss dear Shakespeare but an event like this could send the bonded kitty into a real tailspin. Plus, nothing more distracting than a kitten ! Prayers to all of you !
Thank you, Mary. What a special note for all of us.
When I first saw your post about Shakespeare I was at a total loss for words (and there were no other comments yet to guide me). I can only imagine your shock and the depth of your loss. Finding and adopting Steinbeck so quickly is a miracle. He will never replace Shakespeare, but you and Hemingway will love him for himself. He’s a beauty!
Thanks so much, Kathleen. I know Shakespeare had Steinbeck picked out for me. Hemingway may disagree but he’s getting used to the little spitfire. Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it. The Mom (Pam)
Kittens fill holes in your heart like nothing else.. I was so very glad I had foster kittens in the house when I lost cats..
Congratulations on adopting Steinbeck.. and may you all have a long and beautiful love affair..
Thank you so much. I think it’s going to be a fun ride with this little guy!
The Mom (Pam)
I just recently lost my oldest kitty to kidney disease that we had been fighting for 4 years. Even with that it was so hard. My Hersh was just as sad as us. We had adopted a kitten about a month and a half before we lost him and it helped and I am trying to talk my husband into another who looks like my old guy but not sure I am winning that argument yet;)
So sorry for your loss and welcome to Steinbeck. He is a real cutey.
I’m sorry for your loss. I told my vet that I have to think that Shakespeare’s sudden death saved me from watching him suffer through some horrible disease further down the road. I had to do that with three kitties before I got Hemingway and Shakespeare and it’s hard!!! Now Steinbeck is keeping me happy……and awake! 🙂
The Mom (Pam)
Welcome to your new home, Steinbeck! I know you are sad with the loss of Shakespeare, but I totally understand you wanting another cat in your life.
Yes, there are kitties needing homes and I have love to give. This one is so much like Shakespeare and he really makes me laugh.
Pam (The Mom)
Even when our hearts are breaking, there is room for love. Welcome, Steinbeck. We hope you will be able to rest.
There’s always room for love and I needed to share my love with Steinbeck. Shakespeare is always in my heart and thoughts and I know he’s happy I’ve got a new rescue.
What a precious little angel. Welcome to the cat blogosphere, Steinbeck. You are too cute for words!
Thanks! What’s a blogosphere? Is it food? I really understand food! Purrs to you from Steinbeck 🙂
Hi, little Steinbeck! Welcome to your new furever home! We will enjoy getting to see you grow into your new family! We love rescues! I adopted Mommy, ya know.
Good for you, Quinn! Steinbeck still hasn’t grasped the idea of working the ‘puter but he’s getting all the messages.
aww, how wonderful for Steinbeck to come to such a loving home. Welcome little one. I’m visiting a day late and still in shock I think. Will you allow your kitty’s outside now? Is the neighbours dog in a fenced yard? hugs all around x
Shakespeare made the mistake of going into the dog’s yard ‘cuz he wasn’t afraid of dogs. I think he actually died of a heart attack. Hemingway still goes outside ‘cuz he’s too chubby to even think about climbing the fence. Steinbeck will be leashed trained (hopefully) and will never be allowed out alone. Right now he’s so very tiny!
Sigh. I’m sure Shakespeare thought everyone was loving and friendly. I hope they other family have empathy even though. Lease trained is a very good plan then if you want piece of mind. xo
I haven’t heard a word from the neighbors. Just shows how rude and stupid they are.
We welcome the introduction of little Steinbeck, he some big shoes….er, paws to fill!
Mindy & Mike, we’re a couple of senior kitties.
I had a senior kitty who was the love of my life. I think senior kitties are awesome and I’m sure you have a wonderful home, Mindy & Mike. Hemingway is six and Steinbeck still counts in weeks. He’s about 11 weeks old now. I hope you enjoy reading about them.
The Mom (Pam)
So glad that you have found a new little man to help you and Hemingway heal. It seems that Shakespeare sent him your way 🙂
I know he did. There are so many traits of Shakespeare in him already.
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