A Big World of Thanks!!

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.

It’s going to hard to fill those big paws of Shakespeare’s, but I’ll try!
Boundless energy so it’s hard to get his picture!
That’s my carrot that I’m lying on!

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”.

81 thoughts on “A Big World of Thanks!!

  1. 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.

      1. I’m glad that little Steinbeck is there to help you and Hemingway. He will grow to be a worthy partner!

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.


    1. 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!

  5. 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.

    1. 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

  6. 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 ❤ ❤ ❤

  7. We can understand your need to fill Shakespeare’s paws and we will love to see Steinbeck grow and bond with Hemingway..

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

    1. 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

  12. 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.


    1. 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

  13. 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.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

      1. 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.

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Raena

      2. 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

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Raena

  14. 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 !

  15. 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!

    1. 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)

  16. 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..

  17. 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.

    1. 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)

  18. 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

    1. 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!

      1. 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

    1. 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)

  19. So glad that you have found a new little man to help you and Hemingway heal. It seems that Shakespeare sent him your way 🙂

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