2016 has been a year of changes, some change presented, some change chased and some change reluctantly accepted.
My sentient Rainbow Hill which freely roams the space-time continuum has undergone a great deal of character growth and been surprised by many plot twists over the last few months.
2017 looks very exciting. There will be a lot of Cat Convos, mythology, writing and magnificent tangents.
First though, in a special Cat Convo, a sadly accepted change:
Arna, our beloved companion of fourteen and a half years passed away on December 20th.
Loki: Is she really gone?
Hiyu: I miss her.
Kuri: I miss her more.
Loki: Remember when we were kittens and she used to chase us?
Kuri: Yeah, until you jumped on her back and rode her piggyback up the stairs.
Hiyu: I wish we had a picture of that.
Kuri: The humans weren’t fast enough to catch that one, but we have a lot of other great pictures to remember her by.
Hiyu: I love how she used to lick the top of my head. All I had to do was give her a gentle head butt.
Loki: Remember how she used to steal our food before it was served on top of a box.
Hiyu: That’s because you kept stealing her food.
Kuri: She’s not here to protect us anymore.
Hiyu: She was good at that.
Kuri: Who’s going to stop all those people and things from getting up the hill?
Loki: What if all those delivery and mail people get in the house?
Hiyu: Don’t forget about the school buses and trucks.
Hiyu: Remember how she’d come in from a snowy walk? She’d be cold and happy and would let us groom all the extra snow off her.
Loki: Yeah, and she’d come back in spring covered with pollen and fresh green smells.
Hiyu: She was a great dog.
Kuri: All those memories…
Loki: All those good times…
Hiyu: We’ll miss her.
Me: We certainly will.
Just the three of us now…