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rosie chambers

almost 13 years ago, alex (8 at the time) came downstairs (again)
and insisted that she heard a kitty meowing outside.
as we had already put her to bed at least 4 times that night,
we opened the front door to show her there was no kitty.
well, there was, indeed, a kitten just sitting at our front door.
rosie chambers joined our family that night.

how lucky and wonderful for all of us.
after many years of unforgettable memories and adventures,
the last 2 weeks have been spent
first in, hmmm, i she ok?  then, well, no, but she’s a cat, she’ll pull through.
then, the tests.   then, denial.
then, anything to make her comfortable and to make her know she was thoroughly loved. (she did)
early this evening the time came to watch rosie fall quietly and peacefully asleep…
i can still smell you
rosie chambers.


January 15, 2009 - 11:27 pm

Natalie - We will miss you Rosie! You were so wonderful!

January 16, 2009 - 5:36 pm

cincyliving - thanks nat.

January 19, 2009 - 3:21 pm

Frances - I found your blog through Jamine Star’s. I am so sorry for your loss. The passing of our furry family members is a tough one. Thinking and praying for you and your family at this incredibly tough time. Hugs and kisses 🙂 Frances

PS love your work!

52 {strangers}

this is soooo much harder and challenging than i ever, ever thought it would be!
if i told you how many times i had my camera out with me and did not have
the nerve to go up to a stranger and talk about what i was doing…..
i’m not giving up, though.  i’m still going to go for 52…but i’m amending it to
‘within the year’
is that cheating?  no, it’s my blog!
and…i think it’s fine to use photos of strangers you have already shot…as long as they were truly strangers.
so, i think i will post another picture that i had already taken (of course;)
i took this photo on an island in greece on my honeymoon.
this sweet, mysterious little girl was sitting right outside
our alley pension… three days in a row…
same place, same dress, same forlorn look.
we would smile at her, but nothing came back.
i was so taken by her.
i think about her every now and then.
i would love to look her up now, 15 years later.


i’ve named her ‘petra’

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January 19, 2009 - 10:39 am

Julie Ann - Hi Gina,
I really like your blog…the photos, your writing, your style! I’m a total newbie and love looking at everyone’s blogs in all the different stages people are in.
I love the idea of 52 strangers too. I may have to challenge myself to do that. Looking forward to looking through more of your blog!