September 28, 2009 9


By in Art, Life, Me, Pets

My cat Thurston passed away two months ago this past Saturday it it pretty much put a pretty big damper on my summer. He became pretty ill at the end of June with Chronic-Active Renal Insufficiency. He rallied after a few days but most of my focus was diverted to making sure he felt well and trying different low protein food options that he would eat. He only liked the sauce in the spaghettios and wasn’t crazy about mac and cheese. At the end of July he suddenly stopped eating and went downhill very quickly. On Sunday July 26 we had to make an emergency trip to the vet and I decided it was best for Thurston to let him go.

I kind of lost the ambition I had built up for any kind of summer renovating project at that point. It took Chloe (my dog) and I all of August and most of September to adjust to a house without Thurston and it’s still a little bit lonely sometimes without him, especially on these chilly fall days.

Recently, when talking with a friend of mine, I got inspired thinking about a small renovating project for my downstairs office. I really don’t use it as an office much anymore since I got a laptop, but I still have a desk in there with my round-based iMac, paper-work storage in the form of a nice antique mini-armoire and a bookshelf. There is also a coat closet with a vinyl accordion door and some nice built in shelves. The whole room is wood paneled. Anyway, I’ll have to post some pictures.

Suffice to say, I’m thinking of a possible mini-makeover. Some paint on the wood paneling, new curtain rods and curtains, a new desk, more wall shelves and a new bookcase. I have a lot of collectibles. So, I’m thinking this week I’ll post some pictures and maybe people can give me some ideas. What do you think Anna?

On a final note, I’m almost done with a painting I have been working on for a long time. It’s been 14 years since I’ve done a new painting, and I’m very excited to be painting again. I honestly don’t know why I’ve waited so long to start painting again, but I’m glad I’ve started.

9 Responses to “ideas…”

  1. Carrie says:

    The story of Thurston is very touching. Animals can touch our lives so deeply. I don't know what I would do without mine. I am very sorry for your loss. I am glad you are painting again.

  2. Peggy says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! Thurston looks like a real cutie. Hope your blogging inspiration returns soon, am looking forward to read about that office make over!

  3. Adam says:

    Thank you Carrie and Tina!

  4. Jo in NZ says:

    Just echoing the others' comments, really, Adam, and sending my condolences. I am a cat lover myself. Their beautiful little personalities loom so very large in our homes, and are much missed when no longer there. Look forward to more renos when you are inspired..

  5. April in CT says:

    Adam I'm so terribly sorry to hear about Thurston and my heart goes out to you and your dog Chloe.

  6. Adam says:

    Thank you so much April!

  7. i am so sorry to read about thurston. pets are so special & important, it takes time to adjust to them not being around anymore.
    painting is a theraputic as is some renovating. i hope these things can keep your mind occupied.

    (i am belinda, a friend of annas's by the way!)

  8. Adam says:

    Thank you Belinda, it is nice to meet you! Painting has helped me very much, as has spending a lot of time with my dog Chloe.

  9. purejuice says:

    loss of pets is amazingly painful, i'm so sorry. glad to hear you are painting, even if this msg is months later.

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