I, Cat Woman…

Hi everyone… I know things have been pretty silent here at The Last Drive In... Though I love the sound of crickets myself, I wouldn’t want my readers and friends to think I’ve abandoned my little blog. Many of you know that I am an avid cat lover. I spent all summer doing very critical as well as intense rescue work. We saved many wonderful lives who now have a chance at a good life. We also had some tragic things happen. It’s been bitter-sweet for me. A few weeks ago, one of my little rescue feral kittens whom I’d spent months and months gentling, who had finally grown to trust me and love me, succumbed to a horrible disease called panleukopenia.

Mikey became my little guy but tragically he did not survive and I watched him suffer, til it was necessary to let him move on… I’ve been so heartbroken, that it’s left me speechless and unable to write about the films and television shows that fill me up with nostalgic joy.

As much as I’d love to reach out and talk about rare film, quirky actors and the tangents that make for great conversation, I”m still just so struck silent by my heartbreak. It’s hard to explain what these little souls can come to mean to you. They become, your best friend, a family member and at times seemingly like ‘soul mates’ who manage to teach us about life and show us a way of loving that people can’t even seem to do. Cats are so sacred to me… each one unique.

Mikey was my little guy. I miss him terribly. His two brothers Archibald and Sidney are here with me… they survived the virus. And I hold a special place for Mikey who touched my life for such a brief moment, that his leaving, took a piece of my heart with him.

Anyway… I do plan on writing for my blog again soon. Actually I’m due to present my 500th Anniversary post which will be an overview of my all time favorite film Robert Wise’s THE HAUNTING!

So forgive this little cat girl her silence, as she’s needed time to process all the things she’s seen over this volatile summer of animal rights work and boots on the ground rescue, I need a little more quiet time to heal, but MonsterGirl will be back!!!!!!!

Love you all

Joey

Simone Simon Cat People
The Lovely Simone Simon in Val Lewton’s Cat People 1942

3 thoughts on “I, Cat Woman…

  1. So sorry for the loss of Mikey. :( Thank you for the rescue work that you do. Take as much time as you need. We’ll be here waiting when you make your grand return!

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