Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My Buddy Benny

So, where were we? Knitless blogging and packing I think, right? Well, we'll start there anyway.

Knitting update? Not a lot. Strictly a little Christmas knitting that I can't show ya. Nothing too ambitious though, I assure you.

Mostly I have been working on getting things set up for our move. We have a pretty-much-empty storage space now as well as a hasn't-yet-been-used private mail box. Now I just need to get things moved to their respective receptacles. Bleah. Not fun work.

I have also been looking into what needs to be done to be able to take our cats with us to India and was thrilled that it looks like it can be done! Then yesterday as a part of that I took the cats to the vet to get all of their vaccinations up to date and to have them micro-chipped. When we arrived home the vet called me to let me know that Benny has a heart murmur (why didn't she tell me when we were there?!) At first I thought, "Oh! Poor thing!" and then as she went on and explained some of the possible causes and such it occurred to me that this might make it so that he cannot go with us. I cried. Then I felt ridiculous because I cried. Then I realized how often Benny keeps me company and I cried some more. Somehow I never realized how much I care for this silly cat. Dang, now I'm crying again.

He follows me around the house when he wants attention or just wants to know I am there. If he is out in the backyard and I call him or whistle, he comes running. When Bryan is out of town he usually knows and comes to sleep with me. He always knows when I need a little extra love and is there for me. What am I going to do if I don't have Benny? And then there is Ashley. Ashley is Benny's sister and they have always been together. If Benny can't go would it be right to take Ashley? Am I going to have to find a home for the two of them? I can't think about this right now. I will just have to take this one step at a time.

I took him back to the vet today to have some more tests done to determine the cause and severity of said heart murmur, but now I am concerned that the stress of a 20+ hour flight would not be so good for him. Benny is my buddy. I would really miss him.


Jean said...

Aww, Benny sounds like a wonderful guy. One of the very special among our furry friends. I hope a good, happy solution shows itself very soon.

linnakat said...

You have my most heartfelt sympathy -- what I wouldn't do to have the furry critters with me! I really really hope everything works out!

Debbie Ann said...

wow! I am happy to find your blog even though I do not knit (though my friend dangerpudding does and she was here looking for a yarn store and never found one), anyway I moved from SF to Bangalore in Feb. and am finally 'adjusting' - everything you said is so familiar - feeling ohso WHITE!

Mostly I have been blogging on LiveJournal:

and sometimes here:

and my partner Charles Haynes posts on Bangalore Metroblogs and also here:

When do you get to Bangalore? I would be happy to be a resource in anyway that I can.

my email is

Helen Bratko said...

Oh dear ((Cindy)) I hope things can work out so you can take Benny. Pets can be such a comfort.

When do you leave? We need to have a mom's night out for all your home schooling friends. Let me know when would be a good time?

Denise said...

Benny sounds like such a sweet kitty! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all works out well and he can go with you.

Didi B said...

I really hope he can go with you, I was looking into an overseas move a year ago and decided I couldn't take the plunge due to my inability to bring my cats with me. I wish I could help!

Cindy/Snid said...

I just want everyone to know that I really appreciate all of your kind thoughts about Benny. I will keep you posted, but the next step is to have an x-ray and ultrasound to determine how serious it is.

Thank you again!

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Stuff all that for a game of soldiers. Benny goes with you, and that's all there is to it. Do you think he would LIKE to be left behind in a clinic? Come on! He will be absolutely fine, and even if in the worst scenario he cashed in his clogs on arrival, he'd be with the people he loves best. Way to go! Pack his little bag RIGHT NOW!