Hi everyone, Katie here.
With only six days before the fat man comes flying in on his sleigh, I thought it would be helpful to provide an official COUNTDOWN.
I've had visions of freeze dried salmon and shiny new scratching posts dancing in my head.... But Glogirly has reminded me that this thing we call Christmas is about much, much more. So this week, we're going to reflect on the people that have influenced us. Friends and family that have made our own little world a better place.
It's about unconditional love and taking care of each other.
I've heard that the best gifts come in small packages.
According to Glogirly, they actually come in no package at all. These are gifts from the heart.
Today, I want to tell you about a gift from a Hart. Meg S Hart, that is. Most of you know Meg as Fin's mom, from Housecat Confidential. Glogirly and I have had fun looking at the world through Fin's feline eyes for the past couple of years.
When Glogirly and I decided to start our own blog in 2009, we had no idea there were other blogging cats out there. Then we found Fin.
Housecat Confidential was the first cat blog we found. Of course we started reading right away. We felt an instant connection to Fin and her humans. We wrote our first comment ever for Fin. Fin's mom was quick to stop by our blog and introduce herself. In fact, she took Glogirly under her wing to show her the ropes.
She told Glogirly about the Cat Blogosphere, taught her how to post links to our blog and how to find other cat blogging friends. We soon found a whole new world of friends.
My friend Fin.
Fin and Meg were quick to send emails when life became challenging or sad. They'd share in our triumphs and leave funny comments to make us smile.
When Fin and Meg decided to publish their book, Housecat Confidential, we got to read it before it even went to print! We have our own pawtographed copy too.
Fin and Meg taught us that friendships can grow across many miles, even across the blogosphere.
Yesterday, Fin and Meg taught us something else we will never forget.
In Meg's new blog, Hart Stories, she wrote about Fin:
"Her (Fin's) world was much smaller, but somehow much richer too. I started to realize that she had everything she needed to be happy within our home, and when I opened my heart I realized I did too. I started a journey to find the same joy and wonder in life and within myself, and I stopped looking for outside things to make me happy."
Meg's discovery is a perfect lesson for this time of year and for every day. She's right, everything we need is right here. I don't really need a new scratching post or brand new toys. I have Glogirly and Gloman. My family. I have you, my friends. I don't need my fancy freeze dried salmon. My dry kibble is just fine as long as Glogirly puts it in my dish.
Thank you Meg for reminding us that we don't have to look far for all we need.
Be sure to stop by Meg's new blog and say hello. We think it's a place you'll want to come back to again and again.