Friday, June 7, 2013

Oh Blog, oh life.

She - Who Is Reflective
Drawing by yours truly x

Oh blog.  Why are you so hard to keep on top of?!
Oh... That's right, because life is so jam packed full of many, many wonderful things.  Things that distract us, things that keep us busy, things that consume our time.  It is such a fine art to find a perfect balance.  And really, is there even such a thing?

Lately, my heart and my entire life has been drawn towards the animal kingdom and truly, at full pelt.  The one reason why I have been absent from my normal life, is the consuming feeling of losing a pet - I don't mean to death (that I know of) but to the fact that my beautiful boy cat that I adopted last December, Milky, has gone missing.  He vanished on the 17th of April and despite my best efforts in trying to get any leads on his whereabouts, he has done a complete Houdini act and slipped away. 

My door and my heart will always be open for when this beautiful boy decides to return home.  I do hope it is sooner rather than later.  He has two new brothers here who are dying to meet him... and his old friend Harry the Labrador puppy misses him so much.  We all miss you dearly beautiful Milky, please come home.

Clyde & William - my newly adopted fur kids.

Since Milky vanished, I have submerged myself in multiple groups and pages on Facebook about all things animal and pet related - lost and found sites, rescue pages, adoption pages, anything you can think of - I've clicked "like" or "join" no doubt.  Before I adopted Milky from my dear friend Angela, I toyed with the idea of adopting a cat from Just Cats Tasmania - at the time, I was still mourning the loss of my beautiful old Birman girl Blossom who lived until she was 17 years of age - but as time is the best healer and as the saying goes, everything happens for a reason, Milky came into my life when he did and stitched up the hole in my heart.  I truly thank him for that.  He showed me that it is okay to love another animal again, regardless of the circumstances.  When he vanished, the hole was ripped open again, I felt distraught and as corny as it sounds, incomplete!  I spent a month pushing "Come Home Milky" on all facets of social media, staked out tip-off sights and visited the RSPCA in hopes that he ended up there... I did everything within my power. 

And then I saw William's sweet little stripy face.
It truly was love at first sight.  I committed to William and waited patiently until he was ready to come home with me... and then I fell for Clyde and ultimately, Clyde became mine as well!
Needless to say, the animal love in my home at the moment is HUGE.  Imagine how much bigger the love would be if Milky walked on in...

From Tasmania and have a pet, or love animals, you better like this page!

Another foot note of this massive personal journey of following my heart lead me to a volunteer role as a member of the admin team for the Tasmanian Lost Pet Register.  Both Toni and Alycia did amazing, supportive work helping me to get Milky's name, face and flyers out to the public through their page - although I didn't get the result I had hoped for, I still appreciated and admired the work that they did and of course, do on a daily basis.  When they posted an expression of interest in volunteering, I knew it was fate.  I knew I had to be on that team.  I wanted others to have their happy endings!  I wanted to help! 

So, the last month or so has been a roller coaster ride, as you have just read, (if you stuck out this massive blog post!) but I am now getting back on the horse of life and trying my hardest to find my balance, my happy place and getting back in the zone of creativity and loving life.