Today is a very sad day in my household. We took our cat Shelby to the vet today to have her put to sleep. Shelby fought a long hard battle with kidney disease for the past several years. Really, the actual “battle” was fought hardest over the past year. She actually made it look easy. This little creature that weighed about 5lbs (or less at times), cheated death more than nine times over the past year. The past year with Shelby has changed my life in ways I am sure I don’t even know right now. I am eternally grateful for every minute we had with her. It is amazing, the enormous void such a tiny cat has left in our life.
Well it’s been an enjoyable month of daily posts. I realize I wasn’t really designing something new each day but sharing my thoughts on these photos was a healthy exercise for me. Being a designer is not always about creating. It is important to study the world around you and reflect on what things seem to be communicating without words.
I swore (to myself) that I was not going to do dedications, or birthdays, or holidays with CC 2012. However I ran out of time today and I am busy administering a Facebook page that is having a virtual party for a kitty birthday. So I am posting a design I made to plug that event.
This is my cat Shelby who has diagnosed with Kidney disease several years ago. For nearly a year she has been battling the disease and has overcome hurdle after hurdle. We never imagined that she would live to see her birthday today, but she is still fighting. Rock on Shelby and Happy Birthday!