|Ruth with a favorite treat|
It has been a difficult year for Ruth. Her husband, Joe, died on November 1, 2013. He was buried at the Keokuk, Iowa National Cemetery on November 3, 2013. This would have been their 65th wedding anniversary. There are many stories about Ruth and Joe, but I will let her share them when she chooses. This winter the Polar Vortex did not spare Keokuk from the icy, cold and snowy weather. Ruth was not able to visit Joe's gravesite until last week when spring made travel possible.
|Keokuk, Iowa National Cemetery (a small part)|
|A Purrrrrrfect Fit|
I am going to use Ruth's own words to introduce us to Willie. It is another example at how a pet can be that needed link of love to help us through hard times.
|Just hanging out|
Now I say "a" special toy. He has misplaced several and I just purchased three more packages (3/pkg.) that may last for a while. He likes to hide them.
|Did you call me?|
Most everyone has never heard of a cat playing fetch. He is a sweetie and so much company for me to help me get through some rough days yet. I miss Joe so very much. Having Willie helps me through those rough days. I didn't realize how much company and companionship they bring to those who have lost a loved one. "
|My favorite footstool to watch my cartoons|
|Save some for me|