Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Love Letter to 2009


2009 - I hate you. Throw-myself-on-the-floor-and-kick-and-scream-and-throw-a-tantrum-and-show-the-entire-world-my-butt-for-eternity-kind-of-hate. It usually takes me a few weeks to remember to start writing the new year on checks, papers, etc. but I can promise you that I will have no such problems remembering that you are gone this time around. Not that you promised much, but you took away so very much. Almost everything. Almost my sanity.

And to the universe: You can continue to kick me all you want. Ultimately what will happen is that you will kick me harder and harder and I will get stronger and stronger. Despite your best efforts and excellent aim, I'm still here, you bastard. Maybe pick on someone your own size in 2010?

To my friends all around the world - thank you for caring even when I didn't, thank you for keeping me alive even when I hoped not to be.

To my cats, the furry guardians of my soul, your warmth and willingness to sit on my lap at all hours of the day or night and not flinch when my tears rained down upon your heads, sometimes was the only warmth during some very cold days.

To my best friend in the entire world Bogart Handsome Devil, to call you just my dog does you a huge disservice. Your ever-ready-ness to explore the world and your endless curiosity continue on the fine tradition that Klaus taught you (he would be PROUD). I learn something new either from you or because of you every day.

And to Klaus. I miss you, husband-o.

Love,

Lulu

27 comments:

Sunny,Scooter,Shamus&Jamie said...

all we can say is, while a different relationship, we understand......
and we are as sorry for you as we are for us.
Please eat some black eyed peas Jan 1!!!!
Wish there were words. But there are not.
((((((((((big ol Texas Hugs))))))))
Sunny, Scooter, Shamus & Jamie

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

and amen to your post. Come on 2010- bring it on!
Hugs from Bentley Beargrass and his family.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Dear Lulu, I would die if I lost Tom!!!!!!!!!
I can feel your love for Klaus!!!
In 35 minutes it will be 2010 a new beginning.
I wisk good things for you and Bogart!!!

Big hugs, Fern

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Lulu...YOU ROCK! We love you...and so admire your words here...

We send hugs to you, the kitties and to dear dear Bogart...he is a handsome devil and is totally there for ya...

May 2010 be a kinder more gentle year for you....

Much love,


Scruffy, Lacie, Stanny and Mumsie

RILEY AND STAR said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR BOGART,

WE HOPE 2010 WILL BE A MUCH BETTER YEAR FOR YOU ALL AND JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE LOTS OF FRIENDS OUT THERE WHO LOVE YOU!
lUV,
RILEY AND STAR.

Kimo and Sabi said...

We wish you a healthy and happy new year 2010!

Noah the Airedale said...

We send hugs to you mate.

D x
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Maggie and Mitch said...

We love you guys!
Happy New Year! We hope 2010 will be a much happier year for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ruby said...

All the best for a good 2010. We enjoy your blog a lot. Thanks.

cheers,
Ruby and Gracie

Dawn said...

Hugs from Michigan. May 2010 be a softer kinder year for you. And may ladybugs visit you often.

Mango said...

Oh Lulu! What a terrible year you had. It is unimaginable! Our thoughts are with you for a better 2010.

Mango Momma

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We will stand by you during this coming year hoping that you will see the goodness that is all around you. Whether intended or not, you have made us think and made us appreciate and made us realize that this world can be a brutal place to be and at the same time a blessed place to be.

Hugs to you for the coming year - it's gotta be better than the last - for us, too☺

The Airechicks said...

Lulu - Bogart & Kitties:

2010 will not be easier just a new adventure.

Different reasons to get up and go on new adventures, explore new places, meet new people & always remember the people we love and keep them safe in our hearts.

To love and be loved costs alot yet it's a price we'll pay. Klaus is always with his family - you're touched and to be touched with all that love is a good thing.

We love you and hope to always be part of your world....

XXoooXXoooXXoooXXoo

Lorenza said...

Lulu and Bogart...
We love you too and we hope all your wishes come true this 2010!
We understand how much you hate 2009. Sooo... Welcome New Year!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

vermonthiker said...

Lulu and Bogart,

Woolly Bear and I have been reading your blog all year, and have been so impressed with your fortitude and strength.

We both wish you and yours a peaceful, happy, and healthy New Year!

Sara and Woolly Bear

Maggie and Mitch said...

We have an award for you, Bogie! Check out our blog when you get a chance!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Inky and Molly said...

Klaus wouldn't want you to be unhappy or sad. Take the Bogart and make 2010 the best year yet!

esrose said...

you guys are in my heart

a long hard year for sure

so much for you to handle

and you moved through with dignity and grace

hugs all around

booker harrell/rose,

I am 7. i can't tell how old my dads are

Moco said...

We wish you much happiness in the year to come.

Agatha and Archie said...

And remember..we are all right there beside you........so here's to 2010...may it bring you only inner peace...Love A+A

Joe Stains said...

We are hoping for only wonderful things for you and your fur family in 2010.

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Lulu, we really believe 2010 will be much, much better to you. You have the right attitude. Keep moving forward, with the best memories of the past.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Peace to you Lulu and that handsome devil, Boggie too. Many times your words lifted our spirits. Thank you for being you and sharing your beautiful self with us.
x-cassie, BabyRocketDog and Hootie too

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Molly, Monty, Taffy and I wish you and Bogart a much much happier year.

Here's to 2010.

H.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Lulu,
You are one strong lady and Bogart is your knight!! Here's to a new start in 2010 we wish you peace and happiness and good health.
Madi and Mom

Deetz said...

Very well said. I tip my glass of wine and bow my head to you our dear friend. Even though we have never met, I hold you dear in my heart. Here's to 2010, bring it on!
Deetzy and Family

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