I know, I know. Catchy title. I’ve gotten behind a bit here.

A bit of housekeeping first. For some reason my blog software has stopped emailing me almost all of the comments you leave here. Once in a while one comes through, but mostly not. This is a royal pain in the butt, since it means I have to check back here to see if anybody has commented, and if I use the WP dashboard to reply, it puts it in the comments after the post instead of emailing you directly.

I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve wasted in the past few months trying to fix it. It is WAY too much trouble to think about switching to a different blog platform. So if I don’t respond, it’s because I didn’t see your comment until it was enough later to make it seem silly to respond. If you have a specific question, please email me directly at loretteirene at comcast dot net.


Those of you who follow me on FB know that our little Lucy died a few weeks ago. She had gradually been fading, and when we had a long out of town trip planned, we knew she wasn’t going to last until we got back. I just haven’t had the heart to post about it here until now. Here are a couple of the last photos I took of her.



We had a vet who does house calls come and take care of her at home. We got her ashes back this past week, along with some little nose and paw prints. Those made me just sit right down and cry.

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I guess after that, I’m sort of done updating today. I’ll tell you about the latest dyeing and spinning projects next time.

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About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Update! — 12 Comments

  1. RIP Lucy, you will be missed by many!
    I have my Jaxon in an urn and my P-Man in a similar box. They kind of creep me out and comfort me at the same time but I do like knowing they are still with me in some small way.

  2. awww……I am so sorry. But thank you for the caring and love you give your animals – in sickness and in health. What a lovely way to remember your beloved Lucy!

  3. Oh, Loretta. I am so sorry for you, John, and Lewie. Lucy made sure you had another kitty to snuggle in this difficult time.

  4. So sorry about your losing Lucy. I have all my kitties’ urns and paw prints, plus the whiskers and milk teeth they’ve shed. Losing a animal companion is so difficult. Keep the memories going.

  5. Hello Lorette, I am so sorry for the loss of Lucy, I have a Lucy and she’s been with me pretty much through all my cancers and is a great caregiver and our family would certainly feel the loss, my thoughts are with you 🐈

  6. I was so sorry to hear about your pretty and sweet girl, but you know you did the right thing.

    When we picked up Dug’s ashes, there was a little package attached with a picture of him from the vet’s office the first time he was there, a paw print, and a lock of his fur. That did me in nearly as much as losing him in the first place, though I think it is one of the loveliest things ever.

    Take care. xo