Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 15 April 2013

9 Days of Worry

 

I have struggled to put this into words, Poppy is missing. She went outside on Sunday 6th, in the afternoon, and did not come back for dinner that night.

That  gut wrenching, utterly sick feeling, heartache, and more.

I have called, walked, phoned everyone near and far, driven to other streets,  and last week she was at a farm, and then  she had been seen at another place,  a good distance from here. Yesterday another lady thought she had seen her on Sunday. It is so hard not to wonder, not to worry.

I hope, I cry, I   totally despair, I  wonder,I  try so hard not to imagine the worst, and  I wait . Not knowing is  the worst.We have lost Toto and Finn, but were able to say goodbye.

poppy 2006 

Poppy & lamb

Poppy on Purple

I cannot give up yet, but know as each day passes, the reality might need to be accepted.

Quotation of the day from  Alfred Tennyson

“ If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…

I  could walk through my garden forever”

Greetings from Jean

27 comments:

Susan Heather said...

Oh, I do feel for you Jean - it is devastating when a pet goes missing. I hope she turns up soon.

Nancy J said...

Yes Susan, thanks for caring.She has 2 distinctive markings,so if anyone sees her, can be fairly sure who it is, but the waiting is too hard. Jean.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...


Oh Jean what a worry. Dear little Poppy. Hope she comes home soon.
HUGS
Linda

Nancy J said...

Ta Linda, your words help so much. Jean.

Julie Fukuda said...

I can just imagine the worry and pain, having been there before. I pray for a good outcome for all.

Nancy J said...

Julie,worry is not doing any good, but I cannot help it. Thanks so much for caring and sharing with me. Jean.

Lyn said...

Thinking of you, and hoping little Poppy comes home soon

Maureen said...

Oh Jean, how very sorry I am to hear about Poppy, she looks to be a real sweetheart. I do so hope that she comes in the door very soon, or that you hear of another sighting and are able to go get her back. You are in my thoughts.
Maureen

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh dear Jean ~ My heart aches for you and the loss of little Poppy. If she turns up, what 'joy' if she doesn't remember all the love and joy she brought to your life.

Losing our critter friends is really hard, as they have become part of our family.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Jenny said...

Oh Jean, what a terrible worry for you. I do hope your beloved Poppy returns home safe and sound.

Georgia said...

So hard. Hoping for news soon.

Barb said...

Poppy is still missing? I was hoping she'd come home. Very sad, Jean. I can see that you'd be worried - I would be too. Hugs to you.

Ashling said...

Jean, I am sooo sorry. I can absolutely understand the worry, fear, sadness. I hope & pray that Poppy makes her way home soon, safe and sound. I look forward to seeing the happy blog post when she returns!

Nancy J said...

Thank you all so much, words of comfort and care, helping so much. The unknown is so much harder than knowing the worst, I would accept that if I knew. Tears as I read your lovely words and thoughts. Jean.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Oh I´m so sorry...where can she be?? Hope you will find her...

Michaele said...

Oh dear Nancy! Be encouraged that she is a cat and not a dog, as cats sometimes do make it back. She is such a sweetheart.

Carol Mattingly said...

My heart aches for you Jean and I shall pray for her to be safe and find her way home. Stay strong.

Jim said...

Oh Jean! This is so heart-wrenching to hear. I truly hope Poppy will return. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Kat said...

My sweet friend, I am so sorry!! Sending love and hugs your way. I hope that you don't have to wait much longer, I have been in that position and I know how much your heart is breaking. xoxox

KB said...

Oh Jean, I am so sorry. I hope, with all my heart, that Poppy shows up. Our friend Vickie from Bert's blog found Allred after quite a long absence. I hope that miracle happens to you.

Nancy J said...

Thank you all so much, from my heart.This seems so insignificant after the Boston tragedy,but very real here each day.I can only hope, and read your words of love,care and comfort all over again. Jean.

Kate said...

Poor little Poppy, and poor Jean. Around here, well meaning people take in cats they assume to be strays and sometimes their owners find them, months later. I hope that is what has happened.

Tanya said...

Oh dear. How I hate it when a pet gets lost. I think I would go crazy. I hope someone wonderful has taken her in... I've heard it happen. Don't give up hope.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I just scanned down and read this post about Poppy--I'm so sorry. I know how it is to worry because you care so very, very much. Do not give up hope and I won't either. ♥♥♥

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm so sorry Jean -- I've had cats go missing too. They like to roam and I believe, sometimes, find themselves in another caring home. At least, I hope so.

Gayle said...

So sorry for your loss of Poppy. Not knowing is so difficult. I hope you are given some answers.

Nancy J said...

Your words help so much, I continue to hope, and yes, an answer would be a miracle.Thank you all for caring so much. Greetings from Jean