Wow~I am truly overwhelmed by the good wishes, witty sayings and wonderful graphics in this thread. Thank you to all of you, it is because of your presence here, your questions and your curiousity that keeps me growing and going, probing me to do more research, write better articles that will help more people. It is because of you that I have been inspired to write a book about feral cats and share what I know and what I learned.
It has been a truly incredible day. First of all I paid off all my vet bills!
I am now at a zero balance with my three vets.
Mike took me to breakfast to my favorite restaurant and then we ran around and bought more goodies for inside the enclosure and stuff for the horses. I came home to calls on the machine from old friends and relatives, and it has just been a really nice schedule-less day.
Yes, Steph and I share the same birthday, I have just had them longer than she has!
Thanks too for the private cards and messages. I have to laugh, I keep getting the same card from different cat lovers. it's on hallmark.com and it shows a tiger-striped kitty and two yellow couches. Suddenly the kitty goes into hyper mode, and at the end one of the couches says Happy and the other Birthday. The message reads, "Hope you like your birthday card, I made it from scratch!" It is truly hilarious, and one would think I must like cats or something?
I received some wonderful presents, exotic coffees and chocolates from far off places, a beautiful cat throw, some arabian perfume and a wall hanging that was handmade. I was dreading this 50th birthday, I don't know why, but I was. It has turned out to be the best one yet. I had to laugh this morning when we woke up, I asked Mike if I looked any older? He looked at me carefully and said "no, you just look tired!" With 9 relatives that just left here after spending several days with us, tired does fit-
Thank you again all of you- you are all so special-