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The Story of MissStella1

Friday, April 16, 2021

I feel another blog coming on!! Today's blog was just a nugget from a comment made by one of the fearless leaders who so skillfully keep me accountable in my journey to a healthy life. I am new to this world of cell phones and computers and tablets and any other electronic mystery that seems to require a screen name or a pass code or a dedicated number that allows us to access our information once it is entered (that is if we (meaning me) can remember that screen name or pass code or dedicated number once it is entered. The next step was to wonder how those names are actually chosen in the first place. I decided to tell the story of Miss Stella1.So there I sat at the computer trying to come up with something cute or meaningful or hopefully short enough to fit in the space allowed and be with me for as long as it took me to make my personal health my number one concern. As I ditched every single choice I could see my sweet little girl cat - you guessed it - Stella looking at me and wondering why I didn't just give up the whole thing and come and sit with her on the couch and (cue the lightning bolt here) I decided that I would be now and forever more Miss Stella since that is how my little girl decided she should be addressed. Then I thought of my most best friend ever in the whole world, also Stella, and things just clicked from there. My bestie Stella came into my life when we were both young and married with children and not a lot of brains as to what we were supposed to do with these things called babies. Needless to say we learned together and were best friends until I lost her to cancer in 2008 at the young age of 58 and then in 2015 I had another hit when two of my cats became ill at the same time and had to be helped across the Rainbow Bridge within two weeks of each other. I was without a cat in my home and my life for the first time in many years. A friend of mine at work knew that I was grieving and had this Tuxedo cat that desperately needed a home and wondered if I would be willing to take her. I really thought about it but could not make up my mind until she showed me a picture of the sweetest looking senior cat in the world and I turned the picture over and on the back was her name (lightning bolt again) STELLA!!!!! I had lasted exactly 18 days without a cat in my home and from that day on I became Stella's human Mom and she became my feline. Miss Stella1 was born on that day and although neither of my Stellas are with me today I have made the decision to honour them both by being MissStella1 forever.
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  • DEBBY4576
    Lin, I loved you taking me thru the story of how you became MissStella. Beautiful...Thru all the losses something came to help you thru. Stella is your little angel. I think you must have seen where i just got a new kitten. I've had adult cats that I adopted but not a kitten since I was a kid. We have a very weird little Pomchi that would not have been able to handle an adult cat with all their Cattitude ha. Thanks ago for the lovely story.
    15 days ago
    Your blog is so touching and that was a lightning bolt moment to get a senior cat nonetheless and honor your bestie by giving our cat her name. I've always wanted a tuxedo cat; they are so beautiful and senior cats are sweet.
    16 days ago
    What a lovely and touching blog.May MissStella live on foreverr
    17 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    What a delightful and touching tale, a tribute to all the Stella's in your life! Thank you for sharing!
    18 days ago
  • SUSANM18
    Very sweet. All the Stella's who came into and out of your life are surely watching over you and so pleased to know they are in your thoughts every day.
    19 days ago
    How sweet. Our pets impact us so profoundly and what a beautiful way to honor your fur baby. Thanks for sharing! And I love DianeDoesSmiles comment. How very touching!
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    19 days ago
    Awwwww that's so COOL!! I LOVE how you and your friend learned about how to take care of the babies together. AND YOU KNOW I am a HUGE KITTY FAN (Glancing over at Izzy who's named after a friend ,, Izzy!! LOL Friend Izzy did NOT like the kitty before this one,, well she PRETENDED she didn't like Princey AKA Wincey who would turn herself INSIDE OUT TO get my friends Izzy attention. TO NO AVAIL!! So when Wincey passed away (I know that hurt too! SO SORRY Lin!) I got this kitty cat,, and HAHAHAHA I HAD to name her IZZY AFTER IZZY ,, so that Izzy (human) would like Izzy cat!!

    Funny how we name things. I am so happy you've had 2 Stella kitties in your life.

    My name pretty much is self explanatory or is it? Well it is, but for a reason. I went thru 3 traumatic situations within 6 months of each other. One my Mom dying, a month from her funeral we were in a bad car accident (ending up eventually the both of us in power chairs) and than being attacked. Those 3 things threw me into a severe depression. It was the early 90's before mental health became more acceptable and though not really understood. In that depression the day could be worththewhile if while grocery stopping I smiled at someone and they actually smiled back. Hence the SMILES the rest of the name,, LOL yeah that makes sense.

    Hope you can join us!
    19 days ago
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