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.