Monday Musings ~ May 3, 2021

You may have noticed we’ve been absent lately. A death in the family has taken an emotional toll on my heart and posting has been the last thing on my mind. When I returned home from being with the family, I was greeting by a deck of cards on the floor along with a certain card shark. Through my tears from the unbearable loss our family has suffered, the clouds over my heart lifted for a just a moment. Today’s moral…never play cards with the Ninja. This girl plays to win and will eat you alive.


Live, love, bark! 🐾

76 thoughts on “Monday Musings ~ May 3, 2021

  1. So very sorry about your loss Monika!! I did miss your posts but totally understand, blogging does take a backseat in these situations!! Many hugs to you, and prayers for comfort. So glad you have Elsa and Norman to help bring you smiles right now. Elsa definitely looks like the card shark! Take her to Vegas. 🙂

    1. Thanks. Thankfully they’ve been aware something is amiss and are staying fairly close to my side. They’re gentle attention has been comforting.

    1. Thank you. Both dogs are doing their level best to help our wounded hearts.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss, Monika. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Sending lots of love and hugs and more love and more hugs.

  3. Charlee: “We’re sorry to hear about the death in your family.”
    Chaplin: “We Hipsters send lots of purrs your way!”
    Lulu: “And I send fluffy tail wags! And also, I hope that card shark didn’t clean you out completely. Looks like a lot of aces in that paw!”

    1. Clearly, Elsa is a ruthless card player. Thanks for the purrs and tail wags. We appreciate it.

  4. I am so sorry to read of your loss. I wondered where you’d been, and I was hoping for very different news. I am sending you hugs and love.

    1. Thank you. You dogs sure know how to bring smiles to sad huMoms at just the right moments.

  5. oh no, I must get a hold of you. It’s been crazy, I’m not around much online at all anymore.. I am so deeply sorry. May their memory be a blessing (((hugs)))

    1. Many thanks, Caren.; appreciate your kind words. As someone who herself has suffered a family loss, you understand just what I’m experiencing. We must catch up soon-it’s been too long. Hugs to your sweet fur-pals.

  6. Deer Miss Monika mee an LadyMew are FURRY sorry that you had a death inn yore furamillee. Pleese accept our sinseer sympaffiess on yore loss.
    May yore memoreess bee a comfert to you now an furr-ever.
    Mee hopess Sweet Norman an deer elsa will bee a comfert to you two.
    ***purrss*** an ~~head rubss~~BellaDharma~~ an {{huggiess}} LadyMew

    1. Thank you for the gentle message of comfort. It is so appreciated.

      1. Iss hard to lose a loved on Miss Monika an wee wish wee cuud bee there to {{huggie}} you (LadyMew’ss job) an give you ~~head rubss~~ (mee job).
        You take all THE time you need. Come back to bloggin when you are abell. Wee bee ehre!
        **purrss** BellaDharma

        1. Many thanks. Yes, it will take a while before things seem normal. Right now, they are mostly numb and raw but we know we need to make some progress each day. 💙

          1. Toetallee understand Miss Monika…wee are heer fore YOU! LadyMew sayss THE numm-ness can take quite a while to wear off….butt it DOES at sum point. Bee gentell on yoreself OKay?
            **purrss** BellaDharma

            1. I will keep your wise thoughtful words at the ready. Thank you, friend.

    1. Many thanks. The comforting thoughts from everyone has been helpful toward healing from this hard loss.

    1. Many thanks, Frank. Appreciate the kind words. It’s been so hard but with the passage of time, hopefully the heartache will diminish.

  7. Oh noes! So very sorry to hears abouts your loss. 💔 Sendin’ you lots and lots of {{{hugs}}} and slobbery kisses and AireZens. Oh, and Elsa, if you wants to play…bring it on!!!! BOL!!!
    Ruby ♥

    1. Thanks so much, Ruby. The hugs and slobbery kisses definitely make us smile.
      P.S. I dunno about playing cards with Elsa. She’s a pretty hard core card shark.🦈

    1. Thanks for the kind words. This one will take a while to process but we’ve been lucky by the kindness of Blogville.

  8. So very sorry to hear your news.. Annabell and I send you our condolences and let you know that you will be in our prayers. From what little I understand about Ninjas, they seem to know things and understand that you needed a temporary relief from your upset, so your Ninja provided it for you.. Take care of each other – we will be thinking of you, the family and the Ranch Hands.

    1. So grateful for your and Annabell’s kind thoughts. Yes, I think both Elsa and Norman realize things are definitely amiss but the comforting thoughts of all our digital friends, we’re hanging in there.

  9. I clicked on “Like” out of habit, but let’s just go with it was because I like YOU. I hate that you lost a dearly loved one, and will be keeping you in prayer as your life slowly returns to normal. The Ninja no doubt-along with Stormin’ Norman – will keep putting smiles on your face when you least expect it.

    1. Thank you so much. I’m so grateful for the friendship so many have shown us. The Ranch Hands have been a great comfort.

  10. You were missed but I hoped it was because of happy circumstances. Sadness to hear it was because of a loss in the family. Sympathies and condolences from us all.

    1. Many thanks for your sympathies and condolences. They are most appreciated.

    1. Thanks, Deb. Both Norman and Elsa are doing their level best to bring some joy to my aching heart.

    1. Many thanks, Sue. It means the world to me so many have kept us in their thoughts and prayers.

    1. Many thanks, Helen. So appreciate your kindness. Both Elsa and Norman seem to understand and have been doing their level best to cheer me up.

  11. Oh my. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that good memories can bring a smile or two through the sadness. My hope is that your “Ninja Girl” provides comic relief through those periods of ups and downs that are sure to follow for a spell. And just so you know, my old man The Poodle is seriously impressed with Ninja-Girl. He’s never been one for cards but he’s rethinking it now…. May the days ahead wrap you and yours in peace and comfort amidst the pain and sadness. 🙏

  12. I’m so very sorry for your loss, Monika. I did notice you were missing, but we’ve been so busy celebrating our 21st anniversary that I’ve done little else.

    Big healing hugs, my friend. Scritches to the pups and a smooch to Norman. ♥

  13. So VERY sorry for your loss dear Monika…’s like having the rug pulled out from under you isn’t it. But we understand – truly. Just take it easy and let your heart tell you when you’re ready for more.

    Hugs, Pam
    p.s. That’s a mighty cute card shark!

  14. we are so sorry that you lost someone you loved and who was an important part of your life…hugs to you… and yes… playing cards with dogs is challenge…no chance to win…

  15. So sorry M for your loss and grief! I can’t bring myself to click the like button on this post so just know that I am thinking of you. I know the ranch hands will bring you some comfort over the coming days and weeks. 🙏

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