Jun 20, 2021

Happy Day 😍 Sunday June 20th ~

 Where there is great love there are always miracles...

I still can't believe MacGyver came back home. 
 Especially when I think of where he was and how far
 he had to go.  I'm at a loss for words.  Just extremely
 happy and grateful.  Good things do happen 😍


Someone was definitely watching over him.  
I really prayed for MacGyver to find his way home.


Sunday.  Not much planned, looking forward to 
a relaxing day.  I am happy and content.


It's Father's day in the USA.  A happy day to all
 the great father's out there and especially to my dad.
Dad a son's first hero, a daughters first love.


Your mind will answer most questions if 
you learn to relax and wait for the answer...

~Nadiya~

Jun 19, 2021

Saturday June 19th ~

 Don't let the sun go down without saying thank 
you to someone, and without admitting to yourself
 that absolutely no one gets this far alone...

Yesterday Arvid and I once again set out looking
 for MacGyver.  An hour and fifteen minutes later, no 
sightings.  We left.  I had already gone out two times 
prior to us going together. Not a sight of him.


I did not think a "stray" cats disappearance 
would affect me this much.  Well it has.  


I know cats can find their way back home. 
 Heard so many stories and living example of that 
is Victoria and Michael's kitty.  He was missing for
 more than a month in Norway.  We all kept saying ,
 "he will come back."  You see Loffen, their kitty
 had done it before, but not for so long.


Miracles of all miracles, Loffen came back home
 safely.  What I'm trying to get to is that in my heart I 
was hoping MacGyver would also be able to find his 
way home πŸ™.  MacGyver only knew his little area 
where he lived, and never ventured too far from it.


In order for MacGyver to come home from where
 he escaped he would have to cross a busy road.
  He's never done that before.  He would have
 to climb a little hill where the wild dogs live.  


They are all terrified of the dogs because every 
so often the wild dogs show un in their area.  Those
 days the kitties hide  😒and never come for foodies. 
 They are more terrified of the dogs than of hunger.


This morning I went walking extra early.  The other
 kitties still need foodies.  Was planning on going out again 
looking for MacGyver in the area he escaped.  As I was
 giving food to Marbles, who jumps up but MacGyver.


I don't know how he did it, but MacGyver found
 his way back home.  He found Marbles and he's
 back in the safety of his own home.  I am 
just thankful, grateful and speechless.


Arvid is still asleep, but I know he will also
 be happy when he hears the news.  Sniff is also
 happily sleeping.  All is good on this extra
beautiful Saturday morning.  Thank you πŸ™


Thank you.  I will forever be
 grateful to you for your help...

~Nadiya~

Jun 18, 2021

Friday June 18th ~ MacGyver Is Gone ~

I want to take all our best moments, put
 them in a jar, and take them out like cookies 
and savor each one of them forever....

Did my walk.  Met up with the little ones.  They are fed and
 happy for now.  Will be seeing them again this afternoon for their 
second feeding.  Time to stock up on more kitty foodies today.


Nothing planned as of right now for the weekend,
 but that can change within seconds.  The days are going
 by fast, but at the same time not fast enough 
to get me back home.  As yet. 


 Like I have said it will be bittersweet the day we go back home. 
 I am already stressing about what will become of the kitties. 
 Of my Marbles, MacGyver, ShyBoy, PooPoo, Mama, Baby, 
CryBaby, Milo, Spotify, WhitePaws, Rascal, Taina (she's 
Crybabys baby) and the others I have not named as of yet.


Life is good.  Things are mostly back to normal in 
Puerto Rico.  Even so, many of the tourist attractions are 
still closed, or requiring special passes to get to.


Yesterday I picked up MacGyver from the vet
 around 11:20 AM  Took him to the girl who watches
 them and around 11:45 I got a call.  MacGyver had
 escaped from his cage. I know he's not "my" cat.  
Tell that to my heart because right now it's hurting


The moments we have behind us, you won't be able to see again. 
We're only responsible for what we live in right now...

~Nadiya~

Jun 17, 2021

Thursday June 17 ~

There may be people who have more talent
 than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to 
work harder than you do – and I believe that...

Today I pick up MacGyver from the vet.  He has already spent
 two nights there, and now to the next location so that he can 
heal before I release him.  Marbles is missing him as am I.


Can't wait for him to be back home where he belongs, and 
where he is happy.  They both still need good homes, so if you
  know of anyone willing to take them please message me. Airfare
 back East (USA) may be provided if they get a good home.


Yesterday we went to Old san Juan and met up with
 my cousins and their families.  Also with my sister 
and Kimsy.  Ten of us all together.  Was loud.


My cousins live in Arizona, but are New Yorkers 100%. 
 They have also all lived at some point in Puerto Rico.  
The twins, Ray, pictured here with his two daughters
 and his brother Ryan (not here) were born in PR.


At the age of 6 they moved to New York, and a few 
years ago made the move to Arizona.  Today Arizona 
will be experiencing a high of 117F (47C)  They
 are very happy to not be there right now.


Sunny morning right now.  We did have bad weather 
earlier, but right now Sniff is enjoying the sunshine 
from his favorite morning spot.  Sniff is a happy boy 
and I love him so much.  He's my happy place.


Good morning everyone.  Week is soon over.  Boy time is sure flying by.




Nothing is permanently perfect. But there are
 perfect moments and the will to choose what 
will bring about more perfect moments...

~Nadiya~

Jun 16, 2021

Wednesday June 16th ~

 The best portion of a good man’s life is his little
 nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and of love...

Every so often Facebook brings up a memory form a
 past event or place in our lives.  Recently it has been many 
memories of Branson.  I do miss it and I think fondly
 of everyone still there that we consider friends.


  Many places we loved, and as Arvid keeps reminding me,
 "the food was very good."  We found the best frozen custard 
there.  I could, really welcome some of that right now.


Wednesday begins with lots of wind.  It has already 
rained heavily this morning, but thankfully when I was 
ready to go feed the kitties/walk there was no rain.


I have been restless in Puerto Rico for a long time now.
  Arvid is finally there.  This is good.  Because when he
 is restless then I am sure we will soon need a change.  
Home is looking closer every day.  I hope.


Hello new day.  Surprise us 😍.


In order to write about life first you must live it...

~Nadiya~

Jun 15, 2021

Tuesday June 15th ~

Never let the fear of striking out
 keep you from playing the game... 

I am mentally and emotionally drained.  The homeless
 cat-dog situation in the island is tearing me apart.  It's not like
 I can ignore it either.  I step out to go somewhere, there are cats. 
 Our complex has enough to keep me busy day and night.


The above is MacGyver.  Homeless, wild yet not feral.  
He and Marbles are loving and they really need a home to
 call their own.  Sharon, who paid for part of his surgery today
 has offered to fly them over to the US.  East Coast.


This morning after 3 tries I finally was able to get MacGyver 
into the carrier, and yes I bought my own to put them in. 
He fought to get out so hard that he injured his nose.  
The blanket I took was full of his blood 😿


 It was easy to grab him because he's so friendly.  
He comes to you, but getting him in the carrier 
was another story.  He fought like crazy not 
to go in.  Unlike Marbles who just went in.


MacGyver has been spayed.  He's doing good and will be 
boarded at the vet's for 2 days.  After that I take him to a friends 
home and he will stay there for 3 nights.  By then he should be 
strong enough to be released.  He'll be back with his Marbles.


Tuesday has been hectic.  I am exhausted.  Have
 been trying to catch another kitty.  She's pregnant,
it's not happening.  Not as friendly as M&M 😬


Hope your day has been a good one so far.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize
 how close they were to success when they gave up...

~Nadiya~

Jun 14, 2021

New Week ~

 The challenge of every Monday is to maintain the
 same vitality in each and every day of the week...

Happy Monday! Start your work week on a positive note.
 Look forward to Mondays with enthusiasm and motivation! 


The start of a week should be a good motivator to live 
each day to the fullest. Start Mondays with the thought
 that something great is going to happen today!


Wishing everyone a great productive week ahead.

Every day is different, and some days are better than others, 
but no matter how challenging the day, I get up and live it...

~Nadiya~

Jun 13, 2021

Sunday Vibes ~

My life motto is 'Do my best, so that
 I can't blame myself for anything... 

On June 11th Arvid's mom turned 93 years old.  She 
takes aging gracefully to another level. Arvid has not seen
 his mother Molly, since 2019.  2021 is the year for this.


Our Sunday is quiet and for a change the sun is 
shining, and looks like it will be most of the day. Always
 happy happy for that.  Sniff taking it easy as always.


Early this morning I picked up Marbles and brought her
 home.  She's happy, and best of all she can't have babies. She's
 reunited with her favorite best friend.  Her brother MacGyver.


Wishing everyone a great day.  Relax and take time for yourself.


My life has been a roller coaster ride, 
but somehow I've always been able to land 
on my feet and still play the guitar...

~Nadiya

Jun 11, 2021

Friday Vibes ~

You cannot do a kindness too soon because
 you never know how soon it will be too late... 

MacGyver is missing his Marbles.  He is now 
running around on his won.  Still trying to check 
out what everyone is eating even though he has 
the same.  I really love this little dude.

Baby is pregnant.  Baby is just a baby herself.


This situation has me depressed.  
Still trying to see what I can do.


 On the home front, Sniff is back to not eating.  
I will try to not stress about it.  He has food 24/7 so
 if he's hungry all he has to do is go and eat.  Not
 so very lucky the little ones living in the wild. 


Friday.  So far we have not seen the rain, but 
judging from the skies we will soon πŸ˜‚ Island 
living.  It is what it is.  Go with the flow.


I’ve had/have a remarkable life. I seem to be in
 such good places at the right time. You know,
 if you were to ask me to sum my life 
up in one word, gratitude...

~Nadiya~

Jun 10, 2021

Thursday June 10th~ Marbles' Day

 I love the smell of possibility in the morning...

Super excited.  Today I pick up Marbles from the vet.  
She won't be staying with me, but she will be staying
 at another girls' home for a few more days until healed,
 and can be released back into her familiar surroundings. 
 I have grown very attached to her and MacGyver.


If I were living alone, i would keep both of them.  Sniff 
would have someone to play with and they would all have a 
good life together.  But with Arvid it is NOT even a maybe 😒


After 15 months, Arvid and I went to the movies last nice.
  I love going to the movies, and it didn't disappoint.


The movie theater was very empty.  We were
 just five people seeing this movie.  Covid is still
  hanging around.  people are still cautious.


Thursday, so far the sun is out.  Yesterday it rained
 all afternoon/evening  long.  For us it was OK because 
we did not walk.  Instead we enjoyed going to the movies.  
There is always something good in every situation.


Sometimes, a break from your
 routine is the very thing you need...

~Nadiya~