Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ginger celebration

I have pushed the cats off the keyboard and they are doing a celebratory can-can around the room in all ginger style. Just back from the hospital where Glyn is back to his old self again, and though he did not recognize me and I had to introduce myself he was then so pleased to see me. Seems to think I am looking younger and that is why he did not know me.
he was calm and sure of his place in the world again and hoping to come out on Monday and be back home, and after we had got into a muddle thinking it was Friday today ( I do not know what day of the week it is at the best of times and we were put right by one of the other visitors) we got to talking of home and cats and places and people. I told him as best I could of all the cats around the world wishing him well again, and all the kind words from people he has never met and will never know and he was so touched.
It is to be hoped that whatever caused his confusion has passed for now and that he will go from strength to strength. Meanwhile he has his book and a copy of Classic Poems and he walked me to the door of his ward and gave me the biggest of hugs.
Tonight when we walk past I will tell the house to keep hoping and soon, soon, he will be back.

33 comments:

Karry said...

I am so pleased!

Christine said...

I am very glad too

Purest Green said...

How wonderful. I have been following along as usual and it seems many of us have developed a fondness for Glyn, his beautiful home, his cats. Great news.

quiltcat said...

I am celebrating with tears of joy and my cats, tuxedoes, tiger, and ginger, are dancing. May Mr Griffiths continue to go from strength to strength and come home soon!

Dougie Donk said...

This brought a lump to my throat! I hope that Nadolig knows to come home now

The Good Life in Virginia said...

how sweet, that makes me feel good. yes indeed all the cats from far and near ^..^ send him many hugs and lots of love as do many of us.
take care.

erin

Nan and =^..^= said...

That is such great news!
Nan and the Maine Cats

jamjar said...

That is heartening news indeed, I have been looking in daily for news of Mr Griffiths and would like to join the many many readers here in sending him my good wishes, and I do hope he is reunited with his beautiful home soon.
Mitten has just come in from the snowy cold outside with freezing cold ears, brrrr, keep warm.
Joy

judy in ky said...

I am hoping along with you...

NAL said...

Oh Jackie! This is such good news!

I am sure all who are following Glyn's progress and sending positive thoughts and energy to him will continue to do so, and hope to soon hear that he is home with his cats again!

NAL

moreidlethoughts said...

It is the seemingly small things that mean so much, like asking the doctors to take his Welshness into account.
I hope Nadolig is safe and warm in the present snowy weather.
Diolch yn fawr, Jackie, for being so caring.

Simba said...

I will add my happy gingerness to yours!

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased and thankful - here's to a very successful return to the house for Glyn ...

I feel better now thinking of him.

Ricka

my croft said...

This is good news. It will be so good for him to be home.

Morning's Minion said...

Your reports of Mr. Griffiths have made so many of us wish that we could be his neighbor. I hope that Nadolig will somehow know when to come back home--cats are essential company. Perhaps the gingers can somehow send word.....

Nan and =^..^= said...

Even the red squirrel (who lives in our yard and often entertains us) is sending good wishes for Mr. Griffiths. There's a special post for Mr. G over at our Furry and Feathered Friends blog.
all the best,
Nan and the kitties

Karen said...

After watching Terry Pratchett on TV this evening and hearing some sad news about someone from my sister, I was feeling abit down.
The good news about your neighbour has lifted my heart.:)

Glenna said...

All the cats in my home in Virginia (two yellow tabbies, a siamese tabby, a brown tabby, a tortie point siamese, and a tuxedo) wish him the best to be home soon. They and the bunnies have been concentrating very hard on his recovery. We're so glad he's feeling better!

Marjorie Dawson said...

Yaaaay This is GOOD NEWS!! I know a host of us have been following the news about Mr Griffiths. To hear that he is improving made my whole day brighter (and it is actually sunny and very warm here so that's really something).

I'm a bit teary too - let's hope he heals fully and well.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We often come by your place to read about your adventures or to look at the beautiful scenery :)
It is good to hear Mr Griffiths is improving.We hope it continues and he gets to come home :) A home needs it's light!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

verobirdie said...

thank you for this good news!
Let's hope he'll be back home soon!

Griffin said...

That's wonderful news. Glad to know he found himself again, possibly led by the spirit of a previous cat. So glad that he thought you looked younger too!

I do hope he will be home soon with care attached. Even a health visitor at the least.

Buskitten said...

That really is fantastic news!

Maggie Marsland said...

So Pleased to hear that Jackie, well done to you for all your caring and "thinking outside the box" for Glyn. Monty, Winnie, Clover and Kitten are all thrilled. Wishing Mr Griffiths much love and healing vibes. And I've no doubt you were looking younger!

Love Maggie & Roger Marsland

gretchen said...

I have been reading your blog(s) for a very long time and have been particularly moved by the story of Mr.Griffiths- your news today of his improved health has made me so very happy! I can no longer remain a silent presence here-I must seize the moment and finally thank you for all of your wonderful sharing and for all the happiness you continue to bring to us, your faithful readers, through your gorgeous paintings, photos and words. And a special thank you and big hug for caring so much about dear Mr. Griffiths.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't think of a better way to start the day than with your good news.You are so kind to help , care for him.

Noisy Nora said...

What wonderful news! Buddy & Jasmine continue to send ginger hugs and Finnegan hopes it's ok that he adds his white/beige/raccoon tail hugs along too.

Nora & the Carolina Cats

Linda Navroth said...

Hooray! Good news indeed. I have been thinking that a possible source of his 'confusion' may be due to his isolation and lack of enough stimulation, as well possible lack of nutriton. I am speaking from experience with my own 87 year-old father over the past several years. They don't always eat properly and tend to isolate a bit (not always on purpose either). Maybe your town can rally to the old gent's aid and have voluteers come to visit on a more regular basis to talk with him, check in on him, and be sure he has enough heat and food to eat--maybe take him soup or some such! Just some thoughts...

agnes said...

I'm so glad, this is what we were hoping for :D Does he know how many of us wish him well? :)

lavenderbay said...

Congratulations on the good news!

The Tower Hill Mob said...

We are so happy Mr. Griffiths is feeling better. We have been anxiously awaiting news while we were away.
We will think of him and sing tonight, cats and people alike.

Milo and Alfie said...

This is such wonderful news! I do hope Mr Griffith's home will be warm for him on his return - empty houses have a habit of becoming very cold.

Kitikata-san said...

I hope Mr Griffiths get better and can come home again. Yes, there are lots of good cats (like me) wishing him well.