sad a piece of my recovery fell out the window - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information >
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read





Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-03-2009, 01:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
live to ride ride to live
 
mxchaos's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 1,390

sad a piece of my recovery fell out the window


When I moved out on my own almost a year ago my daughter insisted I take in this stray cat she named Tallulah. Well we moved back home and things have been up and down except my sobriety and her. She fell out the window last night and hasn't come home yet. I miss her standing on top of me at 2am purring. I hope this isn't a sign that things are going down hill.

Lots have changed and my life is pretty good.

Damn kat
mxchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 02:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 176,783
Blog Entries: 1
I don't believe in omens, mx
you're doing well - keep on enjoying that good life!

I hope Tallulah shows up again soon
hugs
D
__________________
Dee74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 03:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
Follow Directions!
 
Tazman53's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, Va.
Posts: 9,730
As long as you keep sobriety your #1 priority, all things happen for a reason, but like Dee, omens to me can be made into excuses to allow things to happen that are totally in our control.

I am sorry about the cat, but the lose of a cat in the grand scheme of life is only signifigant for a short while. Being upset is part of recovery if we deal with it and learn from it. When drinking I had ever excuse under the sun to drink, today I take responsibilty for my decisions and actions.

A huge part of recovery is learning how to use a different solution then a drink to deal with what life throws at us. Bad things happen in sobriety, how we deal with them determines if they get better or worse, I personally have never heard any one say that problems were solved by drinking, they are either made worse or they are prolonged.
__________________
All BB quotes are from the First Edition of the BB

Follow directions!

Sobriety date 18 Sept. 2006

Sober today thanks to AA
Tazman53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 03:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
stone's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 18,299
Female cats usually come home, MX. I hope Tallulah does soon.
__________________
.
As from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth,
even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
-- Maitri Upanishads
stone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 03:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
Rockstar
 
Sikkisirus's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wales, UK
Posts: 634
If your cats anything like mine she'll be back when she's hungry. Mine sometimes goes away for a few days but comes back as if nothings happened. Hope yours comes back soon
__________________
Standing in a church makes you no more of a Christian than standing in a garage makes you a car.

The past is a strange place. They do things differently there.
Sikkisirus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 04:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
Guest
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: far away from the ocean
Posts: 376
Hope she'll be back soon! Good luck!
OceanBound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 05:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: scotland
Posts: 1,493
i have a little girl cat called tallulah too! she goes away sometimes for days on end (she has a boyfriend cat at the neighbours house!),,,,and i miss her,but like mentioned in the grand scheme of things its not so bad,that said i hope she comes home very soon!
Charmie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 05:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
Faerie
 
Faerie's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South Australia
Posts: 396
Praying that your beloved kitty comes home, I'm sure she will.

Stay strong mate, we are all here for you,

Much love,

Faerie
__________________
The Faerie with Torn Wings
Faerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 11:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
live to ride ride to live
 
mxchaos's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 1,390
Don't worry not going to drink over this
just sad that I didn't realize how important she was to my recovery from drinking and Bipolar. Just a down day and my mind like to link events together and start the roller coaster moving. trying to tread water just for today.


But thank you all for being here for me it means the world to me.
mxchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 02:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
vegibean's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SE and then South some more
Posts: 2,649
Please don't think that it's a sign of bad things to come. If I believed that in my life (and believe me, I've had a few NASTY months lately) things were "signs", I wouldn't be here today. It's what you make it.

Hope your furry friend is home soon.
vegibean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 05:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
Life is Grand
 
Surlyredhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,752
((((((mxchaos....Tallulah))))))
__________________
Every Saint has a past and every Sinner has a future!
Surlyredhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 05:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 12,136
My dog ran away the other day I was devastated. I got him back the next day, though; the dog catcher had picked him up.

I hope your cat comes home.
Rowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 06:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
Looking For Myself...Sober
 
Aysha's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 10,210
Blog Entries: 26
I read this story in "Chicken soup for the Recovering Soul."

It was about a guy who had lost everything and was about to be homeless form alcohol and addiction.
He was a couple months late on his rent and so he would sneak up the fire escape through the window. It was winter time and he saw this stray cat one night. When the guy crawled up to his window and got inside. He looked back out the window and the cat had followed him up to the window and was staring in at him. The cat did this same thing for like a week strait. So the guy finally let the poor cat in. The guy finally started to get himself together. And that cat never left his side. He would leave the window open but the cat never left. So years went by and the guy was solid in his recovery. That cat had stayed by his side through it all. One night the cat was laying on the guys lap and he looked so tired. The cat did. And the guy toild him " Well my friend. You have stuck with me through everything. You have watched over me and never let me down. I will be ok now. So you can go. I will be ok."
The cat shut its eyes and passed.
I know..sappy. But thats what your thread reminded me of.
It doesnt have to be a negative thing I guess is what I am trying to say.
Could be that your going to be ok.
Hang in there.
I hope she does come back tho.
__________________
Dont just count your days...Make your days count!


It may not get easier, But it will get better.
Aysha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 01:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
live to ride ride to live
 
mxchaos's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 1,390
thanks everybody
we found her
now I need to work on getting used to or learn to deal with loss(lose).
mxchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 01:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
stone's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 18,299
Yay!


I was hoping you would find her.
__________________
.
As from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth,
even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
-- Maitri Upanishads
stone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 03:31 AM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
vegibean's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SE and then South some more
Posts: 2,649
YAY!!!!!!!!! Kitty's home!!!
vegibean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 05:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
mergirl
 
Gypsy Feet's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Paradise
Posts: 4,158
Blog Entries: 4
Yay!
__________________

*~Lisa~*
ban the deed, not the breed~
five years of continuous sobriety and counting
<3 (its a sideways heart!)
Gypsy Feet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 01:13 PM   #18 (permalink)
To thine own self be true
 
Sweets79's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 756
Happy to hear kitty's home
__________________
"The man said 'why do you think you here'
I said 'I got no idea
I'm gonna, I'm gonna lose my baby
so I always keep a bottle near...
"



Sweets79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 05:37 PM   #19 (permalink)
Life is Grand
 
Surlyredhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,752
I am so happy for you both!!! I have been thinking about you and kitty ever since I read your post!!!!! Bad kitty....hug...bad kitty...hug...hug....LOL, that is what it would be like here if one of my fuzzy butt babies got out and I found them!!!!
__________________
Every Saint has a past and every Sinner has a future!
Surlyredhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 05:42 PM   #20 (permalink)
Member
 
Jeb18's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Posts: 162
Good that makes my day lol. I just kept scrolling down reading each post than bam. I found the we found her post. Yah.
__________________
I'm Jeb18 And I Approve This Post.
Jeb18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:10 AM.