No Hopping Today

Hi, I am going to be taking a few days off from blogging. My Mom’s significant other, of 38 years, passed away last night. He was supposed to have heart surgery on Tuesday, but something went wrong, possibly an infection. I was blessed to have had a wonderful father who passed away in 2001 as well as Jerry, who was also a kind man who would do anything for me. He even dressed as Santa for the cats before David started doing it.

I am a little OCD so I feel the need to post my Z creation for The A-Z Blogging Hop. It is Zero, the Ghost Dog from The Nightmare Before Christmas. I am impressed that some of you guessed.

I will have a giveaway for all the items later in the week. I apologize if I don’t get a chance to visit your blogs for a few days.



  1. I’m very sorry. How tragic that he died before the surgery. My condolences.

    1. Thank you. I am thinking now it was a blessing because open heart surgery is a major surgery and he would have suffered a lot. XO

  2. So sorry for your loss of someone who played a big part in your life for many years and in your Mom’s life as well. Take all the time you need to support each other and know we are thinking of you.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

  3. Condolences on your family’s loss. Anyone who dresses up like Santa Claus for the cats is all right with me. And congratulations on finishing the A to Z Challenge!

  4. We’re sending heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Jerry must have been an extra special man. How cool that he played Santa for the kitties. We knew something was wrong when you didn’t have a post up this morning.

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

  5. Oh awnty Ellen, we are so very sorry fur your loss and your mommy’s loss. Ifin there’s anythin’ we can do, purrlease let us know. We’re sendin’ big hugs and purrayers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  6. I am SO sorry about the loss of your mom’s partner. He sounds like he was such an awesome human. 🙁

  7. We are truly sorry and send mom, her mom and your family our sincerest
    sympathies ~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥

  8. Oh Ellen I am so sorry to read this. Please give your Mom (((hugs))) from us and sending (((hugs)) and our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family

  9. We are so sorry for your loss. Jerry sounds like he was a wonderful person.
    May his memory be for a blessing.
    We send hugs, pawpats and comforting purrs.
    Trixie, Caspurr, Shimshi and Mummy Shimona

    1. Thank you. It was a shock, he was moved to ICU. but they acted like it was a small setback for his surgery. XO

  10. My sympathy goes out to you, Ellen. It’s hard losing people and pets you’ve loved and cared for. I’m glad you are taking a necessary time out. Take your time and take good care. Your Mom will appreciate your support, I’m sure.
    — Lauren, Vic, Effie, and Paladin

  11. I am so sorry about your loss. Sending lots of hugs and sympathy to your family, especially your mom. xo

  12. Ellen I’m so sorry to hear about your families sadness. Sending hugs from me and furry kisses from the three brats. Be kind to yourself over the coming days.

  13. I “liked” your post not because of the heartbreak of losing a loved one, but for the wonderful memory photo of someone with a kind heart. I wish for you all comfort during this difficult time.

  14. Ellen, I am so so sorry about the passing. I send my sincere love and condolences. XXX

  15. Very sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a kind man. We’re sending love and our deepest condolences to you and the family. Purrs. xx

  16. Dear Ellen,

    We were sad to hear about the passing of Jerry. He sounded like a lovely man.
    Please let your mother know we send her all our condolences. We send our condolences to you too Ellen.
    Love and hugs to you all.

    Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

  17. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like he was such a wonderful person. I love the photo of him dressed as Santa for the kitties. Sending warm hugs xo

  18. {{{Hugs}}} I am so sorry to hear of the loss your family has suffered Ellen. Please give your mama a hug for me. We’re praying for all of you.
    Have a blessed day.

  19. We’re so sorry to read of Jerry’s passing. Sending loving, gentle purrs and prayers for your Mom, you, and your whole family.

  20. Ellen, I’m so very sorry to hear that your mom has suffered such a heart-wrenching loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

  21. Oh Miss Ellen, Mom and I send our hugs. We are sorry that you had to say goodbye to Jerry. I bet you held a special place in his heart.

  22. Dear Ellen, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my belated condolences and pass them on to your mother. It sounds like Jerry was a really great guy. Hugs, Janet

  23. hello 15andmeowing its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry to heer abowt the loss in yore famly!!! i am sending lots of vizsla tail wags and the hipster kitties send purrs!!! ok bye

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