Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sunday Post - Gaby, Halloween Cards, and the Sunshine Girl

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Good Morning, Everyone!

RIP Gaby Dec. 26, 2007 - July 18, 2020

I hope everyone has had a better week than me.

My elderly cat, Gaby, suddenly turned for worse. She was fully grown (3 or 4 years old?) when she came into my home on December 26, 2007. For the past six months, her health has gone downhill. She could no longer climb downstairs to use the litter box, so I had to move it closer to her bed. She had dementia. She would get confused when trying to locate her food dish, even when it was right under her nose. When she had an issue climbing into the litter box, I had to cut down two of the sides and cover the edges with duct tape. Then she could easily step in and out of the litter box.

On Tuesday night, Gaby was acting like her usual self. The following morning, she couldn’t step out of her bed without falling and she refused to eat anything. I decided it was time to have her put to sleep. I called the vet, but couldn’t get an appointment until July 22nd. I checked with other veterinarians in the area, but they’re booked until August. This is all because of the damn COVID-19 virus! The social distancing guidelines have caused veterinarians to fall behind.

Gaby passed away at 3:30 AM on Saturday. Since Wednesday, I have gone without sleep to stay by her side and take care of her. I buried Gaby next to her younger adopted brother, Fred, a fat Tabby cat who died in 2014.

What Am I Reading?

I finished reading Shadows of Foxworth, but I haven’t had time to write a review for it. Like I mentioned in last week's post, my next reads will be Goosebumps SlappyWorld: They Call Me the Night Howler! by R.L. Stine and Hawk by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet.

Recent Reviews

(The Midnight Horror Review)

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(DVD Review)

(DVD Review)

(Digital Review)

What's in the Mail?

A while ago, I had pre-ordered the paperback Cajun Justice by James Patterson & Trucker Axum, and it arrived on my doorsteps by Amazon on its release day.

What's New on the Bookshelf?

After taking a much-needed nap, I went shopping to clear my mind yesterday afternoon. I picked up three titles at Dollar Tree. The titles are The Awakening of Sunshine Girl by Paige Mckenzie, The Metropolitans by Carol Goodman, and Berserker by Emmy Laybourne.

The Awakening of Sunshine Girl is the second book in The Haunting of Sunshine Girl series. I haven’t read the first book, but I have heard good things about it. Metropolitans is a middle-grade story set in 1941 involving Nazi spies and an ancient manuscript about King Author. I got Berserker solely because I liked the cover. It’s a YA title that’s supposed to be a blend of a western and Viking lore.

Guess what else I found at Dollar Tree? Halloween cards! I highly doubt if anyone will celebrate Halloween this year because of COVID-19. I’m a card person, so I got cards to send to my little cousins, an aunt, and my grandmother.

There are many fresh additions to my Kindle - The Ghost Bride by Yangze Choo, The Road to Dune by Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert, & Frank Herbert, and Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson. Several of William W. Johnstone ‘80s horror novels were on sale. I downloaded The Uninvited, Carnival, Toy Cemetery, Sandman, Darkly the Thunder, Devil’s Kill, Devil’s Heart, The Devil’s Touch, The Devil’s Cat, and The Devil’s Laughter.

Update: I had forgotten to mention that I also bought Blood of Elves by Andrezej Sapowski when it was on sale for $3.99 on Kindle.


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss! I know how terrible the loss of an animal companion is, no matter how ready one may be for that to happen. She's having fun over the rainbow bridge, chasing mice and feeling like her old self <3 Have fun reading your new books. Happy reading and have a safe week!

    My TTT

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss, our pets are such huge parts of the family.

    Enjoy your new reads.


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