A bundle of joy!!/Ο καινουργιος !

It has been the worst summer in years!
A very close beloved relative has been fighting for his life, another one died two weeks ago,family came crushing down-everyone blaming everyone else-and no ray of hope anywhere...
(have you ever noticed that bad things happen all at the same time?)
Then,just after the funeral of my father-in-law,as I was getting back home....yes,you've guessed it...I heard a faint miaow!
This little bundle of fur was trying to crawl from the pavement on the road....and of course I couldn't let it be run over by the next passing car!

Luckily, our home has all the necessary gear for taking care of kittens:) Special kitten powder milk, spray for the fleas,an electric blanket to keep it warm and two very stressed and depressed humans,ready to nurse it back to health.
So,ladies and gentlemen,this is the new member of our feline pride!!

It is remarkable how the presence of a new little life can brighten even the darkest of moods.My husband-going through the hardest times of his life-started to smile again.He delights in taking care of the little one and cant stop laughing when he sees him trying to stand on his little feet and take the first steps.
We reserved the honor of name-giving for our dear relative who was fighting for his life-and sanity-for the last two months. He chose the name Balak,like the football player,just because the little ones head marks are....yes,like a football!!

The members of the cat-clan reacted in a very predictable fashion. The twins, Her Majesty and Sampson-having seen dozens of kittens coming and going-were cool and welcoming. Sampson,also known as Buddha, the most kind hearted of our cats, was the first to smell him,lick him and took him under his protection. 

The three younger ones are not sure what this new creature is and keep their distance, hissing sometimes ,but they will accept him too in time :) Tarcin can't believe his eyes! "Mommy" takes care of someone else!!!He is turning green with envy!!

Little Balak is thriving now. He has been dewormed, he is eating baby food like crazy and is intrepidly exploring the house and the verandas on his little shaky legs-although I don't let him roam too much.He is too small and fragile yet!!
So, a droplet of joy, in the midst of so much pain, anger and frustration!! A smile despite the darkness!! Let's hope there will be a light at the end of the tunnel soon...


Ευγε Σισμανόγλειο!

Οι τελευταίοι δυο μήνες ήταν από τους δυσκολότερους εδώ και πολλά χρόνια...Η πίεση ανέβαινε καθημερινά με γεωμετρική πρόοδο. Ο στόχος ένας και μοναδικός: να γλυτώσει τη ζωή του ένας πολύ αγαπημένος συγγενής και στη συνέχεια να δώσει τη μάχη για την ψυχική του ισορροπία! Το σκοτάδι στο τούνελ έγινε ακόμα πιό πυκνό,όταν ήρθε ο Θεριστής να πάρει άλλο,επίσης αγαπημένο,πρόσωπο...(ινα επιβεβαιωθεί το ρηθέν "ενός κακού,μύρια έπονται")

Να ομολογήσω ότι ήρθαν στιγμές που τσάκισα, απελπίστηκα, εκλαψα,αλλά-γιά να μετρήσουμε τα θετικά-ξαναβρηκα την εμπιστοσύνη μου στα κρατικά νοσοκομεία,τουλάχιστον στο Σισμανόγλειο. Απο την χαμογελαστή κυρία που καθαριζε τα δωμάτια ως τους εξαιρετικούς γιατρούς της Β Παθολογικής και της Ψυχιατρικής,τις νοσοκόμες που πάλευαν να τα βγάλουν πέρα η κάθε μια με 30 ασθενείς (!) το Σισμανόγλειο διαψεύδει την εικόνα "ολα κατερρέουν στην δημόσια υγεια/ολοι οι γιατροι τα παίρνουν/το χάλι μας το μαύρο κλπ".
Από καρδιάς ενα μεγάλο εύγε και ευχαριστώ σε όλους!!!