JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

R.I.P. Grey Kitty 1997-2015

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Yesterday, the world lost one of its greatest (albeit smallest) inhabitants.  My sweet little cat, Grey Kitty, died.  Because of my move overseas, I didn’t get to see him much the last year and a half, and I missed him every day I was away.  I was really hoping I’d get to see him one more time when I went back home over the winter, as he seemed to be doing alright, despite his advanced age. (He would have been 18 years old next month.)

Grey Kitty’s nickname could have been Super Cat – since 2008, he’d been on daily subcutaneous fluids for his kidney failure, in addition to a handful of daily pills that he needed to take.  But besides the three or four minutes a day of medical care, his life was good, and he was the happiest of cats.  He was always cheerful and ready for snuggles.  He loved to play with ribbons and his little mousey toys.  He enjoyed music, and even liked to play the piano sometimes.  (Yup, you read that right!)  But the best way I can describe him, is that he was a good soul.  He will be more than missed.  He’s now buried in my parents’ yard near his late brother, White-Face.  I know that he’s now in a better place, and I’ll see him again someday.

Here are some photos of Grey Kitty throughout the years. 

Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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