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I Take That Back!

I know I told you I’m giving the blog over to the cats, but I need to write this.

The Three Musketeers! I just love this photo.

Depression is no joke!

In fact, it’s even more insidious now that I know how it feels to not be depressed for periods of time.

I know I thought I’d whipped it finally, but no, it isn’t letting go of me that easy.

I’ve been working with professionals over a year now to deal with this thing, and here I am again with yet another medication change to lift me out of the funk.

My Little Girl cuddles up against me each night and gives me the occasional bath.

One thing I’m told I need is support, and, well, who is more supportive than you? You come back and read my blog after I’m gone for two months. You offer your words of encouragement. And you love my cats, so of course you’re good people!

I’m asking for your help. Would you be willing to reach out to me from time to time and just say hi and ask how I’m doing? You can do so here, on Facebook, or by email (check the All About Us page for email address).

I know I talk alot about his begging behaviors, but it’s only because if I don’t talk about it I’m afraid I’ll give in to my Yella man.

Thank you in advance. I knew I could count on you!

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


28 thoughts on “I Take That Back!

  1. No problem! You know we love you. All my immediate family suffered deeply from depression and I know it well from the outside. Not that I’m immune from a slump myself, but it’s not the same. Keep lovin your kitties!

    Posted by Bernadette | May 21, 2019, 1:19 PM
  2. I follow on FB too so I’ll check on you!

    Posted by Kate Crimmins | May 21, 2019, 1:31 PM
  3. Yes please feel free to reach out to me at any time. I know we are in different states but if you like – email me and I will send you my phone number. You can call me it text me at any time. Love Jennifer.

    Posted by Jennifer Price | May 21, 2019, 1:40 PM
  4. I’m happy to check on you when I can (due to bad health there are days I don’t get around much), and I’ll follow the facebook page I see here. Many hopes and wishes for you to feel better, Jen.

    Posted by Catwoods | May 21, 2019, 1:45 PM
  5. Depression is a mean nasty fellow! You are right it tends to hang around like a bad smell. I call it the Black Dog our WW2 Prime Minster Winston Churchill called it that too. Thinking of you and the cats and of course I will keep in touch.💜💜

    Posted by willowdot21 | May 21, 2019, 2:00 PM
  6. I’ve lived with depression for a long time, so I’m quite familiar with how you feel. Just remember, you are loved, especially by them cats!

    Posted by justdrivewillyou | May 21, 2019, 2:18 PM
  7. Depression is a swine. Sending positive vibes and PMA your way. ❤

    Posted by pensitivity101 | May 21, 2019, 2:29 PM
  8. We are all here for you. We love visiting your blog and seeing the little fur babies and what you all have been up too. We will always stop by for a visit to see how you are doing. Have a wonderful day

    Posted by World of Animals, Inc. | May 21, 2019, 4:25 PM
  9. ❤ ❤ ❤ 3 <3. I mean it! ❤ ❤ <3<3

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | May 21, 2019, 4:44 PM
    • Oh for Pete’s sake, what happened to my hearts. Jen, you’ve been a great cyber connection. So honest, caring, raw, shooting straight from the hip, a real breath of fresh air. I hope the medication change helps. And I hope you weather the down-curves, the depression, and swing back up real fast. Sending you love. Paulette

      Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | May 21, 2019, 4:47 PM
  10. Of course. I will be praying your new medicine will help you to feel better soon. XO

    Posted by 15andmeowing | May 21, 2019, 5:24 PM
  11. Oh Jen I am sorry the Depression is not letting go…I have suffered with Clinical Depression since I was 15 (I’m now 63) & I can’t stomach any medication….I totally relate to you about how Depression can seem to vanish & then WHAM! you ‘hit the wall’ yet again! I will definitely check in with you via FB & see how you are…..if there is anything else I can do, email me ok?
    Sending you {{{hugs}}} & ❤ Sherri-Ellen & ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

    Posted by BellaDharma's LadyMew | May 21, 2019, 5:35 PM
  12. I have been and am in a similar boat. How do I find you on Facebook (I tried Dogpaddling Through Life and got nothin’)

    The cats and the counselor are keeping me afloat.

    Posted by catladymac | May 21, 2019, 6:23 PM
  13. love you and your pets I do! I am almost in the same boat with you! we should hug each other! getting a biopsy next week…arghhhh!

    Posted by Susie Sexton | May 21, 2019, 6:38 PM
  14. You’re braver than you know, and I care about you.

    Posted by Maria Appleby | May 21, 2019, 6:49 PM
  15. of course of course!!!! we know you via your blog since so much years…and we love ya!

    Posted by easyweimaraner | May 22, 2019, 1:42 AM
  16. We’d love to offer support and encouragement! Will pop over to find your email… xAx

    Posted by Animalcouriers | May 22, 2019, 10:17 AM
  17. Howdy! Happy to drop by whenever. Hang in there and never feel like you can’t ask for help. P.S. the dogs send oodles of poodles of tail wags, because, well…no thumbs and they can’t wave. 🥰 Hugs.

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | May 22, 2019, 1:34 PM
  18. It’s sure great to see you, thanks for stopping by our blog. I lost your blog somewhere in a Feedly fiasco a while back but I’ve got it now and liked on FB too. I’m sorry you’re having such a rough go of it, we’ll be back to check on you too.

    Posted by Brian Frum | May 22, 2019, 1:39 PM
  19. Yes, for sure, Jen! We are connected here on your blog, and on Facebook, so we will be sure to check in on you. You are our friend, and we are grateful for you! 🙂

    Posted by meowmeowmans | May 22, 2019, 11:03 PM
  20. Animal lovers are the best kind of people. I’ll say ‘hi’ on Twitter more often.

    Posted by Clowie | May 23, 2019, 3:35 AM
  21. Depression is tough. I know. I hope you can find some peace soon!

    Posted by grannyK | May 23, 2019, 6:28 AM
  22. You are one of my favourite blogs I’ve been following from day one. Yours presence has has been noted. One day at a time. Cheers,H

    Posted by helentastic67 | May 26, 2019, 4:56 AM
  23. I’m terrible about reaching out on Facebook, just terrible! But……….I am always here if you ever want to say hi or message me there! (BTW I am starting Wellbutrin this week myself) Sending (((hugs)))

    Posted by caren gittleman | May 28, 2019, 3:00 PM
  24. Adding my encouragement to the arsenal of thoughts being sent your way. You are strong and determined. You are victorious in the midst of what seems like defeat but is simply a mud puddle in the road not a canyon. March on!

    Posted by Patricia | May 30, 2019, 3:15 PM

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