Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Farewell to a Friend

A co-worker of Mom's lost her beloved cat, Mako today from a chronic lung disease.  He was a handsome cat with beautiful blue grey coloring.  Mako was very special to his Mom and was beloved by her whole family. 

Please join us in offering words of comfort and sympathy to Mako's Mom  and those who loved him.

…Grieve not,
   nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
   as if I were beside you…
I loved you so –
   ‘twas Heaven here with you.
                                         ~Isla Paschal Richardson

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day Darby!

Me, Darby Queen of St Pat's Day!

Welcome to my 14th Gotcha Day.  I will be 15 years old this year since I was most likely born in November of the previous year.  My how time flies! "St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic" says Adrienne Cook. . I am really happy I got gotted on St. Pat's.  Make lots of wishes today  - cuz you never know ...they could come true!   This year we will show some of us wearing the green  along with me, the Gotcha Day Girl Darby!

Ivy looks so dapper with her hat and garland of shamrocks!

Georgie wonders why she has a funny green hat on her head!  hehehe

Only submitted to Mom putting the beer mug chain around his neck.  Without our Chica, Yoko and Joey, Mom does not have anyone who will calmly let her dress them up.  She has to trick them or get them before they even know what is going on.

So cats, put your green on, hold up your nip milk shakes and let us toast today - "May the dreams you hold dearest, be those which come true. The kindness you spread, keep returning to you."  Thank you for being the dear friends that you are.  Kick back and help yourself to nip cookies, Lucky Charm nibbles (who remembers those?) and nip flavored cupcakes!  


Monday, March 10, 2014

Blog Break

Al is in need of a fur trim!
Nothing is wrong - everyone is fine but we are taking a bit of a blog break. We will however post for Darby's Gotcha Day on March 17. Hope everyone is fine - get out an enjoy this fine spring weather if you have it like we do! See y'all in a bit.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday Memories - Chica

Mom Cheri here today - It was a year ago today (on my birthday) that our dear Chica got her angel wings.  We were lucky to have had her for a three months short of 22 years.  Such a long time to have a special heart cat. Enough time has passed that memories of her bring smiles and laughter at all of her quirks and endearing personality.

She loved to go to town on the toilet paper roll in the bathroom, tearing it to shreds.  It was months into last year that my husband realized we no longer had to hide the roll of toilet paper so Chica couldn't get at it. We can put the roll on the stand like normal people now.

She was fearless - nothing fazed her, not even the vacuum cleaner!  When other cats ran in panic she just calmly looked up.  If we stuck the nozzle near her,  Chica would put her face in it!

She loved to play and taught the other cats to go get toys out of the basket we kept them in.  Her favorite was that suede mouse in the picture above.  Or a ball - she could jump and catch balls when we tossed them at her.

Angel Chica napping

When I am missing her too much I have Callie our newest, to comfort me.  I really think Chica had a hand in bringing her to us.  Since we moved here 6 years ago I have not had to rescue a single cat - not one crossed my path at home or work until Callie, who wandered up to me late at night when I was leaving work. (For Callie's story click here.)  What struck me then was how much she resembled  Chica from the back.  Even tho Callie is a calico, her back is a black tortie color like Chica's.  When I see Callie curled up napping, she looks just like Chica and I smile.

Callie napping

Thinking of you every day Angel Chica and remembering fondly, all of the special moments we shared. .I know you are always with us as our guardian angel.  Until we meet again.....



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