Friday, November 21, 2008
Fierce Fighter Day.
Mum said we could show photos of some of the cats who came before who brought happiness into her and dad's lives.
This lovely boy lived with mum before she was married. He only had one eye but mum doesn't know how he lost it. It is thought that he may have been kicked by a cow. Of course there was only one name for him - Patch.
This is the first poodin, Spot, who lived with mum and dad right after they got married. He really belonged to dad's parents, but he decided he wanted to be an only cat so he moved in with our Beans. He was an old boy then and they only had him for a year before he went to the Bridge with kidney failure.
This is Marmi, he was the first kitty the Beans had from a kitten, and they had him soon after Spot went to the Bridge.
Some of you may recognise this little ladycat. This is our beloved Kitty Yumbum. If you haven't seen her before, you can read about her here.
This is Tiddler. He loved ladders. When dad's dad died, he started coming indoors to visit our dad. He was a man's cat and didn't want to stay with dad's mum, so he moved in with our Beans.
This is Smokin'Joe. After Marmi went to the Bridge, the Beans were too upset to have another poodin. One day mum said to dad,'It's just not right without a poodin.' One of dad's mum's cats had just had kittens so they decided to have one of them, so Smokin' Joe who was also known as Jelly Bean became their next kitty.
When dad's mum died, our Beans took on all her kitties. The following are photos of some of them. Above L to R Mother Puss, Auntie Cat, Tozies and Desmond.
Auntie Puss. She was prone to getting ulcers on her eyes and was always at the V E T getting treatment for them. One day one burst and the V E T did a graft on her eyeball using her third eyelid. It saved her eye and she could still see well enough to hunt.
Mother Puss. As her name suggests, she had many kittens. She was Kitty Yumbum's mother. As soon as she had finished nursing her kittens, mum took her in for her Ladygardenectomy.
This is Mr. Pig. He was dad's mum's favourite kitty. She called him Mr. Pig cuz he never stopped eating.
This is Desmond, he was Kitty Yumbum's favourite nap partner. He was a big boy and then he got sick. He was being treated by the V E T and then he suddenly started passing congealed blood in his poop. He died within a week of being ill. The Beans were very sad.
We hope you have enjoyed meeting some of the kitties who came before. The photos aren't good quality because they have been copied from old ones.
Have a great weekend!
Wiry wags, Eric x
V..Vish...vishus deer eat cats? And Dogs?? Even Rudolph? Yikseeees, thanks for the warning, I'll be very careful. x
Such lovely kitties all of them <3
Wow...your family has loved lotsa little ones That is so wonnerful! Thanks for sharin' all of their stories. You sure do have a wonnerful mom and dad...so very willing to share their home with such lovely little ones!
Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang
Your FL furiends,
Purrrrrrs, China Cat
PS. We enjoyed reading about Kitty Yumbum too!
Mommy says that she LOVED your poem/song about me!
Thank you very much!
I am sure they are all watching you and smiling, grandad and grandma too must be chuckling to themselves.
It is nice that your folks took in the kitties when they needed a home after their humans went to their bridge.
Purrrrs and kisses.
Anita and Carmen (her bean)
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