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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Page From My Memory

On Saturday March 16th I sadly celebrated the life of my kitty Boots. Mr. Kitty/ Boots also known as "Reggie" passed away one year ago March 16, 2012. One of the saddest days of my entire life. He was a constant comfort in my life. I miss him so much.
A truer feline friend than anyone could imagine. He always stayed with me when I was sad or ill. He knew me as well as I know myself. The sadness of his loss has been difficult. I could not post this weekend as Nick arrived home and had his team mate Darragh with him.  I was putting on a happy face! Tickled to see my sweet boy and also spend a little time with his friend from Ireland. We treated the boys to dinner Thursday evening at Fazoli's! They are pasta eaters! Friday morning my hubby and I drove them to a hotel near the airport so they could catch a ride with a young man from Wales who picked his girlfriend up at the airport and then drove them to Gunnison. They spent the day there, touring the campus and running with the track team. Saturday the coach and her hubby and their little girl drove them home. We had a phamily dinner Saturday night downtown. We took Darragh to the Old Spaghetti Factory. All the kids went with us except for Noelle's phamily! We had a wonderful time and made a few memories. Sunday morning we took Darragh and Nick to breakfast and then Darragh had to catch his flight back to Kansas via Oklahoma City! He told us in Ireland they have mainly mom and pop places and in America we have lots of franchise diners. We tried to take him to a favorite breakfast spot but they did not open til seven and we had to be heading to the airport. So Denny's it was!
Nick and I shared our sadness about the loss of Boots. He was with me last year when he was put down. It broke our hearts but he got sick so quickly and slipped away so peacefully. I will always remember him and perhaps meet him at the Rainbow Bridge one of these days.

 "I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." - Hippolyte Taine

 "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer

I had to share a couple favorite quotes about cats and now a funny cat joke!

 Q: What color is a happy cat?
A: Purrrple.

Q: How is cat food sold?
A: So much purr can.

Q: What is a cat's favourite dessert?
A: Mice pudding.

Q: How do you get milk from a cat?
A: Steal its saucer.

Q: What do you call someone who steals cats?
A: A purr-snatcher.

Q: What do you get if you cross a hungry cat and a canary?
A: A cat that isn't hungry any more.

Q: Why did the silly kid try to feed pennies to the cat?
A: Because his mother told him to put money in the kitty.

Q: What do you call a cat who does tricks?
A: A magic kit.

Q: What kind of work does a weak cat do?
A: Light mouse work.

Q: Why did the Mama cat put stamps on her kittens?
A: She wanted to mail a litter.

Q: Which state has a lot of dogs and cats?
A: Petsylvania.

Q: What kind of baths do cats like best?
A: Milk baths.

Q: What do you call a cat penny?
A: A purr cent.

Q: Which game did the cat want to play with the mouse?
A: Catch.

Q: How do you mail a cat?
A: Use fur-class mail.

Q: How do you make a cat dizzy?
A: Give it a tailspin.

Q: What do you get if you cross a fence post was a kitty?
A: A polecat.

Q: Why couldn't the cat go to the fancy party?
A: Her fur coat was at the cleaners.

Q: Why did the cats sell their homes?
A: The neighborhood had gone to the dogs.

Q: Where does a cat hang its wash?
A: On a feline.

Did I make you smile?  I hope you will stop by and visit sweet Sandie who always inspires me to write about the phamily pets and other animals I love in this life.


Denise said...

Sweet, sweet memories.

LV said...

Anne, sorry about your losing your kitty. You and my other sister, not Patsy, would make a pair. She had cats for years and loved them all like you. In fact, she has her own pet cemetery and markers for them. That is why I do not have pets anymore. Too much grief.

Mevely317 said...

Oh Anne ... I'm so, so sorry about Boots.
Reading of your relationship, I was nodding along, and identifying precious moments Caraleigh and I used to share.
The "silent anniversary of the heart" I'll always remember is March 12.
Isn't ours such a "sucky" ('scuze) sorority of moms whose arms are empty tonight?

Sending you many warm hugs from Phoenix!


Theresa said...

Sounds like you had a busy weekend and a fun one too! I bet staying busy kept you from being too sad about the loss of your sweet kitty! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sweet memories of your furry guy! Sending you a hug, Linda

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I always think of how blessed the creatures were to have such good loving homes. And then, how blessed we were to have such love and companionship.
Loved all your cat funnies (())

Cindy Adkins said...

I'm so sorry about your cat. As you may have noticed on my blog - I, too, love cats! I have 3 now, but I know the pain of losing a beloved pet.
Hugs, Cindy