Monday, October 21, 2013

Jahrzeit

Greetings, Effurrybody!

We are furry sad this morning - especially Mummy. She has been looking at pictures of Angel Possum, Who Came Before - and her eyes are leaking.

It is exactly One Year since Possum left her and flew away to the Bridge, where Angel Pixie was waiting for him, as well as Angel Minxie, who was Mummy's first furbaby.

Mummy has chosen some of the best pictures of Possum, from the time he was a little baby kitten, right up almost to the End, to celebrate his Life.


This is Possum as a kitten. Even in those early days, he staked his claim to the armchair, which became one of his favourite places in later life, even after Mummy moved to her present apartment and this armchair was replaced by a new one.


Possum loved lying on his back and having his tummy rubbed. He would just flip over and invite Mummy to snorgle him. So it was in kittenhood:






and so it continued into adulthood: 




right up to the very end:



Another one of Possum's cutest features was his beautiful pink and white paws:


He had the softest little paws imaginable. Mummy used to hold him up to her face and he would stroke her cheeks with his soft little pads (claws always retracted, so as not to scratch Her).

And we're sure it won't surprise anyone to know that Possum adored sunpuddles:


Here he is, this time, sunbathing on the balcony:


Mummy wants to finish this photo purr-sentation with a couple of pictures of Possum and Pixie together, as they were for most of their lives.

First, here is a picture of them as young kitties, at the old flat. Mummy isn't too sure how old they were then, exactly, but since it was before they all moved to her present apartment, they couldn't have been more than two years old:



And finally, the Iconic Snapshot of Possum and Pixie, which was their Profile Picture on this blog until We (Trixie and Caspurr) took over the reins:



Now, a few words from Mummy:

It's time to light a yahrzeit candle for Possum, in memory of the seventeen wonderful years in which he shared my life, making it immeasurably richer.
I'll never forget you, my sweetest boy, my beloved, precious Furry Baby. I know that you are waiting for me and the day will come when we are re-united. Give my love also to Pixie and to Minxie. Until we meet again.

Your loving Mummy.




8 comments:

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Purrs to your family today. Remembering is good, but it can be difficult.

Ginger Jasper said...

I send purrs to you as I know how very hard it is to remember those you love. Take comfort from all the very good memories. Hugs GJ xx

meowmeowmans said...

We are sorry that you are feeling sad today, especially Mummy. Certainly your sadness has everything to do with how very much you loved Possum.

Your tribute to dear, sweet Possum and his snorgleable belly and amazing purr-sonality is just wonderful. Surely he, Pixie and Minxie will be waiting for you when you get to the Bridge.

Hugs, purrs and peace, dear friends.

Texas, a Cat in... Austin said...

This is a very pawsome and moving tribute to Possum. Possum was also a pawsome kitty.
We send plenty of purrs your way.

Kate said...

So sweet and they leave us too soon.

Austin Towers said...

A beautiful tribute to Possum. It doesn't matter how long it is, we still miss them! xx

Mariodacat said...

Oh how I remember the day Possum crossed the bridge. WE were so sad. Such a handsome boy, and I know mom really misses him.

Katie Isabella said...

I remember these two babies so very very well. We met when we are still on WLS blogs. Beautiful babies and my mommy's eyes are leaky too. She as do the rest of us knows the pain of losing our hearts when a fur baby flies away.

What a beautiful candle in their memories. xoxox