Today, We are dedicating a post to a sweet kitty whom, alas, We scarcely knew - Crockett of the Lone Star Cats, who had a fatal accident last week and as a result, had to leave for the Rainbow Bridge far, far too soon. He was only five years old and was about to have celebrated his 5th Gotcha Day yesterday but it was not to be, and now, he has gone away to live with the Great Cat in the Sky.
We have been thinking a great deal about the many sweet kitties who have gone to the Bridge lately - some of them kitties we knew well, others whom We didn't know at all, but many of them kitties who have visited Our blog and whose blogs We have visited, briefly, meaning to leave a comment when We had more time, kitties whom We have come across on blog hops and told ourselves that they seem like nice, interesting Felines whom We would like to get to know propurrly some time - next week, or the week after, maybe.
And then, suddenly, there is no time. Time has run out and it's Too Late and all We can do is grieve that We never got to know them.
So We have made a purromise to ourselves never again to put off making furriends with kitties whom We meet by chance on the Blogosphere, so that We never again have to say: "Oh, he/she sounds like such a sweet little kitty. If only We had had the oppurrtunity to know him/her".
And to make sure We remember that Vow, We are honouring Crockett's memory by taking part in the blog hop "Wear Orange for Crockett". We aren't exactly wearing orange, but Mummy has turned a group picture of Us all orange and added an orange frame, and We hope Crockett's family will understand and know that We are truly sorry for their loss.