Sunday, November 27, 2022

Goodbye, Grandpaw

Greetings, Effurryone.


We are heartbroken to announce that Grandpaw, Mummy's Daddy, crossed his Rainbow Bridge on Thursday evening. He was 95 human years old, and had been in failing health for the past year and a half, so it was not unexpected. But, as Mummy says, one always thinks that somehow, there will be a bit more time and when time runs out, it's still a shock.

Mummy was actually speaking to him on the phone a mere quarter of an hour before it happened, when he was  getting ready for bed, and she wished him a good night's sleep and pleasant dreams. Step-Grandma and Mummy's sister, Auntie N. were with him when God called him to the Rainbow Bridge, so he wasn't alone at the end, which is a comfort to Us.

Mummy last visited with him the day before, on Wednesday evening, and She took this picture of him with Our Woofie Uncle, Messi. 















Now that Grandpaw has crossed his Rainbow Bridge, he is young and healthy again, and reunited with so many Loved Ones who went before, including Mummy's own Mummy, and Grandpaw's own parents, and his brother and sisters. But We who are left behind cannot help grieving. Indeed, Step-Grandma says Messi has refused to leave his place beside Grandpaw's armchair, even though he usually used to sleep on the carpet next to her side of the bed.


So, although Mummy doesn't really feel up to blog hopping this weekend, We are going to let Uncle Messi and Grandpaw repurresent Us in the Sunday Selfies blog hop, hosted by the wonderful Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet. We also made several artifications of the picture for the Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie. We used Art Effects from LunaPic, as we usually do - avoiding the Sadness filter because We thought the picture was quite sad enough without that. Instead, out of half a dozen different art effects, We chose these three:















That was the Scribble art effect.  


The next one is the somewhat similar Sketch2 effect at 85%:














And finally, the rather more colourful Beauty effect - because Grandpaw was a Beautiful Purrson, with a huge and loving heart - about whom Mummy has written in her own blog in the past, and about whom she will most likely be writing again in the coming days.















And here are the blog hop badges:




        

        

We know you will understand if We don't manage to visit much during this coming week, but be sure that We love you all.

29 comments:

Lynn said...

Showing Grandpaw in beautiful colors is the way fur you furries and your Mummy to remember him. Poor Messi. How sad fur him. We send prayers and purrs to you all. Precious and her person Lynn

ZOOLATRY said...

When you wished him pleasant dreams, he had them ... as the angels called him to his
final forever home. May he rest peacefully and well, you will now hold him forever in your heart of hearts. God bless you all.
Sweet Messi will come to understand with time.

catladymac said...

We are sorry about your Grampa but how good that you were able to talk to him so everyone was able to tell him how much he was loved. Purrs to your kitties and to that wonderful dog of his and Gramma's.

pilch92 said...

There is never enough time with those we love. I am so sorry for your mum's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her. XO

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am so sorry that your Grandpaw crossed his Rainbow Bridge, Even though he had a very long life it is never long enough. I like the Beauty effect. It already made him look younger.

CCL Wendy said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your Grandpaw. I think you have honoured him with this post and the last and most colourful picture I like best. He looks forever alive in this one. It was most fortunate that he had loved ones and his beloved pet at his side. Your Mom also saw him very recently, so saying goodbye was up close and personal. I'm sure after 95 years that Grandpaw has left a substantial legacy and plenty of good memories to recall.

Wishing you and your family comfort and peace at this difficult time.

Brian said...

We are all so very sorry to hear about your dear Grandpaw. He loved you all too and the wonderful memories will live in your hearts forever. Hugs from all of us.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute.

The Island Cats said...

I’m sorry about your Grandpaw. I send lots of comforting purrs and gentle headbutts to all of you. ~Ernie

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Grandpaw. May his memorty be a blessing.

We are sending all of you - especially your mum, step-grandmum, and Messi -- so much love and purrs and prayers of solace.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Awww, so sorry that your Grandpaw left his human body for a much better heavenly one.
It is hard, even when you know its coming.

Sending our sympathy with many hugs and love.

I really like that colourful art you made with his picture.

((((( ♥ )))))

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We know that there comes a time to all of us, we Mews and Beins alike, when we have to leave this world and cross our own Bridge. We have seen some among us Mews who did, and TBT has seen his elderly parents go.

TBT says it was very good that you were able to talk to Grandpaw mere minutes before he left. He wasn't able to do that with his own parents.

Peace and Easy is the best way to leave and he hopes for that himself when it is required.

We Mews purr our best for your comfort at a sad time.

Molly the Airedale said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Huge hugs♥

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry to hear about your Grandpaw. Purrs of sympathy and paws of comfort from all of us here. We will be thinking of all of you and Messi. ((Hugs)) and love ~Alasandra, Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang & Chimera

Kea said...

We are so sorry for your Grandpaw's passing. We're sending our thoughts and comforting purrs to you all, including Messi. ♥

Derry and the biped

Tommy and Teaghan said...

Hugs and love to you on GrandPaws passing. May the Angels guide him with joy and love to continue on his journey.

Katie Isabella said...

I am so sorry your Grandpaw and your mom's Father has gone on Home. But as you said, he is young and in perfect condition now. Semding love and understanding to you and to your mummy. XXXXXXXXX

Lovable Lily said...

Our hearts go out to you. It is so very hard to lose our loved ones no matter what the age. Thank you Messi for staying by his side as Grandpaw made his Journey Home. What a comfort that was for him.

Hugs,
Kim

Sandee said...

Big healing hugs all around and lots of scritches a pawkisses to Messi. ♥

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

We are so terribly sorry that your Grandpaw departed for the Rainbow Realm. We send oodles of hugs and purrs, and will light one of our special rainbow candles in his honour. ๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ™

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Sending healing purrs and hugs xx

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I saw the notice in the CB and although I have not commented before, I want to say how deeply sorry I am at the loss of such an important person in your life. Grief is deeply personal and individual, it is a process that we have to experience alone in so many ways even if we are surrounded by others who feel it also. 95 years is a long, well lived life by any standard, but it is never enough for those we love. I lost my Dad when he was 88 and I wish there were more years he could have had. Sending healing purrs and prayers for you and your family.

Gidget Blue Sky said...

we iz so sorree yor grandpaw haz crossed dee bridge, sending noze kisses and purrz

Lone Star Cats said...

Sending purrs to your family. <3

The Florida Furkids said...

Purrs to you and your family.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Shimona, I am so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. It’s never
easy losing a loved one and I understand how hard this is. May God
grant you and your family strength during this difficult time, and
ease your heart in knowing, that your dad now resides in God’s house.
My heartfelt condolences to you as well as hugs and loves. Laura

The Indulged Furries said...

We're so very sorry for your loss. I hope there is comfort in knowing that you had just visited, and spoke to him just before his passing. Thank you for sharing the photos of you Dad and Messi. They are all beautiful, especically the last one - remembering him as the beautiful soul that he was.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

The colours of life, like your tribute art, are many and sublime and wonderful. With every passing is a chance at a better rebirth. That hope drives us and all good hearts to do good and better. I am sure you will meet again . . .
Codolences and purrs
ERin

Peachy, Stippie, Angel Binky and Granny said...

So sorry for the loss of your beloved Grandpaw and your Paw, Messie๐Ÿ˜ฟ Soft Pawkisses from us to all of you๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž
Fly free beautiful Soul✨