Sunday, December 4, 2022

Mournful Messi

Hallo again, Effurrybody!

Furrst of all, We want to thank all those who visited Us during this past week, and left kind words of comfort about Grandpaw, after he crossed his Rainbow Bridge.

The week of the shiva, immediately following the funeral, was especially hard for Our Woofie Uncle, Messi. Not only was the house full of strangers, people who, in his eyes, were not supposed to be there, but his Daddy, who was always there, was no longer there - and nobody could explain to him WHY. Mummy said you could see, by his drooping tail, that he was both unhappy and scared.

Messi loved Grandpaw furry much, and Grandpaw loved Messi. Mummy says that Grandpaw - her own beloved Daddy - always used to make up funny songs, in which he replaced the words of existing songs with new lyrics. She remembers him doing this since She was a little girl - and Grandpaw carried on doing it right up till the End.

One song, which he used to sing to the tune of the Paul Robeson favourite, Trees, started off with the line: "I think that I shall never see, A canine lovely as Messi".

This week, too, We are going to let Uncle Messi repurresent Our Extended Family in the weekend blog hops - the Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie, and the Sunday Selfies blog hop, hosted by the Predictably Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet. He has no blog of his own, and although We all have the Sads, it is harder still for Messi, because he was Grandpaw's constant companion.

See those sad eyes:




The picture above, and the one following, were taken at the shiva. Mummy artified the second one with the help of LunaPic, using a mixture of filters and art effects, including Surreal Painting and Sadness and a few others, but She can't remember in which order - and, in any case, her own eyes were leaking so much that her vision was all blurry.













As you know, Mummy has her own blog (details in the sidebar), and She intends to write about Grandpaw later this week. In the meantime, if any of you or your Humans are interested, you can read Grandpaw's autobiography, which we mentioned last week. He had a furry long and eventful life.

Next week, We hope to return to regular posting, where We take turns in repurresenting the J-Cats in the blog hops. Meanwhile, here are the blog hop badges:



     




Till next time, then.

Be Well. Be safe. We love you all.




21 comments:

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Oh my, I am sorry to hear this. But a life well spent and as caring as Grandpaws will I am sure lead to better things. Fond memories are all we have after the spirit or soul has left, but they are good strong and, I am sure, will be a guide. Till the next life, one of many, may we hope to be as loved and remembered.
Your artwork is I think very telling, respectful and kind.
Sending lots of purrs to all who need them.
ERin & Mrs H

Gidget Blue Sky said...

messi we iz sorree yoo haz lost yor grandpaw

meowmeowmans said...

We're so sad for your whole family. Grandpaw sounds like he was an amazing human being, and his passing is a huge loss for so many. Purrs and prayers and love for Messi, Mummy, and all. XO

Lynn said...

Dear Messi, you took the best care of your daddy, the Grandpaw of the kitties,
so furry well fur years. We are sad to see you so lost and lonely fur now.
We have our paws folded in prayer fur your loss and that of the J-cats and their mum. Precious

Katie Isabella said...

Purrs, love, and prayers for you Messi. I am so sorry you and the family are going through this. Much much love to each of you. XXX

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Poor Messi. Animals grieve as much as humans do.The art is beautiful.

BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum said...

Wee are so furry sad to reed 'bout GranPaw leevin an fore Messi to bee so sad an you two Miss Shimona.
BellaSita Mum still missess her Pawpaw an hee has been inn Pure Land since 2009. Butt as long as youss' meow 'bout yore PawPaw'ss they will live on....
Messi wee see THE sadss inn yore eyess.....wee purray fore you!
Who will take care of Messi now???
Wee furry sorry Caspurr an Shimshi an Trixie an Miss Shimona....
quiet ***purrss*** BellaDharma an gentell {{hugss}} BellaSita Mum

The J-Cats said...

Messi will be taken care of by Step-Grandma. She, too, is grieving. They will take care of each other. We will all take care of each other.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

We send our love, hugs and purrs to you both at this sad time xx

The Indulged Furries said...

You artified Messie beautifully. It's so difficult to see pets grieving and not be able to explain to them what happened. Hopefully, over the next few weeks Messie will begin to adjust to her new situation. Exercise, maybe learning some new behaviors, and lots of love will help her. Continued purrs to you and your family during this very difficult time.

catladymac said...

We send purrayers and Power of the Paw to sweet Messi. Animals mourn as much as humans do.

Brian said...

I know it's hard on all of you but poor Messi, our hearts really hurt for her. Hugs from all of us.

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

Poor, sweet Messi. It's heartbreaking to watch them grieve.

pilch92 said...

Poor Messi, he does look sad. I am sorry your family has lost your wonderful Grandpaw. XO

The Island Cats said...

Poor Messi. I’m purring for him because I know he is missing his dad. ~Ernie

Cathy Keisha said...

Comforting purrz to Messi and you all about the passing of Grandpaw. The art is simple and beautiful.

Linda said...

I’m sorry for your loss and especially for Messi. The artified picture of him on the floor is really nice. Hugs!

Mickey's Musings said...

Big purrs from Julie and kind thoughts from the Mum.
No matter what age, it is always sad when a beloved family member passes. May your memories help you through this sad time.

Purrs, Julie and the mum

M Dawson said...

Your filter is so effective, almost like a drawing.

Our condolences on the loss of your Grandpaw. We always hope for more time, don't we.

How to spoil your cat said...

This is so sad. So sorry for your loss.

No one can grieve like a dog. Such beautiful and sad eyes.

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

So sad for you Messi and for your family too. Take your time to grieve, we know it's hard, there's only one comfort, you see each other again😿Soft Pawkisses for effuryone🐾😽💞