Monday, August 28, 2017

Remembrance Day

We just found out today is Rainbow Remembrance Day, 
so we wanted to honor those who have gone before.

This is all but one of the gang from many, many years ago. 
The woofie was Skippy, the sweetest Dachshund ever to walk the earth. 

Skippy LOVED little kids. Especially at Halloween. Handing out candy to tiny tots in costume was one of her most favoritest things ever. And walks? Oh my. That dog was a walking powerhouse! But don't let a thunderstorm pop up, because she hated those with a great passion. No sleep for anyone those nights.

Next up - Tiger, the tabby lounging on Mom. She looks so much like me, Leia, doesn't she? A lot of the same sweetness too.

And Yasmina, the lovely gray and white lady on the end. Mostly, Mina. She was given to Mom when she worked for a Stabby Place so long ago (yes, this was a great betrayal!, how could she work there??). Her people just left her when she was 8 weeks old and never came back. Plus, they named her BABY. Oh, don't get Mom started on the inappropriateness of such a name. Mina had the most regal demeanor, even as a wee one. She also had a life long battle with cystitis. 

And finally, this guy:

Meet Munchkin. This picture and his name did not do him justice, really. Mom got him when she worked for a different Stabby Place. He was about 3 weeks old, and when she met him, he was guarding his sibling with ferocity in the cage.  

He grew very tall, and long, and lean. A mighty hunter always. And he would N O T be kept inside. Really, he was feral at heart, though also sweet. He enjoyed inside and normally was in at night, but he simply found ways to get out. Mom is huge on indoor only cats but occasionally, there are those that will not conform. 

Mom's favorite story? The day he brought in a snake. She opened the door to let him in without really looking at him (he would hang off the window pane until someone let him in) and failed to see he was carrying a black snake; he dropped it so he could get some water, came back to find it - which was under Mom's feet at the time. Good thing she's short!

**Skippy, Munchkin and Tiger were co-parented. All four lived very long lives.
***All pictures were pre-camera phone era.


  1. Oh....your angels were just precious. We loved your dachshund story. The first family pet here was Toto the mighty mini dachshund. He too loved kiddos and BARBIES...OMCs the stories I heard about him would curl your toes.
    Thank you for sharing your furangel stories with us
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. It's always bittersweet when we remember our angel friends. Sending hugs and purrs.

  3. What wonderful memories - love the snake story- Amarula tries to bring LIVE mice in all the time--and like you though I prefer to keep my cats as indoor cats Amarula just won't be tamed!

  4. Purrs to your human today as she remembers those who went before. <3

  5. Thank you for sharing your angels with us. Sending soft purrs to keep with your remembrances.

  6. Purrs to you as you remember these angels on this day.

  7. It's so lovely to read about your precious angels' stories. It's sad Mina was left behind but she was very lucky to have gotten you as family. Love the snake story. Munchkin was a very good hunter! Purrs to you remembering your angels xo

  8. What a loving tribute to your angels. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  9. Purrs for all angels who gave special love to you.
    Many hugs from me

  10. I see why Skippy, Tiger, Yasmina, and Munchkin mean so much to you. I'm not sure why - but your snake story reminds me of Kitty. All of a sudden, at age 9, she started mousing. Our family's house had mice the entire time we had her ... but for some reason, she finally had it and picked off one after another. My bedroom was her depository. There was one night - after I took my copious amounts of sleeping medication required to sleep - she dropped a live one in my room and I stumbled around "under the influence" trying to get the mouse out so I could sleep. I found it under my dresser the next morning. It's truly unfair that we have them for so little time ... though they impact us for a lifetime.

  11. This is a lovely post for Skippy, Tiger, Yasmina and Munchkin. I enjoyed reading about them.

  12. What a great Memory post! All your before cats are not far, they live on in your heart!
    I send you mighty Marvelous Purrs!
    (oh and some headbutts too)

  13. I LOVED seeing these beloved babies who have lived with your mom and made her as happy as she made them. I love seeing those who came before. I hope efurrybuddy does that. Mommy already did several months ago. She should have waited.

  14. They were all beautiful, thanks for sharing them with us. XO

  15. We purr for every kitty and woffie who traveled to their Bridge... Every story makes us cry.

  16. We hope you all are doing well ... just wanted you to know we're thinking of you :)

  17. What beauties! ... though I have to say, the sneaky-snake would have freaked our mom out completely!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  18. OH! We loved reading about your wonderful furkids who came before. That story about Munchkin and the snake ... WOW! That would have freaked out our peeps. Purrs and prayers as you remember these babies, who live in your heart and memory forever. <3

  19. Oh, what sweeties!
    Have a wonderful Sunday...

    Noodle and crew