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Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Today, we’re participating in a day of remembrance for our pets who have crossed over Rainbow Bridge.

(Sundae very graciously forfeited her turn to post Monday Morning Mews this week.)

There have been so many cats in my life, but the one that was dearest to me was Beezy.

I adopted Beezy from the animal shelter in the summer of 1995, when she was two years old. Later, I learned that her former owners had been acquaintances of mine, and that she was born in my home town of Bacon’s Castle, less than a mile from my childhood home. I like to think that, perhaps, we were so close because we were connected by way of our home town.

I’ve often said that Beezy was my “kitty soul mate”. She just wanted to be with me no matter what I was doing. When I first adopted her, I’d carry her around on my shoulder like a baby. In fact, her given name was Baby. But, as we often do with our pets, her name morphed from the original into something else. Baby became Beezy. I’m not quite sure how that happened: “Baby, Babeez, Bee-Beez, Beez, Beezy”…perhaps?

Beezy was shy and hid whenever visitors came around. But Marshall was family, so she was always comfortable with him.

And when Motor Man came into my life, she accepted him as her own.

You’d never know this man is allergic to cats.

Beezy lived a long life.  But in November of 2009, her health failed, and we had to make that sad, but most unselfish, decision that all pet owners dread. Beezy was 16.

Looking through pictures for this post was bittersweet, and memories came flooding back  of the love I we had for her.

Interestingly enough, we always thought of Beezy as a girl and referred to her as such, but “she” was actually a neutered male. It’s probably best HE didn’t really know the difference. I think HE would have been a bit embarrassed to be sporting this look. With all that long hair, the vet would occasionally have to shave the mats off poor Beez.

This picture was taken at the vet’s office as I held Beezy for the last time.

“Our animal friends teach us more than we expected
and love us more than we could have hoped.
That’s why we miss them
much more than we could ever have imagined.” 

To read all the posts of remembrance today or to share your own, click here.

~These Days Of Mine~




Random Five Friday

My Random Five today is REALLY random….

1.) You have, no doubt, heard about the shooting Wednesday in a rural town in Virginia, in which two tv station employees were killed. When I first heard the name of the town, (about 3 1/2 hours from us) I didn’t recall ever having been in that area.  BUT, as the story unfolded, I realized that Motor Man and I had actually been in that same shopping complex a little over two years ago. We stopped there for lunch on our way to visit a family who raises Gypsy horses. You may recall this post that I wrote about our day. We also  bought this wind chime at one of the shops, probably just feet from where the shooting took place.  Is it silly to say that I will, mostly likely, now think of those two young people whenever I hear the chimes?

wind chime 8-27-2015 3-12-30 PM

2.) Today, I’m participating in The Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day on Facebook in memory of my dear Beezy. She was my kitty soul-mate from 1995, when I adopted her, until we had to say goodbye in 2009. What a special kitty she was.

3.) I’m feeling a little nostalgic as another school year starts, reminded of putting Marshall on the bus for the first time as a kindergartener. Yes, that’s me: just a “few” years younger, pounds lighter… and hair curlier.

school bus 4-2-2005 4-34-20 PM 4-2-2005 4-34-20 PM

4.) Last week, I broke down and upgraded to a new cell phone.  I’ve been needing one for a long time, having to charge my old one two or three times during the day, but I’d dreaded learning a new one.  Thankfully, that hasn’t been too much of an issue. The most bothersome thing I’ve dealt with is that none of the ringtones that I had set on my old phone for my favorite folks  are available on the new one. But I’m sure “there’s an app for that”.

5.) This little exchange between Motor Man and his mom took place last week at lunch, and is an example of his quick wit:

Motor Mum: “Are you feeling okay? You look a little pale.” (typical mother)
Motor Man: “Yes, I’m fine. I just forgot to put on my make-up this morning.”
Motor Mum: (playing along) “Oh, you wear make-up? What brand do you prefer?”
Motor Man: “Oil of Engine.”

jr and mom

Speaking of Motor Mum, we’ll be celebrating her 89th birthday this weekend.  I’ll  most likely have photos to share next week.

Happy weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~