A Pet Remembrance Day

Isobel from IsobelandCat’s blog is remembering her kitty tonight. Her kitty Gorgeous Freddy but better known as Cat on her blog, a ginger boy she loved with all her heart. It is very close to this time that Cat passed away. She has NotCat now and her blog is full of his ginger self. But today it is about Cat and all the other pets in Isobel’s life. She is asking that we all join in and light a candle today and tonight and put it in a window to remember the pets in our own lives and to remember Cat too. She suggests we all clink a glass of something of your choice. So tonight CH and I will be having a glass of wine and clinking glasses with Isobel and anyone else that would like to remember the wonderful animals that have been a part of your life and made your heart happy. Please click here for Isobel’s post one week after Cat died last year. And click here for her post about her lovely idea to remember our pets today.

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This kitty will be in our hearts tonight as she is every day along with Cat and all the other pets that hold a special place in the heart of their person. She is our Z Cat, our Country Cat, Z Catter, Fuzz Face. She was the cat of my life. She left us January 17, 2009. And there is a long list of others. Our Holly Cat, Spanky, Tinker, Sleepy, Grumpy. There are childhood dogs and a cat. Dutchie my Dachshund, my Sheltie Happy and a Taffy cat. Herman, CH’s much loved Heinz 57. There was the horse of my life, Ladies Dance and Rumbles, Sugarfoot, Rumbles Too and Dizzi.

So, Isobel thank you so much for beginning this tradition. Our hearts are with you on this day as you think of your special sweet memories of Cat, your Gorgeous Freddy Boy.

43 thoughts on “A Pet Remembrance Day

  1. Lovely post…..I too am glad Isobel suggested this wonderful way of remembering our animal children we’ve loved and lost through the years. Z Cat certainly had a gorgeous coat and a sweet look in her eye – maybe because she was looking at her Mom as she snapped the photo? πŸ˜‰

    Pam (and Sam)

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    1. Close Pam, she was lookin’ at her Dad! That kitty was on my lap with the beach towel I always have wrapped around my waist. We call it my “dress”. I always have it wrapped around me inside, clothes and all. I think it’s my security blanket. The Z Cat could always be found on my lap when she wasn’t stalking lizards out on our Tiny Ten. Supervised of course. She was not allowed to wander outside. Give Sam a scritch for us!

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      1. I’ll be happy to give him a scritch for you! Your “dress” reminds me of what we call Sam’s “sweater”…..we call his harness/leash his “sweater” and if I say the word “sweater” he heads for the spot by the door where it hangs. Smart cookie huh? LOL

        Happy Sunday
        Pam

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  2. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing it.
    I never had a pet before Bruno & Jigs but my favorite dog in my parents’ place passed away late last year and I really miss her.
    There are those who scoff at the idea that we humans can feel so much grief over the loss of an animal, but the mere thought that someday I will be losing my doggies is enough to bring me to tears.
    I raise my favorite coffee mug to all the special furry guys and gals who brought so much joy to us. πŸ™‚

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  3. What a wonderful idea. The only downfall to keeping pets is having to survive their loss. They become our family members and our best friends, and they are always gone too soon.

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  4. Thank you Pix for making me (us) aware of Isobel’s blog and her lastest post. In my life I too have had the privilege of loving and caring for many wonderful pets, each unique and special in their own way. Tonight I will light a candle in memory of Sweet Emma Lou, who now resides safely tucked in my heart. Blessings, Julie.

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  5. I think this is a wonderful idea…I remembered my kitties that had gone this morning, after I read Pam and Sam’s post…Fat Kitty, Satin, Callie, Abigail Beecher (1 & 2), Fluff (1,2,&3)…all of them sad to lose, It is a wonderful thing to have been owned by a cat!

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  6. I too have had many family members that have graced my life and no longer here, Just to name a few Augie (our beloved lab), Lady (our beloved little girl) Buddy, Rex, Scruffy, Forty, TG, Jack, Patches,so many to name but never forgotten, I will light a candle tonight in their memory for sure. This makes me cry but a good cry. We loved them all and gave them a good home. We now have three cats (all strays) and Jake the farm dog who was also rescued from an abusive home. Check out my blog to see him.

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    1. I also pity people who have never loved an animal. I just printed this and framed it for a Professor friend of mine who just lost his precious dog. “Until one has loved a dog, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

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  7. I used to have a cat when I and my siblings were still students in college. For a short time, I met a cat who sneaked in the house once and instead of driving him away, I gave him food and caressed him while eating. It was there that we became friends. I never knew who the owner was but all I know is that he drops by our place every night and leaves by the morning. Until one night, I dreamt he got killed in an accident. The shocking thing was, it’s true. Since that dream, he never came back. Up to now, that cat was one of the best friends I had.

    Thank for making me feel, I’m needed too. I will forever remember “you”.

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  8. I have joined in the salute to, and remembrance of, our beloved pets. What a truly wonderful way to remember those little critters that loved us so unconditionally.

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  9. Your Z Cat was lovely. She looks so sweet. Great post. What a beautiful and loving way to remember our pets that have touched our hearts and then went to live with the angels. (((hugs))) I have many pets to remember, but for now I’ll just send out big hugs and happy thoughts to you and all for the precious memories we all share with our furbabes past and present. (((hugs)))

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  10. Wonderful idea! Pets add so much joy to our lives . . . your Z cat looks a bit like Tigger (and his predecessor Cayenne).

    Here’s to Muffin, Alexandra/Sandy, Dutchess, Freia, Jazz, Cayenne, and Tigger too! I enjoyed reading about Squeeky (on Kris’s blog).

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  11. Thank you for sharing this. I join you & others remembering Gorgeous Freddy today, along with all the other beloved pets that have gone “Up, up, up past the Russell Hotel / Up, up, up to the Heaviside layer”.

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  12. Oh shoot! I missed this event yesterday. I have so many pets to remember, My beloved German shepherds Rex, Baron, Duke, Bullet and Harley. My favorite kitties Coco, CeeCee, Callie and last but certainly not least Stormy. From long ago, horses Star, Blaze, Sally, Inky and Diamond. Oh gosh, I’m sure I missed someone. There were so many kitties over the years.

    Your Z Cat was a pretty little kitty. Pet’s have so much love to give. It’s amazing how much they become part of you and your family and you miss them when they are gone almost like they were a person. I have to believe there’s a special place in heaven for them too!

    Have a great day, Pix, and enjoy this beautiful spring weather!

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    1. Cheryl, there has to be a special place in heaven for them! Just has to be!
      Enjoy your day Cheryl, glad you are feeling better. I am off to see your barn. Haven’t gotten mine up yet, been too busy commenting πŸ˜€
      The weather is beautiful!

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  13. Hi Pix ~ I surely joined in on this one. So many sweet companions that have gone across the bridge… we will see them all again! For now, we keep them alive in our hearts and memories.

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  14. Your Z Cat was gorgeous and I love the way she was gazing into the camera. This is such a wonderful idea – our pets become such a big part of our lives with their own personalities and quirks. And when they leave, we keep them alive in our hearts, knowing that we shared precious memories.

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