Friday, February 25, 2022

Happy 15th Birthday, Darling Sukki!


My precious Sukki is enjoying her 15th birthday today with her beloved little brother, Rio, many treats and of course, nip=my girl loves her pink nip cigars!!


I am so grateful for this little beauty~she is such a joyful, precious baby, my heart kitty...
Thank you for helping us celebrate my gorgeous sweetheart's special day.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy 1st Birthday, Rio AND Happy Valentine's Day!

Wake up, Rio...it's your 1st birthday!


Rio is a real character who makes me laugh every day...He loves to sleep on his back and he enjoys hiding and jumping out at me and Sukki...Funny fact: Rio really believes if he can't see you, you can't see him, so he only worries about hiding his face/head!!...My playful, silly boy LOVES toy rats, nip and his big sister, so I'm sure he will have a busy day playing with his toys and "his" Sukki.


Rio is a joyful, loving baby, just like his sister.
Thank you for stopping by to help celebrate this darling boy's 1st birthday with us!


Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year!

The morning after the party...

Sukki seemed tired, but I think she really enjoyed celebrating the New Year with her fun little brother!


With that silly look on Rio's face, I'm thinking he may have overdone the nip...MOL!

We hope everyone is blessed with an amazing, joyful 2022!

Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy New Year's Eve!

Goodbye 2021...another difficult year for most, but I feel so blessed to ring in 2022 with these two precious sweethearts.

Wishing everyone a fun and safe New Year's Eve!



 

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas!

My precious Sukki is the sweetest baby~the purrfect kitty to wish everyone ALL the wonderful things...


And we are both so happy she has a new little brother to help her spread holiday cheer...

Wishing everyone a blessed and joyous Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas Eve...

Since this is Rio's first Christmas, Sukki decided to read him a story to help him understand the holiday...


Rio was fascinated by the Christmas story and couldn't wait to put out cookies for Santa...Knowing Rio has a voracious appetite, my wise and wonderful Sukki kept a close eye on the cookie plate...


And since Rio believes he is always "a very good boy", he was so excited to see what toys Santa might bring; but like all youngsters, Rio grew impatient waiting for the magical visit....


No matter what your age, we hope you all have a fun, captivating Christmas Eve like our darling Rio!

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Introducing Rio...

Meet Rio, my new baby and Sukki's little brother...The first photo I published on this blog almost 12 years ago was of my 3 girls, Calle, Halle and Sukki, in a box, so I thought this was the purrfect introduction for Rio as well. 


Rio is a sweet, silly boy, about 10 months old; he was rescued from the pound by the Texarkana Animal League and I was so lucky they chose me to be his Mommy!


Rio loves to bring his toy rats to play with in the tub just like Calle used to do.


Rio is growing so fast, I think he will be a big boy soon!


Sukki and Rio love each other.
Sukki was sad as an only kitty and Rio has been a welcome addition to our home and our hearts.


Sukki will be 15 in February and Rio will be 1.
I've never had kitties with such a large age difference before, but these two are a good fit...Rio is all kitten and everything is a game for him, so he has certainly made Sukki more active and I believe she helps him calm down on occasion as well.


They enjoy cuddling together on their heated blanket, their toys (cat dancer and a butterfly that flutters around are their favorites), chasing each other, and of course, nip (Sukki has her pink nip cigar in this photo)!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Happy 17th Birthday Angel Calle And Angel Halle...


I just wanted to remember my precious girls as they celebrate their shared birthday in Heaven, together once again...They are dearly missed everyday, loved always~they'll live forever in my heart.

 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Thankful Thursday...This Is Not Goodbye

 This blog has been such a wonderful part of my life, a true labor of love...It has allowed me to share some of the sweetest souls I have ever known and in that process, I've made some lovely friends who, like myself, value animals as family...For me, Jacqueline's Cat House actually became a photo album of these precious babies that I have been blessed to love and hold in my heart forever...In January 2020, the blog changed after daily posts for 10 years to a once a week post, the result of losing 3 of my babies; now, after Halle's sudden loss, I have decided to stop regular posts and will only post sporadically, on special occasions...I started this blog for 5 very exceptional cats and with only 1 remaining, I'm finding it hard to continue...So, while there will be other posts, I would still like to give thanks at this time...Thank you for every single kind word and comment=they have put many smiles on my face and lifted me on many days...Thank you for caring about these sweethearts I've been so fortunate to call my own...And of course, I want to thank everyone for sharing our lives over the last 11+ years, it has truly been my honor to share these sweet, extraordinary babies with you all.

Adored, cherished, loved and treasured forever...



Calle, Halle, Sukki
2009




*****A special thanks to Ann from Zoolatry for her friendship and help over the years.*****

Thursday, September 2, 2021

And Then There Was One...

I am devastated as I write this post...It is with a heavy, sad heart that I let you guys know my Halle Cat passed away last week in my arms...On Wednesday, 08.25, Halle was fine when I got home from work; a few hours later, she stumbled over to me and I realized she had suffered a stroke...After speaking with my Vet, I thought she could recover and made an appointment for the next morning...I spoke to Halle constantly, reassuring her "Mommy was with her and she would be fine", "I knew she was scared but I would not leave her"...I was holding her in my arms like a baby, looking into her sweet face, talking softly to her when she suddenly had a heart attack and died; it was reminiscent of my Calle's death...She was cremated the next day...It was a complete shock and I still can't believe she is gone; I truly never saw this coming...Halle and Sukki had their yearly Vet visit about 2 weeks before and while Halle's medication for high blood pressure was increased, her blood work looked good and she seemed fine until the last hour of her life...Sukki misses her sister like I do~deeply, terribly, constantly...Our home just doesn't feel right without Halle there...The last time I had only 1 kitty, I was in my 30s and Sukki has never lived as an "only cat" in her life so Halle's death has created a great emptiness that feels overwhelming at times...I'm grateful we have each other, but we are both truly heartbroken over Halle's loss...I was so blessed Halle chose me to be her Mommy for almost 17 years and that is what I will try to remember through this tremendous grief.


I know her family that went before, including Daddy Cat, Mommy Cat and her littermate, Calle, were waiting to greet my precious Halle as she went to the Bridge...


My darling angel Halle Cat.


Halle (10.23.04-08.25.21)

Love never dies...Love is eternal.

"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose...All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."~Helen Keller

"Always the years between us...Always the years...Always the LOVE...Always the hours..."~Virginia Woolf 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Throwback Thankful Thursday


Mommy Cat's 21st birthday is next week...how I miss this precious girl. We were all blessed by her sweet presence.
Mommy Cat (09.01.00-03.19.19)
Winter, 2018

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Thankful Thursday


Sukki has been enjoying the open plantation shutters=her favorite spot to watch Kitty TV!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Thankful Thursday




Halle adores her Kitty TV!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Throwback Thankful Thursday


It makes my heart happy to remember these two like this~happy and always together, in our old back yard.
2009