Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Angel Mommy Cat Monday

Mommy Cat really loved the water fountain.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Halle And Snoopy on Sunday

The bed Halle is sleeping on was bought for Calle and Halle in New Orleans over Thanksgiving weekend, 2004, 1 month after they were born and 2 months before they moved in with us=I couldn't wait to welcome my sweet babies home!...The Snoopy picture was a 40th birthday gift in 2005 from my Aunt; she had a pillow case from my favorite childhood sheets framed and I still adore Snoopy!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Angel Calle In The Window

Spend your weekend somewhere special...

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Throwback Thursday

My beautiful girl

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tummy Tuesday

My gorgeous girl loved tummy rubs more than any other kitty I've ever known=she would meow for them and sometimes she would just reach out to touch you with her little hand and roll.  : )

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

This has been a difficult month for us and these Easter photos offer a visual representation...The first photo was made about a week before Mommy Cat passed away on March 19 after a quick decline in her health; the second photo depicts a halo added over Mommy Cat a few days before Calle's sudden, unexpected death on April 4...A halo will be added to sweet Calle in subsequent holiday photos, but I loved her wearing the bunny ears...Of course, Halle, Sukki and I are all deeply grieving, but I feel very grateful we were blessed with the chance to love and cherish Mommy Cat and Calle for many wonderful years together...then, now and always.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sweet Balinese Sisters

They were best friends and biological sisters, they really loved each other.
Sukki is behind my precious Calle.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday Cuteness

Happy Good Friday.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Throwback Thursday

Sukki, Calle, Halle

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Angel Mancat Monday

While living outdoors for 10 years, Daddy Cat (and his family) came home every night to sleep in one of the beds in our old garage.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sharing Sisters...

Calle and Sukki's faces and long fur were so similar and they looked just alike from certain angles, but this photo makes it easy to see how much Calle was darker than Sukki.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Throwback Thursday

Sukki has always loved getting in sinks...silly girl.  MOL

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Angel Mommy Cat Monday

It's true=ALL cats like boxes!
Mommy Cat discovered her love of boxes a little later than most...

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Saddest Post I Have Ever Written

I must start this post by telling you all I am still in complete and utter shock, but I knew I had to write this and honor my precious baby as soon as possible...I am beyond heart broken, crushed and shattered to tell you guys on Thursday, 04.04.19, my sweet, gorgeous Calle Girl died at home in my arms...Calle was brought to the Vet on Wednesday, 03.27 for a sinus infection, when, for the first time, the Vet detected a heart murmur; she went home and we got an appointment with a Specialist for Monday, 04.01 for an ultrasound to determine the medications she might need; After Calle spent the day with the Specialist, I was told the murmur was severe and she was diagnosed with Restrictive/Atypical Cardiomyopathy with Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation and SAM (Septal Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve)...She was prescribed 2 medications and I was told in a written report on Tuesday that she had maybe 6 months, possibly 1 year or longer if the medications worked well for her...She stopped eating and became listless on Wednesday and I honestly didn't know if she would make it through the night...I was at the Specialist Vet the next morning before they opened and another ultrasound was done on Calle, showing her condition was much worse in just 2 days...She was prescribed a third medication and I was told she was in heart failure and basically dying; with these three drugs, there was a 25% chance of improvement in 36-48 hours and if that occurred, she could possibly live a few more weeks...I was assured she was weak but not in pain, so I took her home to see if the drugs could give us a few more weeks together. My Mom and I stayed by her side and in the late afternoon we realized she was getting worse, but it happened suddenly and was over quickly=she passed away in my arms while my Mom was calling the Dr to come to my house for euthanasia...It was so unreal=in an instant my beautiful sweetheart was gone and I am still in total shock and disbelief...Halle and Sukki look so sad and depressed=we have experienced so much loss in 2 weeks and I feel they are in shock too...I want to mention that Calle did suffer from arthritis in her back legs and moved much slower in the last 1.5 years, but we managed it with pain medication and joint supplements; she was a 14 lb cat and looked/seemed strong and healthy otherwise...While we believe her arthritis covered up any sign of heart disease because I never saw any health issue other than her moving slower, not once did I see heavy breathing or anything that would make me think there was anything else going on with her...I have my babies blood checked every year during their wellness exams because I am very diligent about their health and want to be aware of any health issues asap...This blind sided me...I am 53 years old and have lost very close family members, but I have always had some awareness of illness with those past losses in my life and this was just out of the blue for me...My three girls and I were in the beginning stages of grief over the loss of Mommy Cat, trying to face our "new normal" without her in our house...I cannot believe I had 4 cats less than 3 weeks ago and now, 2...I feel overwhelmed with shock, pain and an emptiness in my heart; I know Halle and Sukki are feeling these things too in their own ways...I cannot adequately put into words what my beautiful, darling Calle meant to me and my heart=she was a gentle, serene, loving, regal, sweet soul and I am so grateful I got to be her Mommy...I am just truly at a loss in many ways right now, my tears will not stop...Thank you for caring about my special Calle Girl, I am very appreciative of the friendships and love we have felt from the cat blogging community.

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

Calle and Halle in 2005...

My 3 girls in 2010...

Halle, Calle, Sukki

My gorgeous sweetheart Calle...
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Friday, April 5, 2019

Sukki LOVES Her Box!

The minute I turned my back, look who was IN it!!!  MOL
Happy weekend ahead!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Throwback Thursday

At our old house, 2009.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019