Saturday, April 30, 2011

Candles In The Wind

and it seems to me
that you lived your life
like a candle in the wind
never knowing who to cling to
when the rain set in....
In 2007 we did a remembrance from blog to blog to our beloveds. With so much sadness and recent losses Kashim, Othello and Salome from Three Cats In Vienna suggested we link paws and remember them again with love and sweetness.

Today I am remembering Mr Kitty the feral kitty who came as quickly as he left. He was such a sweet boy and how I wished he had not been so afraid. Another who came and left us too quickly was our girl Button. Button was a tortie who had been abandoned at a shopping mall. She followed me home one night and became our "workshop" cat. She refused to come inside, and she disliked other cats. She enjoyed spending her nights in her Dad's workshop. Every morning she was let out and then she would roam into the woods that sit up against our property. One bright Saturday morning in 2006 I let her out of the shop and saw her wander off towards the woods. When I came home that afternoon, I called her and waited but she didn't come. I waited and then called some more. I became worried and started looking for her. But sadly she was not to be found. The only thing that I can tell you is that she led us to Gracie who we saved from Animal Care and Control. But I know Button had a host of medical problems one of which was a back injury which the Vet said probably came from being thrown from a car. It healed on it's own. But she walked with a strange gait and she didn't like you to touch her in certain spots. But she was a feisty little thing, with a lot of tortie-tude.
We miss you Button.
We hope you found the love you so deserved with us.
We miss you too Mr Kitty.
We were never able to give you the home and care and love you deserved, but we tried.


  1. A beautiful tribute. Those who came before lead us to where we are now. Purrs x

  2. That's such a wonderful post, our mom's eyes are leaky.

    We're participating this weekend, too, have our candle lit.

    -Fuzzy Tales

  3. What a touching post.....Button and Mr. Kitty might not have been around long but at least they knew LOVE when they were with you.
    Hugs Madi

  4. Lovely post and tribute to Mr Kitty and Button. They are fortunate to have had your love for the time that they did.

  5. Awwww me and Charlie are keeping beautiful Mr Kitty and sweet Button in our hearts today too.

    This is such a lovely tribute to these sweeties. Thank you for sharing. Take care

  6. What a beautiful tribute to Button and Mr Kitty - they knew that you loved them.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  7. We lit a candle too for our beloved angel cats. Your post was just so touching. Here's to Buttons and Mr Kitty.

  8. Sometimes for those ferals kitties, you have to love them from afar and do the best you can....we are sure they knew you cared.

  9. So touching! My Human is a-membering all her kitties who came before today also. She has had kitties since she was three (Smokey was her first) and now she's really old so there have been a lot of us! I think I am the best, of course.

  10. Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories, they warm my heart and make my whiskers grin up.

  11. What a beautiful post. Such a lovely tribute to those who came before. Thank you for loving them so much and so well.

  12. That is a beautiful post and tribute. Remembering all our special Angels...