Sunday, December 04, 2011


The holidays are a time of family & friends.
They usually denote a time of fun and festivity.
But for some, struggling with illness and loss, it is a time of silent sadness.
This year, many, far too many of our furfriends and their families are suffering with just that heavy heart.
So please keep them close in your thoughts as the holidays come closer.
While many of us are celebrating, they are nursing breaking or broken hearts.
So this year, like so many others I will light my candle and hope. Hope that it helps bring some light and cheer, hope that for just a moment the darkness will not be a place of despair and sadness, but of warmth and light. All of us here will remember and reminisce.

Blessings to Miss Parker, Daisy Mae, and Ginger Jasper, Winchester and to anyone out there who is dealing with an ill cat. May you enjoy each and every moment with your Mom and Dad, and they with you.

Our deepest sorrows are with the losses of long time cat blogosphere kitties. Dear Opus has joined his brother Roscoe at the Bridge. Farewell for now dear Opus, know that you are no longer suffering in these earthly shackles.

And sweet Seaborne, handsome beyond words, gone long before your time. You shall be missed by many. We know that all of our furfriends who go before us make a path and wait for us. WE will see you again for our joyful reunion.

Sometimes the smallest things
take up the most room in your heart.
- Winnie The Pooh


  1. I am purring lots for all my kitty friends, and also those I don't know but who are going through sad times this season.

  2. We have been very distressed at the news we keep hearing--all those old friends who are not doing well or who have left.

  3. Lovely post and we join you with purrs and purrayers.

    Mom Kim here: I was in Dollarama on Friday and the elderly lady ahead of me was chatting with the cashier. She had recently lost her husband and was facing Christmas alone. And the cashier, who probably is younger than me, lost her husband to cancer in May. I remember chatting with her last year--both her husband and young daughter were gravely sick. And while I usually feel a bit "down" over the holidays because I'm without family here, I was reminded that for many, grief and loneliness is fresh. This is not the joyful time it's made out to be, not for a great many.

  4. What a beautiful post fur this advent Sunday! We will be remembering these furriends and purraying fur them. xoxo

  5. What a beautiful, touching post dear friend. I'm very sad for all those who have had to say goodbye to their beloved pet this year. It's so very heart breaking.

  6. It can be a sad time and your post is lovely. I have lost a dear friend just two months ago but find solace in helping her husband care for her daughter - we are taking them today to get their Christmas tree. There are still beautiful moments even in the midst of sorrow. We just need to look for them.

  7. Abby you have a precious soul and kind heart. Very powerful post.
    Hugs to you and your peeps and sibs.

  8. Thank you for that lovely post - it is so easy to overlook the sick and lonely at a time for families and friends.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  9. Awww what a truly beautiful post!

    Me and Charlie are lighting a candle for all our angel furriends and their families and are keeping hope alive for all our furriends who are ill or poorly and for their families looking after them.

    Take care

  10. We have been purring like crazy for all of our friends and we won't stop.

  11. What a touching post! And so very timely too. It reminds us of all we have to be thankful for, and of all we have lost. We're purring for all who need them.

  12. Dear Sweet Abby,
    Da momee lets big tearz slip down her face when she & I read dis post.
    You are a beooty-ful soul who always tinks of otherz & haz been such a loyal frend to us, evfun when we did not or could not post or vizit or commint.
    I hope you know how much we appresheate you & your genuine love & compassion.
    We are wooried abouts our frendz who are sufferin' along wit us. & you have egg-spressed it so wunderfully.
    Tanks you... we lovez you,
    Dr Tweety & da Fab Five

  13. What a thoughtful and beautiful post.
    What I love about the cat blogging community is that everyone appreciates and genuinely cares for what each other are going through and understands the connection and love we have for our pets.

    I haven't met many of the friends you have listed here but I wish each of them the very best for the future and will keep them all in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Parker's Mommy here - You have touched our hearts here in O Hi O. We thank you for your prayers. Watching Miss Parker Pie fade slowly is heart breaking - she is such a sweet kitty and she's doing her thing gracefully and as she wishes. Every day is a gift and while Scott and I decorated the tree today, she sat and watched as if to say, "nice work, I approve". There are no words for what we feel about her illness.
    Thanks you.
    (((hugs))) and smoochies from Parker

  15. What a beautiful and thoughtful post. We are thinking of all those who have sick loved one and all those who have lost love ones and we are lighting candles for them.

  16. That is truly a beautiful post. There has been way too much sadness in the cat world lately. We are purring for everyone for sure. Thanks for this lovely tribute to everyone. This is probably one of the best posts I have read in a long time. Take care.

  17. ((((hugs)))) this was one of the most beautiful posts that I have seen in quite some time.


    We are purring and praying and sending comforting thoughts.

  18. We are so glad we dropped in tonight to read your lovely post about - remembering - to keep in our hearts all those who need our purrs and prayers.


  19. This is a wonderful and timely post
    It is so important to remember those who are in need and dealing with sadness.We need to remember that goodwill towards men(and animals) should last ALL year.
    Thanks for this reminder and purrs to our friends.

    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ

  20. Purrrrrrrrr...

    What a wonderful post honoring all of our friends. Our beloved Jonathan :: bows head in honor:: was I'll over the holidays in 2006 and he passed away on Dec. 26th, so we know how hard it is to lose someone you love this time of year.

  21. Such a beautiful and heartfelt post. Thank you for reminding us of what we are blessed with. Thank you for remembering those who are hurting.
    xo Glogirly and Katie

  22. What a lovely post. We are purring for all of our furiends who are ill. We purr for their humans too, because we know how worried they are. And we purr for our furiends who have left us...we miss them so much.

  23. We are purring for all of these, and feeling pretty sad ourselves since the Human's family experienced the sudden and terrible death of a beautiful 26-year-old woman this week.

  24. Such a thoughtful post. Thank you.

    We are purring and praying for so many of our friends, and will continue to do so.

  25. Such a thoughtful post. Too many of our friends are ill now. It makes us so sad.

  26. Love your post, it is true, touching and beautiful. The holiday season is a hard time for some. We pray for the health of all our friends.