Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Dear Photograph

There is a website called Dear Photograph that depicts people taking pictures from the past and holding them up against the same backdrop in the present. It's a very interesting concept.  Little did I think how appropriate it would become to me. (I have submitted this photo to their blog it was printed on September 2, 2013 --->>HERE)
This photograph of Abby is one of my all time favorites. I even had a oil painting done of it which hangs in my bedroom. This photo is from April 2006. She hadn't been with me for a year yet.
So as I sat near the exact same spot where this was taken and tried to line up the foot of the china cabinet I was visited by Boo.

Boo was very interested in the picture.

Abby this was just the perfect photo, she was so happy in that sunbeam. I can see the smile so wide on her face. She loved the sun in the morning as it streamed in in this location. As time passed she would get up onto the dining room table at the edge and catch the rays as they came in during the morning hours. In her later years she discovered the chair tucked away in the corner of the dining room and it was with greater frequency that I found her there. I could always look as I was preparing dinner and see her little face that would poke around the corner. That was one of the harder things to change after she flew away. Looking at that chair and seeing it empty. So it was a happy emotion to see Gracie take up residence in that chair. Not often, but often enough. A kitty needs to be in that chair.

Boo sniffing.

I don't know what she saw.
Abby, maybe?
Because all she could see was the upper part of the china cabinet from this angle.
I would like to think Abby was watching us.
I sure do miss her.
And I will for the remainder of my days.
I love you Abby
to the MOON
and BACK
again, and again and again.

If you have a moment please stop by and light a candle for Abby. The gratefulness candles only stay lit for 48 hours and then they go out. For those who have a candle it means so much to have visitors light the way for their loved ones and to keep their lights from being extinguished.. You may do so HERE--->>> Abby's Candles
Thank you so much.


  1. That is so special. We have no doubt whatsoever that Abby was (and IS) watching over you. The love you shared is always and forever.

    Big hugs to you all.

    p.s. - we just lit another candle for Abby. Thank you for reminding us.

  2. I love this and wish I had to participate. I really feel Abby around and lots of love.

  3. Isn't it Miss Boo's birthday? Happy birthday dear Boo, we love you!!!

  4. I love your Dear Photograph entry. And yes, I do think Abby was watching over you and Boo in these photos today.

  5. We like that picture too and believe that cats do sense things mere humans cannot.
    Happy Birthday Boo !
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

  6. Love the idea. Happy birthday, Boo.

  7. What a wonderful Dear Photograph entry. We're sure Abby's whiskers are smiling about those photos.

    Happy birthday, Boo.

  8. We like the picture of Abby very much and have lit another candle for her. We are sending Miss Boo birthday greetings.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  9. That's a lovely photo. We're sure Abby is there watching over you.

    Happy Birthday to Boo!

    The Florida Furkids

  10. Such a lovely photograph. And yes, we, too, are certain Abby is right there with you all.

  11. Oh, and happy birthday to Miss Boo! (It's on the CB this A.M.!)

  12. I still have little reminders around my place of my Max. Unexpectedly, something will take me back in time. Precious memories.

  13. It was Abby watching you all - we know it. Thank you for coming to our Gotcha Day Party for Mamacita and Rosa!

    cats of wildcat woods

  14. It's a lovely picture of a truly lovely kitty.


  15. A very beautiful picture of Angel Abby.

  16. What a beautiful post and picture about my BFFF Angel Abby. Mom has tried to light a candle but i believe she has to be on FB or something we cannot get anywhere once we get to the page.
    Hugs madi and mom

  17. Those are such beautiful photos of Boo looking at Abby's photograph. So precious.

  18. thiz iza trooly gorgeous pick sure oh ewe abby.... N it iz way awesum dear photograph posted yur pick sure on ther website two !!!


  19. just gorgeous and I know that Abby is with you EVERY day

  20. That is a lovely picture of Abby. I have lit a candle for her.

  21. I will dear dear friend. I will. And that is a sweet picture of a happy loved Abby.

  22. Cats are so intuitive. We're sure that Boo sensed Abby's presence looking after all of you. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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