Friday, October 25, 2013

With STRINGS Come Attachements

C.Nov 2011

A few months ago I showed you a game Abby and I used to play with a piece of string attached to a door knob. I don't recall how this particular game came about but I had a little piece of string that came on a package one day, and I suppose I just threw it down on the floor to see what would happen.

The area Abby and I are in is the laundry room, which Abby would always follow me into each morning as I cleaned out the litter boxes.
So I dropped the string on the floor and I do recall she grabbed it and her feet could not gain traction on the linoleum. So imagine if you well flying  cat feet!

Then she would fall flat and scoop up the string into her paws.

But she would move it all around scooting her body in all types of contortions.

Abby jumping on it.

Falling down and grabbing it using that back paw for balance against the door jam.

Whapping it good!

Got it now!

Nope not yet!

And so it would end, as quickly as it began she would stop. She was never interested in eating it just in it moving around on the floor. She just wanted it to scoot along the floor so she could chase it. It was so cute to watch because I think I've mentioned she wasn't a cat who liked toys. So finding this was a special joy. I saved the string and every time I go get the mail or clean the litter boxes, I would drop it down on the floor for her to play with and she would go at it for a minute or so. I could dangle it and she would nab it out of my hand too.
I miss playing with you Abby.
I miss everything about you.
I am so grateful for all the wonderful memories we had.
Very grateful.
I am thankful you were with me for the time we had together.
And I always will be.
I am sad,but I am healing.
But, there will never be a day I do not miss you little one.
I love you to the Moon and back
again and again and again.
Forever Abby.

Abby's candles 
Please help me remember Abby.


  1. String games are so much fun - I'm glad Abby enjoyed them too.

  2. What a happy memory.
    String is a very fun thing to play with as you never know how it reacts ;)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

  3. We're so glad to see you sharing these happy memories of Abby. Strings sound like they were the toy that "pushed her button."

  4. string, a box, a bottle cap... amazing how much money we spend on toys but what they truly enjoy is totally free!

    big hugs xoxo

  5. Sending you hugs.. I know how much you miss that sweet girl...

    Seeing pictures of her tailless tushy made me smile / cry... Reminds me so much of Alex. I know both our tailless wonders are now playing together..

  6. The string game is a great one. Derry loves string too, but no one could match Chumley for being into string.

    Healing can be such a slow, roller coaster process...Keeping you (all) in our thoughts and purrayers!

  7. We love string games too - they are great if you are on your own or with a sibling or two. We're pleased to hear that Abby liked to play with string too.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. What a wonderful memory and great pictures. Abby seems to play so well by herself. (Not me - I need to be entertained). What a cutie Abby was.

  9. Fun memories are just the best! Have a great weekend dear friends!

  10. You were lucky she didn't ever eat it. That could be a problem. My furrend Katie needed immediate surgery for it.

  11. Abby was such a comical little girl and I just love her little tushy!!
    Hugs to my Angel Gal Pal Abby from her bfff Madi

  12. The best memories come with great photos. Thank you for sharing playful Abby with us! Purrs...

  13. A piece of string is all a kitty needs for seconds of fun!! MOL so sweet xox

  14. To a cat, everything is a toy. Bag ties are a popular toy at our house as well as bottle caps and corks. Too bad no one has figured out how to infuse those items with some catnip. Thanks for sharing these lovely B&W photos of Abby. It appears and sounds as if she really enjoyed her string. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  15. des moments de jeux attendrissants

  16. I don't seem to like strings so much...but give me some crunchy tissue paper! woo hoo...and we did light another candle for Abby

  17. what a wonderful memory of your time with abby. buster likes ties from bread and milk rings. emma likes to swat crumpled paper - especially from netflix.

    emma and buster

  18. Such good memories of Abby...but we know they are bittersweet. Purrs....

  19. It's those little reminders of simple smiles that fill your heart.


  20. Awww, so precious. Those memories of Abby are so very, very dear. Thank you for sharing them with us. Such a precious girl! Yes, love to the moon and back, forever and ever.

  21. We nose it waz a while ago butt we just found out dat yer beeloved Abby went to Summerland n we wnatz to say we iz sowwy fer yer loss...Mum sayz da memoriez will help ya get thru da dayz n me sayz hold on to da other kittehz tight n dey will lub ya n help ya get thru da sad timez..
    Yer furend, Nylablue xxx

  22. Simple pleasures are best and these memories priceless. Purrrrrs for continued healing for all of you.

  23. I'm so glad you have these happy memories of your beloved Abby, even as you miss her. Hugs and headbonks.

  24. Thanks for that story about Abby. Dad tells us about his Pee Girl who always laid on top of him while he slept and would greet him every morning.
    These are the things that make life beautiful

  25. Brown paper packages tied up with string these are a few of my favourite things.
    Lovely memories indeed hugs Fozziemum x

  26. Precious memories and a precious dearly beloved little girl. xox


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