Thursday, 15 January 2009

Thinking Thursday...

This being my first Thinking Thursday of 2009, I thought I'd better do some really good thinking... However mostly I've wound up thinking about my belly, what with Isis getting her yummy queen bikky, other delicious treats and late night snacks. Well that and how very silly our housemate Tigmut'hep looks in his pale blue onesies... ;) Additionally with the cold snap we had here last week, I've been thinking about how to keep myself warm and how best to get Daddy to shove over in bed so that I can get into my favourite spot! :)

But on a more serious note, I've been thinking about all the friends we've lost in the past few weeks and even more so about the friend we're about to loose... So far as I'm concerned the Rainbow Bridge has been all too busy of late, with the passing of Vanda (the Guide Dog, aged 7 ) - she was our friend Terry's Guide Dog and without her Terry is both bereft in an emotional sense as well as physically as she was his eyes in the big bad world outside. Sadly Guide Cats for the Blind is not a sensible or apparently legal option, or we'd have sent him Tigmut'hep over to assist him - probably leading Terry to spend prolonged periods of time hunting for catnip or down at the butchers looking for a juicy steak! ;) Next we heard that Magnificat had passed away leaving Solo's Mummy beside herself with grief as he had been with her since his birth just shy of 18 yrs previously. Then my sister's beloved Sen-Chan passed at just 16 months old, leaving a hole in her heart and in that of his #1 as well as his new little sister Tama-Chan and his woffy buddy Tommy. Then Daddy got the news that one of his younger cousins passed this week while his Father was in New Zealand and not due back for a week or so! :( Lastly we just heard that Solo's Mummy's lovely old fawn Aby Fawntasia has a huge and inoperable tumar growing in her chest, it's an aggressive one at that - so after having lost Magnificat, she's having to nurse a terminally ill Fawntasia through her last few weeks this side of the Bridge...

I therefore think that I should spend more time snuggling with My Mummy as life is all too brief and snuggles are all too precious! :)

12 comments:

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

We agree with you, Ramses. Snuggling is the only way to even begin to deal with all this grief. We have been doing a lot of it and plan on a lot more.

Purrs, Woofs and Hugs,
Tama-Chan, Tom and #1

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Yes it is all to brief. We are sorry to hear about all the losses. It's already a hard year and it's only JANUARY!!!

Shadow / Molly said...

We hear ya! Too many kittehs are goin to the bridge and we wished they wouldnt! Headbutts and purrs to all those that have had a loss this year.

meemsnyc said...

We agree with the snuggling. It's hard to know that a lot of cats and dogs have gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Makes us super sad.

Derby said...

{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} to you Ramses. Life has a way of putting all of the bad stuff at you all at one time. Snuggle to stay warm and give and get comfort. Purrs.

michico*Adan said...

We wants to snuggle with you, Ramese~!!!

(((((((hugs)))))))

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Ramses, it is good to think, even if some of the thoughts make us sad and melancholy. And when bad things happen it seems that something good always comes along to at least lighten the load. Like snuggling with your Mummy, that should help a lot ...
Hugs, purrs and headbutts to you, furriend,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Team Tabby said...

Snuggling sounds good Ramses. Too many friends have left us lately.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

Boy n Beethoven said...

That's some sad news. Purrs for you all. And I totawwy agwee. More snuggles are in pwace!

Boy

Silver said...

I agree with you. Winter is the hardest time for anyone close to the bridge. It is the best time for snuggling.

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Crafty Green Poet said...

yes snugglig can help the grief and it is so sad to lose friends