Friday, March 23, 2012

My Angel Kitties ~ The Nine Muses...♥

Photobucket

Two years ago today I lost nine of my best friends, all at once...(there was a fire...) I don't want this post to be sad, though ~ rather a celebration of how beautiful ~ and loving ~ they all were
 ~ and still are.

Photobucket

Tibbs, our oldest ~ he was almost 18. Such a good old fellow!

Photobucket


Artie ~ what a ham! I tried not to have favorites, but Artie was pretty much my "main man"...♥


Photobucket

Indie ~ a rescue, she was always shy ~ but such a sweet girl!

Photobucket

Isabella ~ "Bella" ~ my big, huggy Ragdoll...such a diva!

Photobucket


Sophie...Such a good little girl! She loved to make "nests", if she could get toilet paper or a roll of paper towels...so funny ~ :)


Photobucket


Freddie Mercury ~ (Guess where he got his name?) ~ Beautiful boy...


Photobucket


Muppet ~ another rescue, but definitely not shy...what a character!

Photobucket


Greta Pat-Pat (my very first kitten, a little black one, was "Pat-Pat", so Greta got a middle name...)

Photobucket


Lily Scarlett...my sweet little girl...♥

♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

Photobucket


Artie was really little when we got him, and he had a "thing" about earlobes...here he is attached to Jonathan's...;) ~ they would sleep like that.

Photobucket


Muppet was a riot!

Photobucket


Photobucket


Indie & Sophie, Best Friends...♥

Photobucket


Lily Scarlett in the sun...


Photobucket


Sophie & Tibbs, contentedly bird-watching...♥


It took a while before I even wanted another cat ~ or cats ~ I was actually nervous about getting Leo!
I miss my Angel Kitties every day, but I know they are on the other side of that Rainbow Bridge, waiting.
In the meantime, I have nine little Muses watching over me, hopefully nudging me to be creative ~ while I watch the antics ~ and enjoy the companionship ~ of Leo, Cyrus, and Tallulah.


♥ ♥ ♥
Anne

49 comments:

  1. That is so sad Anne! They all look like such beautiful cats! So sorry for your loss...losing pets is so hard! Angie xo

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, this just breaks my heart...I am so sorry for this immense loss. Your kitties were all adorable, but I am partial to Ragdolls. We lost our ragdoll at Christmas because of kidney failure. Your photos are wonderful~

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am very sorry for your loss Anne, this must have been a sad post to write, but with many happy memories.x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dear Anne,
    So very sorry that you lost these little loves. What beautiful photographs you have taken of them! They all look to be such characters with so much love. I know this must have been hard to write. Thank you for sharing it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh what gorgeous Kittys all of them.So sorry to hear you lost them all.Blessings to you and Im sure they are running and playing happily over the bridge.

    ReplyDelete
  6. They are all so beautiful. And they are all having a great time as they watch over you. Such a sad but sweet post.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Anne,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and so nice to meet you hear in blogland.
    Your pics are gorgeous, and I am so sorry about your loss of all those beautiful kitties. I can't imagine how hard that must have been to lose all of them at once, but glad you have some more sweeties to love.
    It was a lovely post.
    Look forward to us visiting each other more.
    Blessings hon, Nellie

    ReplyDelete
  8. What adorable kitty friends!! I know you miss them, but would love to see pictures of the new ones! (I perused through your blog, so might have missed that!) I was mesmerized by your lovely photography! The note cards are beautiful! Way outside my talent scope!! I'm going to guess that you were born in the fall of 1957. I was born December 6, 1957, so we shared the same first Christmas! Loved your old photos! I'm now a follower and excited to get to know you better!

    Blessings

    ReplyDelete
  9. Anne, you had me at fur...love your blog name, for sure!! I am a proud follower...I also have a second blog that my cats handle that can be found here:
    http://onecatshyofcrazy.blogspot.com/

    So very nice to meet you and the Angels!
    Sandi

    ReplyDelete
  10. When I saw the name of your blog I just had to check you out, as a dog groomer with a salon in my home, there is always hair in my paint, as I paint furniture for the antique shop...what a tragedy, so devistating to an animal lover.

    My Cairn terrier will not allow a cat in the house(or anywhere to be sure)but she's 12 years old now, so my replacement when the day comes will be two shelter cats...I miss them so.

    Time does heal all wounds! It was an honor to be in their lives!

    ReplyDelete
  11. They are beautifully remembered...forever in your heart.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely photo's and precious memories. Through the years all of my cats have been strays. Currently done to four at the moment. I lost Samantha in Colorado on a vacation trip, she got loose and was never found, she was my lap kitty. These little furry friends bring so much love into out lives, thank you for sharing.
    Connie

    ReplyDelete
  13. OH MY GOSH, Anne! I cannot imagine that happening. How horrible! I'm sure your grief went deeper than we will ever know.

    I think those babies are beyond The Rainbow Bridge waiting for you, too! Blessings for your heart- xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh I was sad to hear that they were all lost in a fire.... ohmygoodness how did you get through that!

    But as you say, I'm so glad you anticipate a purry reunion one day.

    Thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful furry loved ones.

    I had four at one time and each in their turn got to the place where they had to leave their bodies behind.

    Miss Kitty was our last one... she left us last April 30. I still miss her a lot, but not in a sad way anymore.


    Wishing you wonderful times with your Leo!

    Huggles..........

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh, Anne. I don't know if I could have handled losing my furbabies like that. They are waiting for you and I'm sure they are chasing butterflies!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am so sorry that you lost all 9 of them at once but I am so glad you have such beautiful pictures of them. You definitely have 9 furry little angels watching over you!

    ~Trisha

    ReplyDelete
  17. Such beautiful cats, Anne! So sorry they were lost.:-(

    ReplyDelete
  18. Such pretty cats, all of them, and yes, they are on the other side of Rainbow Bridge. I love that poem. I also love all the creative names. xo

    ReplyDelete
  19. Several years ago I lost two beloved cats within two weeks of each other, and the grief was almost unbearable, so I cannot imagine how very sad you must have been to lose so many sweet fur friends in one fell swoop. They were all just beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is always so difficult...we have also been through the experience and reacted in a similar manner. I am sorry for your loss. In the end, we found a new kitty to add to the family.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Its so sad to lose a beloved pet...but nine at one time? Devastating.
    We lost our dear sweet Izzy 5 years ago. As I sit at my desk I still deeply miss that fuzzy ball of fur.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh Mom, this post made me tear up. I know you didn't mean for it to be sad, but it's hard not to - I think about them all of the time & miss them (especially the ones that loved me back)! I think you should add the picture of Spike - give Spike his own post! :)
    -M

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thank you for following my blog! I lost my dog a couple of years ago and don't have the heart to get another. Bless your little kitties.
    Best,
    Liz

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm so sorry for your loss-they were beautiful. The photos are lovely. You have a real talent~I'm sure many talents....
    So glad to have found you...
    I will have many ducks, dogs, cats, a turtle & geese waiting for me in heaven.
    Blessings to you~
    Debra

    ReplyDelete
  25. i could not imagine that loss. losing one pet is traumatic enough. 9 at once would be devastating. i'm so glad you are able to hold them in your heart.

    thank you for finding my blog and leaving a comment! really appreciate it! blessings to you and your new kitty!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh no! I'm so sorry! We have 6 pets in our home 4 cats and 2 dogs and I cant imagine losing them all, and at once :( I'm so glad that you chose to bring in more friends, your babies that you are missing are most definitely purring in happiness that you are able to open your heart to other kitties but not ever forgetting them.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Awesome photos, Anne. So glad you have them.....to remember. My heart goes out to you. I cannot even bear to think of the day when I lose Honey Cat. My post today was about her. To even imagine the pain of losing all your fur angels----oh, dear God. It is unfathonable. They were all so beautiful....but I loved seeing Lily Scarlett's photo the most. Such an awesome photo. Thanks for sharing. Susan

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh my gosh....that is just so tragic and so terribly sad! :(
    Such beautiful critters there were.
    Hugs for your heart.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Such Beautiful Photography of all your gorgeous Fur Baby Muses! And that Blog Header is magnificent!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

    ReplyDelete
  30. I thought I would add how wonderful it is that you chose to celebrate their wonderful Lives and Memories in this Post, which is painful and yet poignant. We too lost several of our outside Fur Babies all at once when a stray dog pack terrorized our neighborhood last year. A peaceful passing is much easier to handle than a tragic one... my heart goes out to you.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your photos are gorgeous and your kitties so personable. I am sorry for your loss but happy you have so much love in your heart for cats. I do too. I lost my buddy a few years ago. Sign on as FOLLOWER on my blog and I will follow you too.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Anne,

    It's so tragic that you lost your cats to a fire. It sounds like they all had their own particular personalities and were loved very much.

    I love the title of your blog, by the way. Thank you so much for visiting mine.

    -Karen

    ReplyDelete
  33. What more could I add to these comments. Nothing much except that the sadness perhaps is receding now two years down the track, and you are able to remember your unique friends with a little less sorrow, and more joy, I hope.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Such a sweet post and such beautiful kitties!!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. No wonder you have a 'little fur' in your paint! sandie

    ReplyDelete
  36. How very sad, it must have been so painful to lose all your cats all at once. Fire is so frightening.

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a beautiful tribute to these lovely creatures.
    They will wait over the rainbow bridge for you.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hi Anne,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. That is a pretty devastating loss to recover from. I can only imagine the pain. Is Leo your only cat now? He's such a handsome fella!

    Sharon

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh, how very sad, I'm so sorry for your loss. What beautiful kitties, and sweet memories of each of them. Thank you for sharing a part of them with us.

    ReplyDelete
  40. How dreadful this must have been for you. I am so sorry for your loss. This was my first visit to your blog, but I will be back. You have a gentle soul and it is a pleasure to spend time here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

    ReplyDelete
  41. I can tell how much you love them just looking at teh photos. Your little Sophie looks a great deal like my Fioré. Say, have you ever met The Crazy Cat Lady? I must tell her about you (and scroll back through your comments just to see if she's already found you).

    ReplyDelete
  42. She's found you! =D

    Cat lovers always do find fellow cat lovers...

    ReplyDelete
  43. What a sweet tribute to your angel babies. My heart goes out to you.

    Thanks for stopping by Critter Alley. We are now following you, too!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

    ReplyDelete
  44. Your kitties are all angels now watching over you. How precious they are and will always be.

    ReplyDelete
  45. What beautiful kitties...and your photos are lovely. So terribly sorry for your loss; I just can't imagine. I got your note on my blog and want to thank you for visiting, for your comment, and for following me! I'm followin' you too!
    Cheers,
    Debora

    ReplyDelete
  46. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Youre blog is beautiful, wonderful photography and your kitty angels are so delightful. I'm so sorry for your loss, I just can't imagine how hard that must have been for you.

    ReplyDelete
  47. oo dear, your kitties were so beautiful! i have a couple angel kitties (and dog ones too) sitting on my shoulder...i bet they are friends with yours.. i am so sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing your beautiful angels...

    ReplyDelete
  48. What beautiful friends they must have been. So sorry for your loss.
    :(

    ReplyDelete
  49. Oh my!!! It breaks my heart to see them all. But comforting to know that they are sitting now on cloud number seven, watching and thinking of you, knowing that you'll keep them all in your heart.

    Warmest greetings from the Perigord,
    karin

    ReplyDelete

I love your thoughts and comments, and I read each and every one! Sometimes life gets in the way, though, and it takes me a while to respond...Thank you for understanding! ♥...Time is precious, and the time you've taken here is truly appreciated!