Even though Beignet is at the Bridge with Sweet Praline, I still wanted to honor his memory by sharing the pictures I received of him up until the time he left us. I just feel I owe it to him.
By week 8, you could really start telling the difference between Truffle and Beignet. Truffle always looks like she has "bed head" and she was always talking to me in at least one of her pictures. She didn't fail me this week, either.
Angel Beignet was turning into quite the handsome mancat-in-training! His little nose was turning from black to pink/red (which is standard for the Silver Shaded Persians). Wasn't he such a cutie in this picture? I've added a tab at the top of the blog for Angel Beignet. I'll post pictures and remembrances of him like I did Praline and he'll always be part of the blog.
For those of you asking about Truffle, she is doing great! Mom Terri wrote me and said Truffle is handling her little brother being gone like a trooper. In fact, Truffle is doing everything she can to comfort Mom Terri. I'll share a little story Mom Terri shared with me about Truffle on Wednesday night:
"Truffle was really cute last night. I decided to email everyone back individually . . .So yes, I was on the computer for a while. When I finally got up and went to the living room, Truffle followed me everywhere! A constant presence under my feet :) I was racing around, cleaning water dishes, filling food dishes, scooping boxes, etc. Finally, after she followed me everywhere, I sat down on the floor and she climbed right up my chest, stuck her sweet little nose into my lips and kissed me. It was then that I realized that she was trying to comfort me. Sweet little angel she is. She just sat on my lap and I talked with her. I told her, while crying more, how sorry I was that I lost her brother and how if I could go back and change things I would do it in a heartbeat. She just sat, and listened, cocked her head from side to side, just listening to me sob. She truly seemed to understand what I was saying to her and when I finally stopped yakking, she just curled up on my lap and laid there. Like she knew she could not change things, but she could lie there and comfort me the best way she knew how. This Truffle is going to be an amazing cat, Paula. She is one who makes connections and understands feelings and that is priceless."
It sounds like little Truffle is wise beyond her years and she is going to be a purrfect fit for me. She is scheduled for her second vaccination on Monday. Let's keep those paws crossed and strong purrs going that everything goes well. She's tentatively scheduled to come home with me on September 4.
Here's a short little video of Truffle playing last night. She's doing great!