Saturday, August 23, 2014

Remembering Beignet

We want to pause from our playful daily activities to remember Truffle's little brother, Beignet. Beignet was Truffle's only litter mate and was scheduled to come live with Mom Paula.  Many of you will remember that Beignet developed a vaccine associated sarcoma (VAS) from his vaccination and died on the operating table (removing the tumor) at 11 weeks of age.  He was Mom Paula's little mancat, but God thought he belonged with Angel Sweet Praline at the bridge and he left us too soon. The photo below was one of our favorites of Truffle and Beignet together for their glamour shot right before his tumor developed.  We smile thinking of Beignet keeping Sweet Praline on her toes at the bridge with his kitten antics.
Truffle (left) and Beignet (right) at 10 weeks

Mom Paula:  I try not to think of this day 3 short years ago because it was within 4 months of losing Sweet Praline to cancer.  Just like with Sweet Praline, I now try to remember the happy times.  Little Beignet never got to come live with me, but I visited him 3-4 times those short 11 weeks of his life. The picture above is one of my favorites of Truffle and Beignet because you can just see the love they had for each other.  How much sweeter can you get with little Beignet nestling under Truffle's chin?

23 comments:

  1. That is a precious memory.

    Mommy's getting a little choked up...

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  2. What a sweet photo.

    Makes our Mommy a bit leaky, too.

    ((HUGS))

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  3. Beignet's story was so sad. But we know that he had a ton of love during that short time. In fact, maybe he got so much love he got all filled up and wanted to return it to everyone so he left early?

    But it still makes us sad (Chey: because I am certain I am not that loved. I shall live forever!)

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  4. A lovely picture of the two sweet babies together - a bitter sweet memory.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. A beautiful photo, and definitely a very bittersweet memory. Lots of hugs and purrs.

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  6. What a beautiful shot of the two together so sweet and tender but also so sad. Hugs to you.

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  7. That is a terrific picture. We do remember that day and it was so sad. Have a great Saturday.

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  8. Beautiful pic :)
    We send you comforting purrs today as you remember little Beignet.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  9. We get very teary when we think of little Beignet too but the little guy had more important things to tend to at the Bridge.

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  10. That sweet picture set us all off with the leaky eyes. Thinking of you and Mom Paula today. (((hugs)))

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  11. We remember all of this too Paula and it was heartbreaking. We are so glad that you've got your two beautiful girls but there is always room in the heart for the wonderful memories of Beignet and also Sweet Praline.

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  12. we remembers, too. mommer cride an' cride. we hopes yer heart don't hurt too much. *soft bonks* from alla us meowers to you, truffle, an' brulee. (an' a kiss blown skyward to little beignet)

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  13. Purrs to you. We see that Truffle and Angel Beignet are the calendar cats this weekend. It is a sweet picture and he was well loved in his short life.

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  14. A very bittersweet memory. Hugs to you Paula

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  15. Sweet memories. They are invaluable. What a lovely photo of the two together.

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  16. A lovely photo full of memories.

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  17. What a sweet memory. Beignet left this world far too soon. Purrs.....

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  18. That is such a darling photo. Thinking of you Mom Paula and Angel Beignet and sending you gentle purrs...

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  19. I was admiring gorgeous Truffle and Angel Beignet on the Cats of the CB calendar today. Reading your story and knowing now that Beignet never grew up is so very sad.
    Sympathy and Purrs,
    Maggie

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  20. Saw this adorable photo on the CB Calendar on the weekend. So sad about Beignet. We know that he is running and playing with Sweet Praline. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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