Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day - Sunday Selfies

Our Sunday Selfies today are in memory of all of Mom Paula's fur children who've left for the bridge.  We're are participating in Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, (sponsored by Zee and Zoey).  Mom Paula grew up with pets her entire life.  She's had birds, a turtle, fish, chickens, dogs, and cats.  Each has made an impact on her life and she can't imagine her life without them.  The first 19 years of her life were mainly spent with dogs and the last 40 years have been with cats.  We hope you enjoy our little trip down memory lane.
Sweet Praline, Muff, and Beignet

Mom Paula recently shared detailed posts remembering Sweet Praline and Beignet  since this year was the 5th anniversary of them leaving for the bridge.  We really haven't shared much about Muff, but she was Mom Paula's first cat. 

Muff was the first kitty Mom Paula ever had.  She'd grown up with dogs the first 20 years of her life. When she got married, she wanted a pet, but her husband didn't like dogs, so Mom Paula said she wanted a cat, but the cat would stay indoors to stay safe.  Muff was "rescued" from underneath a mobile home in rural South Carolina.  She wasn't feral, but was the kitten from a mom kitty who belonged to of one of Mom Paula's college classmates. Mom Paula immediately fell in love and wondered why she never had a cat.  Muff was a destructive little kitty and never agreed to use a scratcher for her claws.  She preferred to destroy two different sofas, but we're proud to say Muff kept her claws. As Muff became a senior kitty, she would lay down beside Mom Paula for an afternoon nap after Mom Paula would get home from a long day of teaching.  When Mom Paula and her ex would get into fights (verbal), Muff would always walk in between their feet, look up at them, and meow loudly.  That usually gave Mom Paula a laugh and their focus went to Muff.  Muff developed chronic renal failure (CRF) at about 15 years old.  When Mom Paula and her ex separated, he asked who would get Muff.  Mom Paula's exact words were, "if I'm going to lose both of you, then I'd rather it be at the same time."  She said this because the vet had only given Muff a short time to live.  Muff fought the valiant fight for almost 5 more years before leaving for the bridge one month prior to Mom Paula's divorce (after 21 years of marriage).  Mom Paula never got to say goodbye and that always makes her sad, but she does remember that fun times with her first little fur child.  Muff was 19 years old when she left in 1996.

Mom Paula keeps searching for her old photo albums to share photos of the dogs she grew up with.  She was lucky to find some of them and scanned them for today's special post. We know there are some better photos of Tiny, but this is the only one she could find.  Fond memories of:


Tiny - Collie (1960s)


Chin - Pekingese (1970s)


Cheena - Pekingese (1970s - 1980s)




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You can see more Rainbow Remembrance Day (Zee and Zoey) posts and Sunday Selfies (The Cat on My Head) posts by visiting the links.

35 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these sweet ones from before.

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  2. Beautiful tribute to one-of-a-kind souls :)

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  3. Sweet memories and beautiful tribute to those who have gone before. Purrs

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  4. Beautiful tribute. Purrs to you today.

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  5. What beautiful kitties. Precious. Many purrs!

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  6. That was a lovely tribute to your beautiful Angels.

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  7. Thank you for sharing these wonderful lives with us, a fine tribute to them all. purrs ERin

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  8. Very nice tribute to your beautiful Angels.

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  9. Beautiful Remembrance Day post...

    hugsk, Bugsy and Knuckles

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  10. Thank You for sharing you wonderful Angels

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  11. We's sendin' big hugs. Loss is never easy.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  12. thank you for sharing the story...when I divorced I took Bobo with me, I had told my ex the day we married that if we ever got divorced, Bobo was MINE!! I told my current husband the same thing with Cody and Dakota. I could live without a man in a heartbeat, my pets? NEVER. You were such a darling little girl! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  13. Wonderful memories of your beloved pets. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  14. We enjoyed reading about Muff and your other pets. Even though they have been gone a long while, they are still loved and remembered.

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  15. Dear memories and sweet pictures of loved ones. Sweet Praline was born on my birthday, and that makes me smile.

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  16. A lovely tribute and memories of Those Who Came Before.

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  17. Beautiful sweet tribute and remembrance of your precious babies.

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  18. *head bowed* to remember Muff and those who left way too soon. xoxo

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  19. Thank you for sharing your beautiful babies with us. Love seeing both the kitties as well as the doggies you grew up with. I know they are watching over you always.

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  20. Thank you for sharing your memories.

    Gus, Pearl, and Jaq
    As the World Purrs

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  21. We enjoyed learning about Muff. Mom says next year that she is going to include the two dogs she had as an adult. She was a dog person too until she and Dad adopted Skooter in the mid-80s. We are all so fortunate to have had such wonderful furries with which to spend our lives. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  22. Thank you for sharing your angels with us, Mom Paula. Such beautiful memories, and such deep love you shared. Hugs to you.

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  23. Thank you for sharing your fur babies with us! Purrs ....

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  24. What beautiful memories of the ones that came before. Purrs.....

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  25. Beautiful. I love the idea of looking through old photos and creating a sort of memory board. That must be very healing, and you've done a lovely job of it.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  26. Thank you for sharing your memories with us - they give us so much to think about, don't they? Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

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  27. What lovely pictures. I love seeing hapy memories.

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