Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday Memories

After eating all of my Christmas cheese, I sat in my comfy chair and started thinking of those who came before me.   We hung all of our stockings by the fireplace and then carefully pulled out the stockings of those who came before.  We hung the stockings of those who came before on a garland that hangs over the window.




Mom told us of Maggie, who left for the Bridge in 2005.  She was something special.  Sweet and loving and beautiful with not a hesitation to go head first into a garbage can to get what she wanted.   I would have loved her.


Then mom showed me a picture of the the family eating goodies in the kitchen.  In this picture is Michelangelo, Lewis, Colby, Jonathan, Maxfield, Maggie, and Madison.   All have gone to the Bridge exept for Madison. 



We love the Christmas memories ornaments we received from Zoolatry's Ann.   At the time mom sent pictures to Ann, she couldn't find a good one of Lewis.  Mom finally found one and decided to try to create something herself.   I think it's cool. 



26 comments:

One Cats Nip said...

Aww look at you with your full belly! What a big family your mom has had oh and she did a wonderful job on lewis's memory picture!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is purry nice!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete!

Catline Crew said...

Remembering all the ones who came before us helps to keep them close to us. We think the memory picture of Lewis is cool too.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a lovely way to remember them.

milocat said...

Those are beautiful photos and memories. We never forget those whom we have loved ... no matter how much time goes by. Once in our heart, they remain there for all time.

BIG Chrismouse smoochies from
Milo and Alfie, and our Mom xxx

Forever Foster said...

It is very sweet of you to write such a nice rememeberance of the ones who came before. Clearly they are very special souls.

Furkidsmom said...

You look purrty content now that you've had your cheese!!

Your Mom did a nice job on the memorial to Lewis. Our Mom showed us the stockings of those who came before too.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Parker said...

We have all of the stocking from our OWCB - Christmas is a great time to honor them and remember great stories.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Christmas is a good time to remember fondly all those with whom we shared love and joy.

The Monkeys said...

Sounds like a very nice evening! Christmas cheese and remembering those who came before you. Merry Christmas, Cory!

Christine and FAZ said...

Happy memories. FAZ

p.s. that Christmas Cheese sounds good

The Whiskeratti said...

Thank you for sharing your memories, Cory. And enjoy cheesy dreams!

The Island Cats said...

That's a nice way to remember all the ones that came before, Cory.

(and your mom is getting pretty good at that photoshop stuff!)

The Creek Cats said...

Maggie was a beauty! Its so nice to remember those who came before and to think they are looking down on us during these special occasions.

We think your mom did a pawsome job on the ornament!

Kea said...

You look sated, after having had all that cheese.

It's so important to remember the companions who have gone on before us and this is a lovely way to do it.

Happy Monday and a Joyous Solstice to you all!

Brian said...

What beautiful memories to cherish forever...thanks for sharing them with all of us!

cclark0412 said...

It's nice to remember those came before us at this time of year - it helps keep them alive in our hearts!

Nico, Austin & JayJay :)

Junior and Orion said...

Christmas cheese and memories of thoes who came before.....waht a great time!

Ginger Jasper said...

Thats a lovely tribute post.. Your mum did so well.. I love what she made.. Love the licky lips picture.. Hugs GJ xx

CCL Wendy said...

How lovely to memorialize all those who came before! I love to see how much Cory enjoyed her cheese, too -- did she share?

Eric and Flynn said...

It is good to remember the happy times with the ones who came before.
You look like you enjoyed your cheese.

Sweet Praline said...

It always warms the heart to remember those who came before us.

Fin said...

That was lovely Cory.

Glogirly and Katie said...

That's very sweet that you take the time to remember your friends and family that have come before you. Memories are the greatest gift of all. It's the memories that we keep with us wherever we go.

mew!
Katie
(Glogirly's cat)

katztales said...

What a big fur family you have. It all looks lovely in your home. Wishing you a Merry Christmas filled with nip and other goodies!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

What a lovely Christmas memories post! It is a special time of year and a nice way to remember our old friends.