June 7, 2008

Remembering The Ones Who Came Before

Dear Payton,
I never got to meet you, but I have heard a lot about you and I know that you are the reason I have a home today. So... I owe you a lot. Mommy and Daddy are having sad feelings today, a few leaky eyes, but they are laughing too. They like telling stories about you. Seven years ago today, you suddenly left for the Bridge. I thought I'd let everyone see what a beautiful girl you were. I know that someday we will meet at the Bridge - we can compare notes about Mommy and Daddy and I can see for myself why they always say that I remind them of you so very much. You must have been a very wonderful cat.
So today my angel sister, I honor you.
Perfectly Parker
Payton as a teen, 1998

You got to go outside. You really enjoyed it too!
Mommy and Daddy said you were a most beautiful cat.

February , 1998 - June 07, 2001
You can read more about Payton here.
Payton's memorial in our back yard


michico*Adan said...

Dear Parker,

Thank you for let me know about Payton, very very beautiful, and very special~!!!
I know the feeling having sad and laugh at the same time, and I am glad that Payton still leaves in your hearts, and it let our life complete!


Princess said...

Parker, Payton was beautiful.
Seven years ago.... We think that is such a long time but I think Payton will never be forgotten. Mommie still gets leaky eyes when she thinks of Caesar. Maybe Payton and Caesar have met. Maybe Caesar has told her all about you.

(((hugs)))) always and purrrs too

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

What a beautiful kitty Payton was. Mom says each kitty has a special place in every Mommie and Daddy's heart and it stays with them until they are reunited at the Bridge.


The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Parker, what a sweet blog! A great tribute!

Ana said...

Payton was indeed a very beautiful cat! We are sorry that she is not with you and you have never met her!

The Payton Memorial is awesome!

Have a nice weekend all of you!

The Meezers said...

Payton was beautiful. Rememberance days. even though they bring leaky eyes, are wonderful things.

Forty Paws said...

That's wonderful of your Mom & Dad to share her memories with us.

Luf, Us

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Sometimes it's good to remember...even if it hurts. We wonder if Payton and Punkin haf met. We bet dey did and we bet dey is haffing a good time rolling in da grass and stalking small furry things.

Cat Street Boyz said...

Payton was beautiful & after crossin' over the bridge I am sure turned gorgeous! It was nice to meet her, thanks Parker,=^Y^=Ty

Christine and FAZ said...

What a wonderful tribute, thanks so much for sharing Payton with us. FAZ

Praline said...

Thank you for letting us know about Payton. My mommy remembers my older fur sister, who died 12 years ago. She had Muff for 18 years. I never had the chance to know her because she went to live with her daddy when he moved out, but my mom loved Muff very much.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

What a nice tribute to a very missed cat! We think the memorial by the tree is extra-nice...

On another subject, we tagged ya for a Meme we created. Come visit us ta see the "fill in the blanks".

The Whiskers & Purrs Gang said...

Dearest Parker,
That was a very nice rememberance of Payton. We just know for sure that she watches over you and your family every single day.

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

goldenshade said...

Payton Pie was a real beauty. That was a great post, Parker. It is nice to remember the ones from before. They helped train mom and dad!

Purrs, Shade and Goldie

ps- wonderful memorial.

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Mr. Echo said...

Awm thanks for telling us about Payton. We keep our sisfurs alive in memries. I think I'll tell peeple morr about my sisfur Nikki. Its bin almost a yeer since she left.

The Furry Bambinos said...

That was a lovely tribute to a beautiful member of your family. We know how hard it is to lose a furry member of the family. Keeping their spirit alive through photos and stories helps.

Padre, Panda Bear, and Meerkat

Liss said...

Oh what beautiful note that is. It brought tears to my eyes.

Victor Tabbycat said...

O Parker, Payton was bootiful an clearly well-loved. She taught yur beans well, didn't she?

My beans only had Scruffy two years, but she was 10 when she joined them. The bridge must be wonderful, but let's not hurry to get there, okay?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Those who came before and prepared our humans to receive us are special, as was Peyton. Thank you for sharing her story and photos.

purrs and tail wags