January 18, 2009

What's Been Goin' On

Hi Kitties...
This year has felt very different here in O Hi O. Me and Mommy have not been on the computer as much because we have been focused on being healthier and moving around and playing. That's a good thing - we feel better and we know that it's the right thing to do. We still visit a lot of you but we don't always comment.
Last week was heartbreaking because we saw three of our good friends leave for the Bridge.

Poo Poo was JB's sister who was much loved by her family. She didn't always get along with everyone but her Mommy loved her deeply just the same. Poo Poo looks a great deal like my sister Puff, she was a very, very beautiful girl and we mourn her passing.
Bow was one of the much loved kitties at Forty Paws. His Maw is the best Maw a kitty could ever hope to have. He was getting sicker and sicker and last week he was lovingly helped to the Bridge. We cried for Bow and for his family. He's going to be dearly missed by everyone.
And then there was sweet, sweet Meep. His brother Buzzerbee fought a hard battle with cancer and left for the Bridge in 2007. We still miss Buzz. Then Meep got two new siblings who helped ease that loss. Bear and Twizzler are wonderful kitties, and now that Meep has left to be with Buzzerbee, they must miss him a great deal. Buzzerbee and Meep's blog was one of the first blogs that me and Mommy started to read. To have them both at the Bridge makes us very, very sad.
There have been a few other things that haven't been great news in the blogosphere and we are praying that the sun comes out, the weather gets kinder and all of us are blessed with some extra peace and love. We hope that Tuesday starts a change in this country where there is more kind and humane treatment of all living things - beans and kitties and doggies.
I'm keeping hope alive in my heart and so is Mommy.
Now go do or say something kind. That's my plan for the future.
Godspeed to my friends who have left for the Bridge. I will miss and remember you.
And to the ones they left behind, I hope that your hearts begin to heal and that your memories of them begin to bring you smiles.
Gentle Smoochies,


50 comments:

Hansel said...

Parker- frough all dis, i hopes dat we can still be furrends. I hopes yoo still like meh.

I am sad bai our loss of furrends toos. Dem will be missed, but neffur forgetsed. An we will all meets one day at dat bridge of hopes.

The Island Cats said...

Hi Parker...it's been sad lately...losing our furiends...we hope you and your mom are doing well...getting all that good exercise!

Everycat said...

It has been a really sad time of late, so many good cats leaving for The Bridge. Spring will come, spirit chilling winds will pass. This year is young yet and will bring about some good things for all.

Whicky

Daisy said...

It has been a very sad week, for sure. But I always keep hope in my heart! Let's all hope that things just keep getting better.

Cory said...

It is always sad when much loved family and friends leave for the Bridge...and then we get such amazing signs of hope and love like Miss Molly Louise finding her place in the world and providing inspiration to all...the ups and downs of love and life. We are looking forward to Tuesday.

Tyler said...

Hi Parker!
Thanks for visiting my blog. As you must know, we also aren't blogging as much. We're trying to post once a week and visit a few blogs a day.

We're all very sad to read about the three loses of our friends. That's just the worse news to read about. We need to go and tell their beans how sorry we are. We're all glad that you're getting healthier. Keep it up Parker.

Love,
Tyler

Ana said...

We also had to skip the blog and visiting our furrends for quite a while now. It's sad but also it's necessary to have kind of break sometimes.

We wish you all the best for 2009 - may you stay healthy, may the changes come and may the sun shine bright on you.

Hugs and Purrs,

Chica & Pumuckl

The Creek Cats said...

Parker we are sending you comforting hugs!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Last week was a sad week with too many friends leaving us, and still so early in the year. We hope things will get better now. A New Year needs to bring happiness to us all.

Cat with a garden said...

You adressed sad things in a beautiful way. Your message of having hope in the heart is very impawtant! Keep up the good work with playing and helping your mom!
Bigtime smoochies to you, too.
Siena

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

A sad week indeed. Hoping for a hopeful, gentler month to come.

Fin said...

What a lovely tribute to your friends. I'm glad to hear everyone there is feeling better. We are hopeful for changes on Tuesday too.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Well good for you all for being healthier!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Dis was a sad week indeed and we are looking forward to a brighter year, the sun is finally shining here and the temps are no longer sub zero so it's a good start. We hope yoo and yoor mom get really healthy.

DaisyMae Maus said...

You're so right, Parker. It has been a sad, sad week. Let's hope that this coming week is a better one for the blogosphere.
DMM

Furkidsmom said...

What a beautiful post. So much sadness this week.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Katie and Mea said...

So many cats have gone to the Bridge lately. It is very sad. You are very sweet to write about them

quiltcat said...

Hi Parker. That's one disadvantage of the blogosphere...we make more friends, but then lose more friends...i am so glad that you and your Meowmy are spending time getting healthy. That is very good for both of you! We are filled with hope for the coming year, too, even though three of our people friends are having surgery this week and need all our purrrayers.

Tristan and Crikey said...

What a wonderful tribute to those that have gone before us.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Parker we will miss our dear friends too. They will always be in our hearts though.
Our mom & dad are doing the eat healthier and exercise more thing too. Plus she's making us do it too. (Feeding us less)! Why do we have to suffer along with the beans??

MoMo said...

Nicely put and lovely tributes to all your friends. Keep up with the healthy life. Come and visit whenever you can!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Parker, our hearts swelled after reading your wonderful post. We hope you have a wonderful Sunday evening, furriend ...
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

HotMBC and Robyn said...

It's been sad, but yore post is so nice. We hopes yall has fun bein healfy!
Purrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

DEBRA said...

Parker

we have all been very sadden by the losses we have seen recently,like yoo we followed Buzzy and Meep and they were longtime furfriends...we were especially remorseful when Meep joinrd big brofur at the bridge. we do hope all those left behind find a healing within their hearts,we are glad that you and your
Mommie are doing so well.

purrs
abby

Sweet Praline said...

There have been a lot of losses lately. This was a wonderful post. I hope you and your mom are doing well.

Chesney Cats said...

Parker, you & your mommy are so sweet! We didn't know your friends, but are very saddened by their loss. The new year hasn't started off the greatest, but like you we have hope in our hearts that things will get better. We are sending lots of purrs & hugs your way!!

William said...

We hope the same things, Parker.

Princess said...

You look thin Parkerkins. Have a snack.

This has been a very sad week for saying good-bye to our fuzzy chums. My heart is broken for all of those sad beans. I am purring for all of them.

We have also been spending less time on the computer... jsut busy though


<3 and purrr

Gretchen and Mike said...

Oh, Parker, I'm so sorry to hear that you've lost three of your good friends.

Like you and your mom bean, we don't get much blogging done anymore either, but we do still visit and just not comment.

Happier days ahead...Gretchen

Country Cats said...

We are sorry about you friends; they sounded like wonderful kitties.

Enjoy being more active with your Mom. Ours says we are going to as well.

LC and Ayla said...

A wunnerful tribute to kitties what went over the Bridge...

Black Cat said...

Oh Parkah, like you I am so saddened by these losses! I so hoped that the new year would put an end to the cycle of sadness...

Love your new page, which I see was designed by darling Chica and Pumuckl's Mom. She is so talented!

I'm sorry I haven't been by for so long. I can't seem to stay awake so only make a few visits a day and blog even less! I duz still luvzya tho'! :) xxx

Tracey and Huffle said...

I am purring for everycat who needs it.

I think you look a little bit thinner already Parker!

Huffle Mawson

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Oh no. We did not know that PooPoo had left for the bridge. Poor little PooPoo, always the enigma. She was a handful for her Mom, but she was well loved. We will miss her.

We always have hope, Parker!

Tiger Lily said...

We are sad too. So many friends are leaving us.

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Lux said...

Parker, this was such a beautiful touching post.

{{{hugs}}}


We will keep hope alive in our hearts also.

Love,
Luxie

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hey, Parker, it's been a tuff start to the new year, but I's sure fings will get better.
Whatcha mean, you wasn't kicked offa our blog? We'd nefur kick YOU off! In fact, we nefur kicked anyone off, cept da spammers. New week, new pres, warmer whether... fings is lookin up, rite?
Purrs,
Victor

Sunny's Mommy said...

It has been very sad. I have hope, too, that it will be better.

Hannah Fanna said...

Oh, that's so sad. I'm feel very sorry for you. Thanks for visiting and commenting today.

The Meezers said...

we have hope that things will get better for everyone everywhere.

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Awwww. What a nice post, Parker. Will you watch the inauguration tomorrow? We'll be thinking of you.

jenianddean said...

Yes, it has been a tough start to the year, but I'm confident better days are on the horizon. We're proud of your Mom for being healthier. It's not easy to do.
--Jasper

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Dat's a nice Monday tribute. Plus, Paahkah, dat's a simply lovely picshure of yoo today! Playing is good. Balance of furriends and da puter is good too.

The Furry Kids said...

It's been rough lately. :( Hugs and purrs for all of you.

castle diva said...

It has been rough lately and our woman's eyes fill up whenever she reads about another sweet kitty becoming ill or leaving for the Bridge.

We hope your Mom feels better.

Ms. P and Cinza

PS That was a lovely post. You have big hearts.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Parker,I am happy you & your Mom are making time for yourselves :) Mom is too,lately. It was cold this weekend so I napped and she watched 'The Lord of the Rings'!!!That took all weekend,heehee
We were also sad to see our friends go.I am glad they all had long ,happy lives.
Purrs Mickey

Grrreta said...

I try my best to help my mommy be more active too. My goal is to make her fling a feather wand around so much that he right arm looks as big and muscular as Popeye's.

Shadow / Molly said...

Too many kittys have gone to the bridge lately, we is so sad they all had to leave. headbutts to yoo guys and to da familys dat are left behind...

JB's Big World said...

Parker,
That was a wonderful post. Mom's eyes are leaking again. We appreciate your tribute to 3 kitties who will be missed so much.
Thank you for your visits, and we are happy you are our friends. Puff does look quite like PooPoo.
Purrs,
JB, Misty and Bear

Forty Paws said...

Oh Parker. We are catching up on blogs and see your wonderful tribute to the poodins who left and we are crying for our dear, sweet Bow. We're sending you {{{hugs}}} and many kisses.

Luf, Us