May 24, 2012

aeternum in corde

August 2001 - May 24th, 2012
"aeternum in corde"


Where to Bury A Cat
There are various places within which a cat may be buried. We are thinking now of a tabby cat, a striped cat, whose coat was like watered silk, and who, so far as we are aware, never entertained a mean or an unworthy thought. This cat is buried beneath a cherry tree, under four feet of garden loam, and at its proper season the cherry strews petals on the green lawn of his grave. Beneath a cherry tree, or an apple, or any flowering shrub of the garden, is an excellent place to bury a good cat. For beneath such trees, such shrubs, he slept in the drowsy summer, or chased bees, or lifted head to challenge some winged intruder. These are good places, in life or in death.For if the cat be well remembered, if sometimes he leaps through your dreams actual as in life, eyes kindling, questing, asking, laughing, begging, it matters not at all where that cat sleeps at long and at last. On a hill where the wind is unrebuked and the trees are roaring, or beside a stream he knew in kittenhood, or somewhere in the flatness of a pasture land, where the most exhilarating moles burrow. It is all one to the cat, and all one to you, and nothing is gained, and nothing lost -- if memory lives. But there is one best place to bury a cat. One place that is best of all.If you bury him in this spot, the secret of which you must already have guessed, he will come to you when you call -- come to you over the grim, dim frontiers of death, and down the well-remembered path, and to your side again. And though you call a dozen living cats, they shall not hiss at him, nor resent his coming, for he is yours and he belongs there.People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass bent by his footfall, who hear no mew pitched too fine for mere audition, people who may never really have had a cat. Smile at them then, for you shall know something that is hidden from them, and which is well worth the knowing.The one best place to bury a good cat is in the heart of his owner.
by Ben Hur Lampman, Portland Oregonian, 1921
Godspeed Parker, we love you so very, very much. xoxoxoxox

99 comments:

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

Rest in peace, beautiful little girl. You are loved so very much. Please watch over us all from heaven...

Love,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang...and Mommy Jenny, too

Anonymous said...

Run free, Parker. We'll miss you!

But we'll see you at the Bridge.

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She is free to see, to run, to play with no pain. Your love gave her wings.
God Bless,
Marian in Houston

FURKIDSMOM said...

We can't stop our leaky eyes. Rest in peace beautiful Parker Pie. We love you and you will be buried in our hearts too.


Smoochies,

The Florida Furkids and Lexi and Mom Sharon

ZOOLATRY said...

May God bless you one and all.
Parker ~ you are still, and always perfect.
Love from, Ann and Vic
and from Maggy and Zoey

The Opinionated Pussycats & Daddy Kiril said...

{{{{ Proud, Beautiful, Parker }}}}

Rest in Peace, Sweet Kitty.....

Nikita

Elvira Mistress of Felinity

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

what a lovely post for a dear kitty. rip parker honey.

hugs, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Random Felines said...

safe journey beautiful girl!

purrs from us to your family....

ABBY said...

We rejoice in your peace Miss Parker.
Sending big Smoochies...
Hugs and purrs for your Mom and Dad and brothers and sister.
Farewell dear one
Xoxox
Abby

Pierro said...

We know Parkerpuffyflower is safe now. She is happy and she can see. she is always watching over you. Her spirit lives and loves on.
We will be praying for all of you because we know this is the hardest part, the missing. Remember the good times, and laugh about the funny things. Know and believe that she was one beautiful girl.
I can only hope that she finds Caesar and Prinnie.
You never ever stop missing our beloved kitties. we just learn how to cope with their absence.
We love all of you so much. Never ever forget you arenot alone in your sadness.

bonks and hugs and bronkies

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh Parker, we will not say goodbye for we will meet you one day at the Bridge. Fly free our dear sweet furriend, for now you can run and see and watch over your family

Anonymous said...

Phil Collins says it best ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05MykSuOxP0

You'll be in my heart - always.

Marian in Houston

JC said...

I am so sorry. May your memories bring you peace knowing what a grand life she had.

XO,

JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

(what a lovely piece you found about a cat and it's humans heart)

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

My sweet friend. I am so sorry that you had to leave. We will miss you so much and I am so glad that I got to know you. Know you will be kept close to me in my thoughts and heart. One day we will meet again. Now you are free from the limitations that life sometimes puts on us. Peace to you dear one.

Brian said...

We shall love and remember you forever dear Parker Pie.

Selina said...

Parker & Furramily:

MomKatt & I wish you a safe, speedy trip to The Bridge. We're so very sorry to hear that you have to go.

Sad purrs,
Selina & MomKatt Laura

Southbaygirl said...

Parker, our mom is shedding tears..... We hope you are running free at the Rainbow Bridge. We know you had LOTS of anipals greeting you there! We've heard the Rainbow Bridge is a wonderful place because you become you "old self" and are healthy and you meet so many friends...we know you met our brudders who are there.

We will watch over your rents for you! We are sorry our mom has been such a blog slacker and that we havent visited you in awhile...she's been working in the fictional Lima, Ohio where you actually lived.... but we have always thought about you...we never forgot nor will we ever forget you!

Your mommy and daddy loved you so very much! You will always be with them-because we leave pawprints on our humans heart that never leave them!

Rest in Peace Parker, you will be dearly missed but never forgotten!

Purrs, prayers and even woofies coming to you and your humans..

Blossom, Skye, Mom Penny, Woofies Velcro, Ceilidh and Jack Sparrow

Laila and Minchie said...

Always loved. Never forgotten.

Will never forget those beautiful eyes.

We will be lighting a candle in your memory tonight sweet one. (((hugs))) to those in your fambly left behind.

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

Meowers from Missouri said...

you are not buried in our hearts, you live in them still.

smoochies!<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

William said...

Adios, sweet Parker. Thank you for sharing your life with us. We will see you again some day.

Louche Tabby said...

Rest in peace, Parker.

Rosie&Mousie

meowmeowmans said...

Fly free, sweet Parker. We will love and remember you always.

We'll see you when we get to the Bridge, okay?

Smoochies

Shaggy and Scout said...

You are at peace now dear Parker.
It's the ones you've left behind who are hurting now, but smiling through the tears at your beautiful, brave spirit.
You are loved beyond measure by so many people. Rest peacefully pretty Parker. So many of your kitty friends are there to meet you at the Bridge now that you have crossed over...but could you look especially for Scooby? He is new there too.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh Sweet Parker we will miss you and we will never forget you! We know you are now free of all pain and we are sure you have been met all those that have gone before you!! One day we shall meet again!
Your sad TX furiends,

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Godspeed sweet Parker. You will be missed so much, sweet girl......

Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Sending so much love to angel Parker Pie. We will miss you dear sweet girl ~ until we meet again.
Love to your family. xxxxx

NTM and The Purries said...

Run free at the Rainbow Bridge, sweet Parker.
You were one of the very first blogging cats to welcome us into the Cat Blogosphere, and we can never thank you enough for opening that door to this wonderful community.
We will always love you.
Sending condolences and love to your family,
The Purries of Purrchance To Dream
and NTM

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We shall all meet again Parker. It pains us to lose you for you have been a good friend for such a long time-Thoughts to your family-

Prancer Pie said...

We will be purraying fur comfort fur you in the following days and weeks ahead. Parker Pie will be greatly missed. She was loved by many. From all of us at Prancer Pie.

Nerissa said...

You will be loved forever. Forever is a very long time. purrs

KitKat said...

Rest in peace sweety girl. I know Normie was first in line to greet you this morning when you arrived. We all loved you so much. You will be missed immensely good friend. We offer comfort to your family and ask God to make their grief a little smoother during this difficult transition.
With deepest sympathy,
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady

Tiger Lily said...

Mom's eyes are leaking for your loss. We will all miss Parker so very much. Thank you for sharing so many much over the years about your beautiful girl. May the good memories that you have given to us help your hearts.

{{{HUGS}}}

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily
Mom Rebecca

LP said...

Rest in peace sweet girl. We know you were loved and that you had a wonderful family.Run free now wee angel.We are sending your family all our love.


the critters in The Cottage xo

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Dear Parker, we know you will be missed so much but you will always live in your family and friends' hearts.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Peace and Blessings to you all, and to Parker, who now is free of any pain.

(((Hugs))) and purrs.

The Island Cats said...

Goodbye, sweet Parker! We will never forget you...until we meet again. We love you! ♥♥♥

Rusty's Mom said...

Fly free Parker, I know that Rusty was waiting for you at the Bridge.

rainbow said...

You will always be in our hearts, dear Parker - may you fly free in the Elysian Fields where peace, happiness and eternal rest are forever yours. We know you are watching over your 'rents and sibs and giving them the strength to endure this very sad time and we are sending them all our most gentle purrs of consolation. Rest in Peace - we shall meet again.

Repositório said...

I´m so very sorry... I´m sad.

Forty Paws said...

You are free now Parker! We know that you are at peace now and that you have met TOWCB. Please give hugs to Davy, Munchkin, Bow, Annie, Gatsbi, Inky and Patches. We will see you again Parker. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers are being sent to you Parker Pie.

Smoochies!
Us and Maw

TK and Squashies said...

My deepest condolences to Parker's family. She was so very lucky that her daddy found her, brought her home, and showed her the true nature of unconditional love.

Thank you for sharing her journey in this life with us. We are better for having known her.

Smoochies, little girl, until we meet again.

The Lee County Clowder said...

We are full of sads. Play happily at The Bridge, Parker kittie.

Punapippuri said...

Parker, we bow our heads and tip our tails, and are honoured to have known you and your love for life.
This is one of the most beautiful things that Äiti has ever, ever read.
You live on.

Katie Isabella said...

Smoochies sweet Parker Pie and God speed on your journey. We will all meet again by and by. Comfort and love to your Rents.

Sparkle said...

Purrs to you today, and a note: ache as it might, your heart cannot really be broken when something so precious lives there.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

RIP beautiful Parker. We are very sad that you are gone, but are comforted knowing that you are once again healthy and happy at the Bridge ... we know our brofur Max was waiting there to welcome you.

Mommy Helen and Daddy Scott, please know that we are purring and purraying for you ... and we are sending love and ((((hugs)))) to help you through this heartbreaking time.

Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Abby Normal and Stygia said...

We are glad you had such a wonderful life, Parker. Our Mum has said before, yours was one of the first blogs she read when she had to be "catless" for a few years, and she had many smiles reading about you and looking at your beautiful pictures. Run free, sweet Parker.

DaisyMae Maus said...

So soon. We will miss Parker's humor and wit in the blogosphere. Our lives are richer for having known her. Godspeed.
DMM

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

Rest in peace, sweet little Parker. Thank you for all the great memories.

Maggie May said...

Parker will forever be in our hearts. She was one of our very first blogging friends and we will remember her fondly, always.
(((hugs))) & ♥
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

We are so unbelievably sad for you and for everyone who loved Parker.

Our momma says that she thinks the big C is the spawn of the devil and hopes that it will die a miserable death in her lifetime.

Simba said...

Yes, Godspeed for sure. Godspeed sweet kitty.

Chesney Cats said...

We don't know what to say because we know our pain is merely a drop compared to yours. We want you to know that you are in our hearts & prayers & that we are sending you much love, many hugs & loads of smoochies...

Angel and Kirby said...

We have put off commentening on this post because we were crying too hard, We do not have words for our grief and we know that ours is so much less than yours. She was a lovely sweet lady and will be missed by many.

marg said...

That is such a lovely story about where to bury a cat. It is all so true.Big hugs to you.

Ginger Jasper said...

Run free sweet girl you will be so missed.. Hugs GJ xx

Cat said...

Good-bye beautiful girl :-(

brandi said...

Oh Parker. Mine mommy's eyes are leaking. You are such a sweet friend and we are so sad to see you go. We know you will feel so much better, and will have many friends to play with, and you will all-ways be in our hearts.
Thank you for being you, and even inspiring us to change my blog!I am going to keep it shades of pink and purple just for you.
Goodbye, sweet Parker. We'll see you soon over the Rainbow, and always in our hearts.

Meg said...

I am so sorry for your loss. God speed Parker.

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

Run free, sweet beautiful Parker.
We will miss you so much.
Love & Purrs,
KC & Kitties

Ingrid King said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort and healing thoughts your way as you grieve Parker's loss.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We share your grief and your tears.
We will always remember beautiful and Purrfect Parker.
Hugs and Purrs-
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ
and mom Nancy

MoMo said...

RIP, my beautiful friend. We will miss you as sure as we will meet again some day across the Bridge.

Clooney said...

Beautiful post. We had always admired your sweet Parker from afar as she reminded us of our beloved girl who passed away a couple of years ago. It is evident how well Parker was loved and we send you our gentlest purrs and our most comforting thoughts at this painful time.

Be Well Sweet Parker Pie

Lynx217 said...

To Parker's Hoomins,
Please rest assured that your dear Parker is not alone. Sniffie, Inigo and I were at the Bridge waiting. We have a special room at our mansion for new arrivals so they can be alone if they wanna be and can hang out if they don't. After a long rest, Parker came and hung out and then we went on a stroll to go see where the rest of the anipals that came before are and then we ended at Parker's very own mansion (though always welcome to stay here with me and Sniffie). Then after a bit it was time for Parker's welcoming banquet with all the noms you can imagine and all those things we were never before allowed to eat! The mouse field is quite close to Parker's mansion and the nip field isn't too far so rest assured she's got primo real estate! She'll be staying here for a few days as we all pitch in to help her finish her mansion but she's always welcome here.
Do not cry too hard, you did all you could as my hoomins did for me, and Sniffie's for her. Your girl will be with you always as she lives on forever in your heart and she will spend every evening at the reflecting pool watching over her family.

Crown Prince Joseph A Nimbus of Iowa
AKA Nimbus aka Boo

Lynx217 said...

To Parker's Hoomins,
Please rest assured that your dear Parker is not alone. Sniffie, Inigo and I were at the Bridge waiting. We have a special room at our mansion for new arrivals so they can be alone if they wanna be and can hang out if they don't. After a long rest, Parker came and hung out and then we went on a stroll to go see where the rest of the anipals that came before are and then we ended at Parker's very own mansion (though always welcome to stay here with me and Sniffie). Then after a bit it was time for Parker's welcoming banquet with all the noms you can imagine and all those things we were never before allowed to eat! The mouse field is quite close to Parker's mansion and the nip field isn't too far so rest assured she's got primo real estate! She'll be staying here for a few days as we all pitch in to help her finish her mansion but she's always welcome here.
Do not cry too hard, you did all you could as my hoomins did for me, and Sniffie's for her. Your girl will be with you always as she lives on forever in your heart and she will spend every evening at the reflecting pool watching over her family.

Crown Prince Joseph A Nimbus of Iowa
AKA Nimbus aka Boo

Lynx217 said...

To Parker's Hoomins,
Please rest assured that your dear Parker is not alone. Sniffie, Inigo and I were at the Bridge waiting. We have a special room at our mansion for new arrivals so they can be alone if they wanna be and can hang out if they don't. After a long rest, Parker came and hung out and then we went on a stroll to go see where the rest of the anipals that came before are and then we ended at Parker's very own mansion (though always welcome to stay here with me and Sniffie). Then after a bit it was time for Parker's welcoming banquet with all the noms you can imagine and all those things we were never before allowed to eat! The mouse field is quite close to Parker's mansion and the nip field isn't too far so rest assured she's got primo real estate! She'll be staying here for a few days as we all pitch in to help her finish her mansion but she's always welcome here.
Do not cry too hard, you did all you could as my hoomins did for me, and Sniffie's for her. Your girl will be with you always as she lives on forever in your heart and she will spend every evening at the reflecting pool watching over her family.

Crown Prince Joseph A Nimbus of Iowa
AKA Nimbus aka Boo

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

When God asks, "What did you do with your one wild and wonderful life?" Parker will say, "I WAS LOVED!"
may we all be able to give that answer...to love and be loved is the greatest gift of all.
You have done it well even until the earthly end...
Soft hugs Karla

Cat Street Boyz said...

Oh Parker, the beautiful things you must be seeing now, the magnificent colors in the flowers and butterflies. Your fur is gleaming, your eyes are bright pools of color and though our eyes are leaking tears of sadness your circle of life here is complete as will ours someday. You have run ahead, across the bridge but know you have left so much of your love behind for us to keep deep inside our hearts.
Smoochies sweet one, we will miss your stories and adventures but we will make new ones when we meet again. We are sending comforting cyber (((HUGGZ)))to your Mommy and Daddy also to Puff, Powder and Rudy. Wuv, Tinker, Toy, Tang, TyGr, Teak, Thomas, (healing) Setzer, ICE and Mom Holly

Mr. Hendrix said...

You will always be in our hearts Parker. smoochies to you and your family. ((Hugs))

A few Good Cats said...

Parker, forever loved. She had the best possible life with you, and you will always have many happy memories. We send comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

Harry Spotter said...

We are so sorry for your loss of Sweet Parker. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Miss Parker,
You were the first kitty I fell in love with after getting to know the existance of cat blogosphere. I loved to read the adventures of you and your sibs, and loved seeing your pretty face. I am happy the you are pain free now. May you rest in peace little princess, and may your family have courage to pull through the ordeal.

Cory said...

::bows heads in honor::

Miss Parker Pie, we have loved you since the day we met you. We have joined paws in a purr circle surrounding you and your family with all of our love.

Cory, Ellie, Bennette, Cecilia, Figaro, Jonesie, Nigel, Ginger, Madison and Grete.

Cheri said...

Though your blog we felt as if we had the privileged of knowing Parker and your family. We send lots of love and light for Parker's crossing and to all of your family. Thank you so much for sharing your lives with us. Cheri, Madison, and Keegan

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I hope my Sibestas are chasing Miss Parker Pie North of The Rainbow Bridge!

Thanks fur listening to her - even though you knew it would hurt -

It's not furever - it's just - fur now -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hey Diamond - please share some Woofie love from ME

Doodle Bean II said...

My condolences to you. I know Parker will always be in your hearts and will always be perfect!

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so, so sad. We are going to miss her so much. Purrs to all of you.

Cody and Gracie

Alexi said...

Run free sweet Parker! We will miss you!

Jacqueline said...

My sincere condolances for the tremendous loss of your beautiful Parker...There are no words for the sorrow I know you all feel at this difficult time...Love never dies=Sweet Parker will be always loved, forever cherished, never forgotten...Sending you guys big hugs, wishing you all comfort...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Furry Bambinos said...

To Parker's Mommy and Daddy,

We are so very sorry about Parker's passing. Parker knows that you love her, and is watching over you now from the Bridge.

Sending Love and Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, Caramel, Sunny, Sky, and Mom Sue

Diane G. said...

Run free, Parker. We will see you on the other side.

Moe, Carmela, Cosmo, and Catmomma Diane

Diamond said...

Lynettea is crying and I am sending lots of purrs.
Diamond

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Goodbye, Sweet Girl. Your People loved you sooooooooo much. Watch over them till you meet again XOXOXO

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

We share your grief... Parker will forever be remembered in our hearts. And you are held in our hearts and thoughts now at this time of sorrow. We know you love her dearly and for always.

Hedley&Simon said...

I wish you comfort in this difficult time. You were truly there for Parker. Know she is whole again, and waits to see you again one day.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Our purrs to all of you, missing your sib and friend Parker...

Tina T-P said...

Oh, my heart is aching and my eyes are leaking for you all. Rest in Peace Parker - say Hi to Sinda and Neelix for me. T.

Katie and Glogirly said...

We are so very sorry....
We know how much your hearts are breaking...we feel your loss. We've enjoyed Parker's thoughts so much. Please let our prayers and purrs help to comfort you. Goodbyes hurt so much...but the memories can heal the sting.
love,
Katie & Glogirly

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Miss Peach has it right. You were LOVED, Puurfect Parker. That is the sum and whole of it. We miss you here, but know that you are on a new adventure. Run wild and free, sweet Parker Pie!

Hugs and comforting purrs to all the family you left behind. They will always have a Parker size hole in their hearts.

Laura & Taffy

Poppy Q said...

Miss P - I'm sure going to miss you sweet friend. We think our hearts are a little bit broken too.

Love
Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Sweet Purrfections said...

This is beautiful! Our thoughts are with you.

Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula

Keisha said...

My heart has a Sad and a Luv in it now.

Pierro said...

You are still in our thoughts today.
You are all of you so much loved.
bonks and hugs

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We so miss those eyes and the spirit and the life hat was Ms Parker Pie...Fly Free!

Team Tabby said...

We will remember you always, Parker, and will miss you lots.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike
BonBon - waiting for you at the Bridge

The Army of Four said...

We are so sorry to hear about your loss! Sweet Parker - we'll never forget you!
Play bows,
Zim

Au and Target said...

We're so sorry to hear about Parker. We're purring for all of you who are left behind.